planetary ball mill
The 911MPEPB500 Planetary Ball Mills are used for fine grinding of soft, hard to brittle or fibrous materials. Dry and wet grindings are possible. They support the daily sample preparation for laboratory- and development usage.
Planetary Ball Mills consist of several cylindrical grinding jars (positioned on the sun wheel as shown on the figure) which are filled with loose grinding balls. Two superimposed rotational movements move the grinding jars:
Like in a planetary system the grinding jar rotates on a orbit around the centre. This rotational movement is the self-rotation of the grinding container superimposed. The resulting centrifugal and acting acceleration forces lead to strong grinding effects. Furthermore there are forces working according to the coriolis acceleration. The result is an intensive grinding effect between the grinding balls and the sample.
Depending on the speed ratio different movement patters of the grinding balls / media can be achieved. It can be achieved that the grinding media are crossing the grinding jar and loosen from the wall. At hitting the wall of the grinding jar the sample will be stressed. At a different motion pattern the grinding balls roll over the sample and stress the ground material.
The selection of the right grinding jar and the correct filling level has a big impact on the grinding result. According to the application you have to select the correct material and amount/volume for the grinding jar and the grinding balls.
A jar filling should consist of about 1/3 sample and 1/3 ball charge. The remaining third is the free jar volume that is necessary for the movement of the balls. The following table provides recommendations.
Planetary ball mill is a very often used machine for mechanical alloying, especially in Europe. Because very small amount of powder (for example, as little as a few grammes), is required, the machine is suitable for research purposes in the laboratory. A typical planetary ball mill consists of one turn disc (sometimes called turn table) and two or four bowls. The turn disc rotates in one direction while the bowls rotate in the opposite direction. The centrifugal forces created by the rotation of the Mechanical Alloying.
A short milling duration of only 30 to 60 min. In cases where relatively high temperature is necessary to promote reaction rate, even this may be an added advantage to the process. In addition, the planetary ball mill may be modified by incorporating temperature control elements.
Two types of bowls are commercially available: steel including hardened chrome steel, stainless CrNi-steel and hardmetal tungsten carbide (WC+Co) and ceramic bowls including sintered corundum (Al2O3), agate (SiO2) and zirconium oxide (ZrO2). They generally are available in three different sizes of 80, 250 and 500ml. For high energy mechanical alloying, however, steel bowls are recommended since ceramic bowls can cause contamination due to minute chipped off or fractured particles from the brittle surfaces of the milling bowl and balls. Generally, bowls and balls of the same material are employed in the mechanical alloying process to avoid the possibility of cross contamination from different materials.
Based on powder particle size and impact energy required, balls with size of 10 to 30 mm are normally used. If the size of the balls is too small, impact energy may be too low for alloying to take place. In order to increase impact energy without increasing the rotational speed, balls with high density such as tungsten balls may be employed. Table 2.1 gives the recommended number of balls per bowl to be applied.
Table 2.2 gives a summary of abrasion properties and densities for the selection of bowl and ball materials. It can be seen that the oxide materials show the lowest density while tungsten carbide, the highest density. Hence, at the same rotational speed and ball size, the oxide ball with the lowest density will generate the lowest collision energy.
Another popular mill for conducting MA experiments is the planetary ball mill (referred to as Pulverisette) in which a few hundred grams of the powder can be milled at the same time (Fig. 4.4). These are manufactured by Fritsch GmbH (Industriestrae 8. D-55743 Idar-Oberstein, Germany; +49-6784-70 146 www.FRITSCH.de) and marketed by Gilson Co. in the United States and Canada (P.O. Box 200, Lewis Center, OH 43085-0677, USA, Tel: 1-800-444-1508 or 740-548-7298; www.globalgilson.com). The planetary ball mill owes its name to the planet-like movement of its vials. These are arranged on a rotating support disk, and a special drive mechanism causes them to rotate around their own axes. The centrifugal force produced by the vials rotating around their own axes and that produced by the rotating support disk both act on the vial contents, consisting of the material to be ground and the grinding balls. Since the vials and the supporting disk rotate in opposite directions, the centrifugal forces alternately act in like and opposite directions. This causes the grinding balls to run down the inside wall of the vialthe friction effect, followed by the material being ground and the grinding balls lifting off and traveling freely through the inner chamber of the vial and colliding with the opposing inside wallthe impact effect. The grinding balls impacting with each other intensify the impact effect considerably.
The grinding balls in the planetary mills acquire much higher impact energy than is possible with simple pure gravity or centrifugal mills. The impact energy acquired depends on the speed of the planetary mill and can reach about 20 times the earths acceleration. As the speed is reduced, the grinding balls lose the impact energy, and when the energy is sufficiently low there is no grinding involved; only mixing occurs in the sample.
Even though the disk and the vial rotation speeds could not be independently controlled in the early versions, it is possible to do so in the modern versions of the Fritsch planetary ball mills. In a single mill one can have either two (Pulverisette 5 or 7) or four (Pulverisette 5) milling stations. Recently, a single-station mill was also developed (Pulverisette 6). Three different sizes of containers, with capacities of 80. 250, and 500 ml. are available. Grinding vials and balls are available in eight different materials agate, silicon nitride, sintered corundum, zirconia, chrome steel, Cr-Ni steel, tungsten carbide, and plastic polyamide. Even though the linear velocity of the balls in this type of mill is higher than that in the SPEX mills, the frequency of impacts is much less than in the SPEX mills. Hence, in comparison to SPEX mills, Fritsch Pulverisette can be considered as lower energy mills.
Some high-energy planetary ball mills have been developed by Russian scientists, and these have been designated as AGO mills, such as AGO-2U and AGO-2M. The high energy of these mills is derived from the very high rotation speeds that are achievable. For example, Salimon et al. used their planetary ball mill at a rotation speed of 1235 rpm corresponding to the mill energy intensity of 50 W/g. It has been reported that some of these mills can be used at rotation speeds greater than 2000 rpm.
A recent development in the design of the Fritsch mills has been the incorporation of a gas pressure and temperature measuring system (GTM) for in situ data acquisition during milling. Generally, the occurrence of phase changes in the milled powder is interpreted or inferred by analyzing the powder constitution after milling has been stopped. Sometimes a small quantity of the powder is removed from the charge in the mill and analyzed to obtain information on the progress of alloying and/or phase transformations. This method could lead to some errors because the state of the powder during milling could be different from what it is after the milling has been stopped. To overcome this difficulty, Fritsch GmbH developed the GTM system to enable the operator to obtain data during milling.
The basic idea of this measuring system is the quick and continuous determination of temperature and pressure during the milling process. The temperature measured corresponds to the total temperature rise in the system due to the combination of grinding, impact, and phase transformation processes. Since the heat capacity of the container and the grinding medium is much higher than the mass of the powder, it is necessary to have a sensitive temperature measurement in order to derive meaningful information. Accordingly, a continuous and sensitive measurement of gas pressure inside the milling container is carried out to measure very quickly and detect small temperature changes. The measured gas pressure includes not only information about the temperature increase due to friction, impact forces, and phase transformations, but also the interaction of gases with the fresh surfaces formed during the milling operation (adsorption and desorption of gases). The continual and highly sensitive measurement of the gas pressure within the milling container facilitates detection of abrupt and minute changes in the reactions occurring inside the vial. The pressure could be measured in the range of 0-700 kPa, with a resolution of 0.175 kPa, which translates to a temperature resolution of 0.025 K.
Bachin et al carried out MA of dispersion-strengthened, nickel-base superalloys in a centrifugal planetary ball mill. The mechanics of this mill are characterized by the rotational speed of the plate p, that of the container relative to the plate v, the mass of the charge, the size of the ball, the ball to powder ratio and the radius of the container. A schematic of the planetary ball mill is shown in Fig.2.4. Figure 2.5 shows a laboratory planetary mill.
diameters (0.5 to 2.5 m) to achieve high energy by rotating it just below the critical speeds c (up to 0.9 c ). Even though the time required to accomplish MA by these mills is longer compared to attritor mills, the overall economics are favourable.
As far as the grinding media are concerned, common practice is to use hardened high carbon-high chromium steel balls (4 to 12 mm diameter), normally specified for ball bearings. Stainless steel balls have also been used. When it is necessary to minimize iron contamination in the charge, balls of tungsten carbide have also been used. When necessary, the balls have been coated with the necessary oxide that was to be dispersed in the composition to be mechanically alloyed.
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Planetary Mills classic line process hard, medium-hard, soft, brittle, abrasive, fibrous and moist materials from a few milligrams up to several kilograms and achieve final finenesses of less than 1 m. The comminution of the material to be ground takes place primarily through the high-energy impact of grinding balls in rotating grinding bowls.The grinding can be performed dry, in suspension or in inert gas. In addition to comminution, you can use Planetary Mills for mixing and homogenising of emulsions and pastes or for mechanical alloying and activation in materials research.
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The ball mill accepts the SAG or AG mill product. Ball mills give a controlled final grind and produce flotation feed of a uniform size. Ball mills tumble iron or steel balls with the ore. The balls are initially 510 cm diameter but gradually wear away as grinding of the ore proceeds. The feed to ball mills (dry basis) is typically 75 vol.-% ore and 25% steel.
The ball mill is operated in closed circuit with a particle-size measurement device and size-control cyclones. The cyclones send correct-size material on to flotation and direct oversize material back to the ball mill for further grinding.
Grinding elements in ball mills travel at different velocities. Therefore, collision force, direction and kinetic energy between two or more elements vary greatly within the ball charge. Frictional wear or rubbing forces act on the particles, as well as collision energy. These forces are derived from the rotational motion of the balls and movement of particles within the mill and contact zones of colliding balls.
By rotation of the mill body, due to friction between mill wall and balls, the latter rise in the direction of rotation till a helix angle does not exceed the angle of repose, whereupon, the balls roll down. Increasing of rotation rate leads to growth of the centrifugal force and the helix angle increases, correspondingly, till the component of weight strength of balls become larger than the centrifugal force. From this moment the balls are beginning to fall down, describing during falling certain parabolic curves (Figure 2.7). With the further increase of rotation rate, the centrifugal force may become so large that balls will turn together with the mill body without falling down. The critical speed n (rpm) when the balls are attached to the wall due to centrifugation:
where Dm is the mill diameter in meters. The optimum rotational speed is usually set at 6580% of the critical speed. These data are approximate and may not be valid for metal particles that tend to agglomerate by welding.
The degree of filling the mill with balls also influences productivity of the mill and milling efficiency. With excessive filling, the rising balls collide with falling ones. Generally, filling the mill by balls must not exceed 3035% of its volume.
The mill productivity also depends on many other factors: physical-chemical properties of feed material, filling of the mill by balls and their sizes, armor surface shape, speed of rotation, milling fineness and timely moving off of ground product.
where b.ap is the apparent density of the balls; l is the degree of filling of the mill by balls; n is revolutions per minute; 1, and 2 are coefficients of efficiency of electric engine and drive, respectively.
A feature of ball mills is their high specific energy consumption; a mill filled with balls, working idle, consumes approximately as much energy as at full-scale capacity, i.e. during grinding of material. Therefore, it is most disadvantageous to use a ball mill at less than full capacity.
The ball mill is a tumbling mill that uses steel balls as the grinding media. The length of the cylindrical shell is usually 11.5 times the shell diameter (Figure 8.11). The feed can be dry, with less than 3% moisture to minimize ball coating, or slurry containing 2040% water by weight. Ball mills are employed in either primary or secondary grinding applications. In primary applications, they receive their feed from crushers, and in secondary applications, they receive their feed from rod mills, AG mills, or SAG mills.
Ball mills are filled up to 40% with steel balls (with 3080mm diameter), which effectively grind the ore. The material that is to be ground fills the voids between the balls. The tumbling balls capture the particles in ball/ball or ball/liner events and load them to the point of fracture.
When hard pebbles rather than steel balls are used for the grinding media, the mills are known as pebble mills. As mentioned earlier, pebble mills are widely used in the North American taconite iron ore operations. Since the weight of pebbles per unit volume is 3555% of that of steel balls, and as the power input is directly proportional to the volume weight of the grinding medium, the power input and capacity of pebble mills are correspondingly lower. Thus, in a given grinding circuit, for a certain feed rate, a pebble mill would be much larger than a ball mill, with correspondingly a higher capital cost. However, the increase in capital cost is justified economically by a reduction in operating cost attributed to the elimination of steel grinding media.
In general, ball mills can be operated either wet or dry and are capable of producing products in the order of 100m. This represents reduction ratios of as great as 100. Very large tonnages can be ground with these ball mills because they are very effective material handling devices. Ball mills are rated by power rather than capacity. Today, the largest ball mill in operation is 8.53m diameter and 13.41m long with a corresponding motor power of 22MW (Toromocho, private communications).
Planetary ball mills. A planetary ball mill consists of at least one grinding jar, which is arranged eccentrically on a so-called sun wheel. The direction of movement of the sun wheel is opposite to that of the grinding jars according to a fixed ratio. The grinding balls in the grinding jars are subjected to superimposed rotational movements. The jars are moved around their own axis and, in the opposite direction, around the axis of the sun wheel at uniform speed and uniform rotation ratios. The result is that the superimposition of the centrifugal forces changes constantly (Coriolis motion). The grinding balls describe a semicircular movement, separate from the inside wall, and collide with the opposite surface at high impact energy. The difference in speeds produces an interaction between frictional and impact forces, which releases high dynamic energies. The interplay between these forces produces the high and very effective degree of size reduction of the planetary ball mill. Planetary ball mills are smaller than common ball mills, and are mainly used in laboratories for grinding sample material down to very small sizes.
Vibration mill. Twin- and three-tube vibrating mills are driven by an unbalanced drive. The entire filling of the grinding cylinders, which comprises the grinding media and the feed material, constantly receives impulses from the circular vibrations in the body of the mill. The grinding action itself is produced by the rotation of the grinding media in the opposite direction to the driving rotation and by continuous head-on collisions of the grinding media. The residence time of the material contained in the grinding cylinders is determined by the quantity of the flowing material. The residence time can also be influenced by using damming devices. The sample passes through the grinding cylinders in a helical curve and slides down from the inflow to the outflow. The high degree of fineness achieved is the result of this long grinding procedure. Continuous feeding is carried out by vibrating feeders, rotary valves, or conveyor screws. The product is subsequently conveyed either pneumatically or mechanically. They are basically used to homogenize food and feed.
CryoGrinder. As small samples (100 mg or <20 ml) are difficult to recover from a standard mortar and pestle, the CryoGrinder serves as an alternative. The CryoGrinder is a miniature mortar shaped as a small well and a tightly fitting pestle. The CryoGrinder is prechilled, then samples are added to the well and ground by a handheld cordless screwdriver. The homogenization and collection of the sample is highly efficient. In environmental analysis, this system is used when very small samples are available, such as small organisms or organs (brains, hepatopancreas, etc.).
The vibratory ball mill is another kind of high-energy ball mill that is used mainly for preparing amorphous alloys. The vials capacities in the vibratory mills are smaller (about 10 ml in volume) compared to the previous types of mills. In this mill, the charge of the powder and milling tools are agitated in three perpendicular directions (Fig. 1.6) at very high speed, as high as 1200 rpm.
Another type of the vibratory ball mill, which is used at the van der Waals-Zeeman Laboratory, consists of a stainless steel vial with a hardened steel bottom, and a single hardened steel ball of 6 cm in diameter (Fig. 1.7).
The mill is evacuated during milling to a pressure of 106 Torr, in order to avoid reactions with a gas atmosphere. Subsequently, this mill is suitable for mechanical alloying of some special systems that are highly reactive with the surrounding atmosphere, such as rare earth elements.
A ball mill is a relatively simple apparatus in which the motion of the reactor, or of a part of it, induces a series of collisions of balls with each other and with the reactor walls (Suryanarayana, 2001). At each collision, a fraction of the powder inside the reactor is trapped between the colliding surfaces of the milling tools and submitted to a mechanical load at relatively high strain rates (Suryanarayana, 2001). This load generates a local nonhydrostatic mechanical stress at every point of contact between any pair of powder particles. The specific features of the deformation processes induced by these stresses depend on the intensity of the mechanical stresses themselves, on the details of the powder particle arrangement, that is on the topology of the contact network, and on the physical and chemical properties of powders (Martin et al., 2003; Delogu, 2008a). At the end of any given collision event, the powder that has been trapped is remixed with the powder that has not undergone this process. Correspondingly, at any instant in the mechanical processing, the whole powder charge includes fractions of powder that have undergone a different number of collisions.
The individual reactive processes at the perturbed interface between metallic elements are expected to occur on timescales that are, at most, comparable with the collision duration (Hammerberg et al., 1998; Urakaev and Boldyrev, 2000; Lund and Schuh, 2003; Delogu and Cocco, 2005a,b). Therefore, unless the ball mill is characterized by unusually high rates of powder mixing and frequency of collisions, reactive events initiated by local deformation processes at a given collision are not affected by a successive collision. Indeed, the time interval between successive collisions is significantly longer than the time period required by local structural perturbations for full relaxation (Hammerberg et al., 1998; Urakaev and Boldyrev, 2000; Lund and Schuh, 2003; Delogu and Cocco, 2005a,b).
These few considerations suffice to point out the two fundamental features of powder processing by ball milling, which in turn govern the MA processes in ball mills. First, mechanical processing by ball milling is a discrete processing method. Second, it has statistical character. All of this has important consequences for the study of the kinetics of MA processes. The fact that local deformation events are connected to individual collisions suggests that absolute time is not an appropriate reference quantity to describe mechanically induced phase transformations. Such a description should rather be made as a function of the number of collisions (Delogu et al., 2004). A satisfactory description of the MA kinetics must also account for the intrinsic statistical character of powder processing by ball milling. The amount of powder trapped in any given collision, at the end of collision is indeed substantially remixed with the other powder in the reactor. It follows that the same amount, or a fraction of it, could at least in principle be trapped again in the successive collision.
This is undoubtedly a difficult aspect to take into account in a mathematical description of MA kinetics. There are at least two extreme cases to consider. On the one hand, it could be assumed that the powder trapped in a given collision cannot be trapped in the successive one. On the other, it could be assumed that powder mixing is ideal and that the amount of powder trapped at a given collision has the same probability of being processed in the successive collision. Both these cases allow the development of a mathematical model able to describe the relationship between apparent kinetics and individual collision events. However, the latter assumption seems to be more reliable than the former one, at least for commercial mills characterized by relatively complex displacement in the reactor (Manai et al., 2001, 2004).
A further obvious condition for the successful development of a mathematical description of MA processes is the one related to the uniformity of collision regimes. More specifically, it is highly desirable that the powders trapped at impact always experience the same conditions. This requires the control of the ball dynamics inside the reactor, which can be approximately obtained by using a single milling ball and an amount of powder large enough to assure inelastic impact conditions (Manai et al., 2001, 2004; Delogu et al., 2004). In fact, the use of a single milling ball avoids impacts between balls, which have a remarkable disordering effect on the ball dynamics, whereas inelastic impact conditions permit the establishment of regular and periodic ball dynamics (Manai et al., 2001, 2004; Delogu et al., 2004).
All of the above assumptions and observations represent the basis and guidelines for the development of the mathematical model briefly outlined in the following. It has been successfully applied to the case of a Spex Mixer/ Mill mod. 8000, but the same approach can, in principle, be used for other ball mills.
The Planetary ball mills are the most popular mills used in MM, MA, and MD scientific researches for synthesizing almost all of the materials presented in Figure 1.1. In this type of mill, the milling media have considerably high energy, because milling stock and balls come off the inner wall of the vial (milling bowl or vial) and the effective centrifugal force reaches up to 20 times gravitational acceleration.
The centrifugal forces caused by the rotation of the supporting disc and autonomous turning of the vial act on the milling charge (balls and powders). Since the turning directions of the supporting disc and the vial are opposite, the centrifugal forces alternately are synchronized and opposite. Therefore, the milling media and the charged powders alternatively roll on the inner wall of the vial, and are lifted and thrown off across the bowl at high speed, as schematically presented in Figure 2.17.
However, there are some companies in the world who manufacture and sell number of planetary-type ball mills; Fritsch GmbH (www.fritsch-milling.com) and Retsch (http://www.retsch.com) are considered to be the oldest and principal companies in this area.
Fritsch produces different types of planetary ball mills with different capacities and rotation speeds. Perhaps, Fritsch Pulverisette P5 (Figure 2.18(a)) and Fritsch Pulverisette P6 (Figure 2.18(b)) are the most popular models of Fritsch planetary ball mills. A variety of vials and balls made of different materials with different capacities, starting from 80ml up to 500ml, are available for the Fritsch Pulverisette planetary ball mills; these include tempered steel, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, agate, sintered corundum, silicon nitride, and zirconium oxide. Figure 2.19 presents 80ml-tempered steel vial (a) and 500ml-agate vials (b) together with their milling media that are made of the same materials.
Figure 2.18. Photographs of Fritsch planetary-type high-energy ball mill of (a) Pulverisette P5 and (b) Pulverisette P6. The equipment is housed in the Nanotechnology Laboratory, Energy and Building Research Center (EBRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
Figure 2.19. Photographs of the vials used for Fritsch planetary ball mills with capacity of (a) 80ml and (b) 500ml. The vials and the balls shown in (a) and (b) are made of tempered steel agate materials, respectively (Nanotechnology Laboratory, Energy and Building Research Center (EBRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)).
More recently and in year 2011, Fritsch GmbH (http://www.fritsch-milling.com) introduced a new high-speed and versatile planetary ball mill called Planetary Micro Mill PULVERISETTE 7 (Figure 2.20). The company claims this new ball mill will be helpful to enable extreme high-energy ball milling at rotational speed reaching to 1,100rpm. This allows the new mill to achieve sensational centrifugal accelerations up to 95 times Earth gravity. They also mentioned that the energy application resulted from this new machine is about 150% greater than the classic planetary mills. Accordingly, it is expected that this new milling machine will enable the researchers to get their milled powders in short ball-milling time with fine powder particle sizes that can reach to be less than 1m in diameter. The vials available for this new type of mill have sizes of 20, 45, and 80ml. Both the vials and balls can be made of the same materials, which are used in the manufacture of large vials used for the classic Fritsch planetary ball mills, as shown in the previous text.
Retsch has also produced a number of capable high-energy planetary ball mills with different capacities (http://www.retsch.com/products/milling/planetary-ball-mills/); namely Planetary Ball Mill PM 100 (Figure 2.21(a)), Planetary Ball Mill PM 100 CM, Planetary Ball Mill PM 200, and Planetary Ball Mill PM 400 (Figure 2.21(b)). Like Fritsch, Retsch offers high-quality ball-milling vials with different capacities (12, 25, 50, 50, 125, 250, and 500ml) and balls of different diameters (540mm), as exemplified in Figure 2.22. These milling tools can be made of hardened steel as well as other different materials such as carbides, nitrides, and oxides.
Figure 2.21. Photographs of Retsch planetary-type high-energy ball mill of (a) PM 100 and (b) PM 400. The equipment is housed in the Nanotechnology Laboratory, Energy and Building Research Center (EBRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
Figure 2.22. Photographs of the vials used for Retsch planetary ball mills with capacity of (a) 80ml, (b) 250ml, and (c) 500ml. The vials and the balls shown are made of tempered steel (Nanotechnology Laboratory, Energy and Building Research Center (EBRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)).
Both Fritsch and Retsch companies have offered special types of vials that allow monitoring and measure the gas pressure and temperature inside the vial during the high-energy planetary ball-milling process. Moreover, these vials allow milling the powders under inert (e.g., argon or helium) or reactive gas (e.g., hydrogen or nitrogen) with a maximum gas pressure of 500kPa (5bar). It is worth mentioning here that such a development made on the vials design allows the users and researchers to monitor the progress tackled during the MA and MD processes by following up the phase transformations and heat realizing upon RBM, where the interaction of the gas used with the freshly created surfaces of the powders during milling (adsorption, absorption, desorption, and decomposition) can be monitored. Furthermore, the data of the temperature and pressure driven upon using this system is very helpful when the ball mills are used for the formation of stable (e.g., intermetallic compounds) and metastable (e.g., amorphous and nanocrystalline materials) phases. In addition, measuring the vial temperature during blank (without samples) high-energy ball mill can be used as an indication to realize the effects of friction, impact, and conversion processes.
More recently, Evico-magnetics (www.evico-magnetics.de) has manufactured an extraordinary high-pressure milling vial with gas-temperature-monitoring (GTM) system. Likewise both system produced by Fritsch and Retsch, the developed system produced by Evico-magnetics, allowing RBM but at very high gas pressure that can reach to 15,000kPa (150bar). In addition, it allows in situ monitoring of temperature and of pressure by incorporating GTM. The vials, which can be used with any planetary mills, are made of hardened steel with capacity up to 220ml. The manufacturer offers also two-channel system for simultaneous use of two milling vials.
Using different ball mills as examples, it has been shown that, on the basis of the theory of glancing collision of rigid bodies, the theoretical calculation of tPT conditions and the kinetics of mechanochemical processes are possible for the reactors that are intended to perform different physicochemical processes during mechanical treatment of solids. According to the calculations, the physicochemical effect of mechanochemical reactors is due to short-time impulses of pressure (P = ~ 10101011 dyn cm2) with shift, and temperature T(x, t). The highest temperature impulse T ~ 103 K are caused by the dry friction phenomenon.
Typical spatial and time parameters of the impactfriction interaction of the particles with a size R ~ 104 cm are as follows: localization region, x ~ 106 cm; time, t ~ 108 s. On the basis of the obtained theoretical results, the effect of short-time contact fusion of particles treated in various comminuting devices can play a key role in the mechanism of activation and chemical reactions for wide range of mechanochemical processes. This role involves several aspects, that is, the very fact of contact fusion transforms the solid phase process onto another qualitative level, judging from the mass transfer coefficients. The spatial and time characteristics of the fused zone are such that quenching of non-equilibrium defects and intermediate products of chemical reactions occurs; solidification of the fused zone near the contact point results in the formation of a nanocrystal or nanoamor- phous state. The calculation models considered above and the kinetic equations obtained using them allow quantitative ab initio estimates of rate constants to be performed for any specific processes of mechanical activation and chemical transformation of the substances in ball mills.
There are two classes of ball mills: planetary and mixer (also called swing) mill. The terms high-speed vibration milling (HSVM), high-speed ball milling (HSBM), and planetary ball mill (PBM) are often used. The commercial apparatus are PBMs Fritsch P-5 and Fritsch Pulverisettes 6 and 7 classic line, the Retsch shaker (or mixer) mills ZM1, MM200, MM400, AS200, the Spex 8000, 6750 freezer/mill SPEX CertiPrep, and the SWH-0.4 vibrational ball mill. In some instances temperature controlled apparatus were used (58MI1); freezer/mills were used in some rare cases (13MOP1824).
The balls are made of stainless steel, agate (SiO2), zirconium oxide (ZrO2), or silicon nitride (Si3N). The use of stainless steel will contaminate the samples with steel particles and this is a problem both for solid-state NMR and for drug purity.
However, there are many types of ball mills (see Chapter 2 for more details), such as drum ball mills, jet ball mills, bead-mills, roller ball mills, vibration ball mills, and planetary ball mills, they can be grouped or classified into two types according to their rotation speed, as follows: (i) high-energy ball mills and (ii) low-energy ball mills. Table 3.1 presents characteristics and comparison between three types of ball mills (attritors, vibratory mills, planetary ball mills and roller mills) that are intensively used on MA, MD, and MM techniques.
In fact, choosing the right ball mill depends on the objectives of the process and the sort of materials (hard, brittle, ductile, etc.) that will be subjecting to the ball-milling process. For example, the characteristics and properties of those ball mills used for reduction in the particle size of the starting materials via top-down approach, or so-called mechanical milling (MM process), or for mechanically induced solid-state mixing for fabrications of composite and nanocomposite powders may differ widely from those mills used for achieving mechanically induced solid-state reaction (MISSR) between the starting reactant materials of elemental powders (MA process), or for tackling dramatic phase transformation changes on the structure of the starting materials (MD). Most of the ball mills in the market can be employed for different purposes and for preparing of wide range of new materials.
Martinez-Sanchez et al.  have pointed out that employing of high-energy ball mills not only contaminates the milled amorphous powders with significant volume fractions of impurities that come from milling media that move at high velocity, but it also affects the stability and crystallization properties of the formed amorphous phase. They have proved that the properties of the formed amorphous phase (Mo53Ni47) powder depends on the type of the ball-mill equipment (SPEX 8000D Mixer/Mill and Zoz Simoloter mill) used in their important investigations. This was indicated by the high contamination content of oxygen on the amorphous powders prepared by SPEX 8000D Mixer/Mill, when compared with the corresponding amorphous powders prepared by Zoz Simoloter mill. Accordingly, they have attributed the poor stabilities, indexed by the crystallization temperature of the amorphous phase formed by SPEX 8000D Mixer/Mill to the presence of foreign matter (impurities).
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Inovatec planetary ball mill is a powerful grinding machine for multiple industries. It outputs high energy with stable speed controls. Therefore, it quickly grinds materials to the nanoscale level. It is ideal for colloidal grinding, mineral grinding as well as tea grinding.
When you buy one planetary ball mill, we include four milling jars, ball mill media, and other accessories. Extra accessories include: 1 spare motor belt, four jar clamping device, 1 pcs Hex L-key, 1 pcs ball mill height adjuster, two additional cap screws, one spare fuse, and one socket power cord as well as one operational manual.
For one pcs of lab mill, we suggest making air shipments. If you have many products to ship, you can organize shipments by sea. Our nearest ports are Shanghai, Ningbo, and Yiwu. So we can ship to your warehouse per your requests.
Almost every alumina grinding/milling jar comes as non-sticky. These jars have been used for generations to achieve the purest results possible with no complications in cleaning. The jar sets come packed with a grinding jar, stainless steel gaskets to seal the lid, and the lid.
The High-Speed Planetary Jar Mills from Inovatec are very high-end machines. They are used for fine grinding, nanomaterial dispersion, mixing, developing a new line of products, and small-batch productions.
The machine itself is not particularly big. It works like a charm, has minimal noise, and works very efficiently. If youre a scientific researcher, university personnel, or have operations in industrial-grade laboratories, you can benefit from a Planetary Jar Mill. They can effectively collect micro-particle samples which are achieved with help of vacuum ball milling. The samples are practically ground in a vacuum chamber to eliminate contamination.
The planetary mill comes with four tanks. The tanks are set on the same turntable. The moment the turntable starts rotating, the tanks rotate with the turntables and on their own axis as well to get the planetary motion.
There are grinding balls that hit each other while rotating in the tank, in a very high-speed environment. It results in the grinding and mixing of the samples. The jar mill supports variable particle sizes down to 0.1 microns. Its applicable to both dry and wet conditions.
The planetary ball milling machine is widely used in geology, minerals, metallurgy, and electronics, building materials, ceramics, chemicals, light industry, medicine, beauty, environmental protection, matcha, and other departments.
The machine is widely used to prepare geological samples, that is, reducing or grinding rocks and minerals, also, the preparation of environmental samples, for example, soil, etc., and new material research.
You can set its spinning speed, the direction of spin, and even the duration youd want it to run. Time can be selected in hours, minutes, and seconds. You can also set break time duration in hours, minutes, and seconds.
After setting all the parameters, then you can start grinding. Another cool thing about the planetary ball mill is that it requires minimal to no supervision when working. You can even set a regular hour when grinding should start.
The planetary ball mill works by rotating both the sun-wheel and the grinding jar. It creates superimposed rational movements, for example, where one complete rotation of the sun wheel along its axis will make the grinding jar counter-rotate twice, making the speed ratio 1:-2.
The grinding media, the intense centrifugal force, and Coriolis acceleration cause stress to the element being ground, which reduces the time and cost and increases the efficiency of grinding using the planetary ball mill.
Now, the planetary ball mill has two superimposed movements. The widely employed rational ratio used by planetary ball mills is 1: -2; meaning for every rotation the sun wheel makes, the grinding jars make two rotations, but in the opposite direction hence the -2.
For different samples, different grinding jar sizes are used. Also, different grinding materials are used together with different grinding jar lining, for example, Zirconium oxide (ZrO2), Tungsten carbide, Stainless steel, etc.
The planetary ball mills can grind hard, medium-hard, fibrous, for example, ores, minerals, ceramics, chemicals, etc., and brittle material. The planetary ball mill will grind to the most exceptional degree less than 1m.
The machine can use stainless steel balls, which are very robust in nature and can aid in grinding any element easily in both wet and dry conditions. These stainless steel balls come in different sizes in diameter.
Polyurethane balls (PU balls) are put in use to aid in the grinding process. PU balls do not wear out quickly. The PU material is robust in nature, which makes PU balls ideal for prolonged use in the planetary ball mill grinding and size reduction process.
Acquiring a planetary ball mill together with its grinding jars comes with grinding balls ofdifferent sizes in diameter and of different materials, for example, stainless steel grinding balls, PU grinding balls, zirconia grinding balls, etc.
The planetary ball mill can employ both wet and dry grinding. You can work on toxic or hazardous material. The machine comes with safety closure devices that clamp the lid of the jar securely to prevent exposure to a given poisonous or harmful sample.
The planetary ball mill has a multi-language graphical user interface for you to issue instructions to the machine through it. Youll just need to set the spinning speed, the direction of spin, and even the duration youd want it to run, including break time durations.
You are just required to clean these balls thoroughly after each run so that you can remove any toxic or hazardous materials from them. Also, you need to clean them carefully to avoid contamination of the next sample to be ground.
The planetary ball mill is a high-tech grinding machine that can be employed in almost any research facility. Its small size and noiseless features make it even more suitable for many research facilities.
The planetary ball mill can be used in laboratories to reduce the sizes of particles of elements that are under experiment. These planetary ball mills can handle even fragile samples such as glass without breaking it.
You can also prepare materials that youd not want to oxidize. Through the useof the grindingjar,whichhas an aeration cover used to cover grinding jars when using inert gases, for example, argon.
The planetary ball mill grinds or even reduces the sizes of elements using the impact and friction principle. This working principle works on soft, hard, brittle, and fibrous. These materials can either be dry or wet; the machine can do both wet and dry grinding.
You can set running time in hours, minutes, and seconds. Similarly, you can set break time durations and also a particular starting time for the planetary ball mill to start grinding daily, even in hours, minutes, and seconds.
The best part about planetary ball mills is that you can load more than one grinding jar at the same time. This means that you can grind different elements at the same time. How awesome is that! The planetary ball mill saves you both time and energy.
You will first add grinding balls to the grinding jar. Then, you will add the element you desire to grind. You will also need to ensure that youve used the correct amount of grinding balls, bearing in mind their sizes (diameter).
Then once youve finished setting up and ensuring that the planetary ball mill is ready to go, you are required to feed instructions to the planetary ball mill through the multi-language graphical user interface control console.
You will set up the period in which the process is supposed to run and, if necessary, break time durations. The planetary ball mill requires minimal to no supervision as it can handle tasks on its own.
The planetary ball mill has a working principle of impact and friction. The planetary ball mill is equipped with four ball mill tanks and the sun wheel that rotates on its axis. The ball mill tanks also revolve around the sun wheel in a planetary fashion, hence the name planetary ball mill.
After grinding, remember to clean your grinding balls thoroughly. Cleaning them will remove any hazardous materials. Further, cleaning your grinding balls ensures that there is no contamination of the next element to undergo grinding.
The planetary ball mill can use stainless steel balls, which are very robust and can aid in grinding any element easily in both wet and dry conditions. These stainless steel balls come in different sizes in diameter.
Polyurethane balls (PU balls) are put in use to aid in the grinding process. PU balls do not wear out quickly. The PU material is robust, which makes PU balls ideal for prolonged use in the planetary ball mill grinding and size reduction process.
The planetary ball mill has an impeccable record when it comes to grinding. The planetary ball mill is a high-tech grinding machine that can finish parts in small batches by polishing and deburring them.
The good news is that you can now view what is going on in the planetary ball mill through an explosion-proof window. The window is transparent, and that makes it possible to get all the information going on in the planetary ball mill.
For wet grinding, youll need to use a dispersant liquid, which may be water, alcohol, long-chain molecules, or even a buffer. The primary aim of using a dispersant liquid is to separate particles of the element you want to grind.
Now, for the process to be complete, youll need to use small grinding balls. Small grinding balls tend to get a lot of friction. The best small grinding balls for wet conditions are those smaller than 3 mm.
You also need to ensure that you use grinding jars and grinding balls of the same material to avoid damages. Some grinding balls are more durable than other grinding media, which may end up damaging both the grinding jars and grinding balls.
Always check your lid for damages before covering your grinding jar. After that, load the safely secured grinding jar on to the planetary ball mill and set your working parameters via the multi-language graphical user interface control console.
Youll first start by adding the grinding media into the grinding jar. You should make sure that your grinding jar and grinding media are made of the same material. This will make sure that you avoid damaging your grinding jars or grinding balls.
Thirdly, the planetary ball mill can employ both wet and dry grinding. You can work on toxic or hazardous material. The machine comes with safety closure devices that clamp the lid of the jar securely to prevent exposure to a given poisonous or harmful sample.
Another advantage is that the planetary ball mill has a multi-language graphical user interface for you to issue instructions to the machine through it. Youll just need to set the spinning speed, the direction of spin, and even the duration youd want it to run.
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The structure of our high-efficient and energy-saving ball mill is different from the original ball mill. The machine body and the bottom frame is integral, so that the machine can be craned and put on the base in one step. The principle axis adopts double-row centripetal spherical roller bearing. Its energy consumption is reduced by 30%, and the discharge mode of materials is force by grate, instead of control discharge by overflow, so that the fineness of milled materials is promoted, and the processing volume is increased by 15-30%.
The ball mill is horizontal cylindrical rotation device, driven by brim gearwheel. There are two chambers and grids. Material goes into the first chamber through the feeding inlet. Inside the first chamber, there are stage liners and ripple liners as well as steel balls. The shell rotates so as to generate centrifugal force, and this force brings ball to a certain height and then balls drop down by gravity, the impact is the grinding force to the material. After the primary grinding, materials go into the second chamber through segregate screen. In the second chamber, there are flat liners and steel ball. After the secondary grinding, material is discharged from the discharging mouth. Then the whole grinding process is ended. Main Technical Parameters of Ball Mill:
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planetary ball mill pm 400 - retsch - powerful and quick grinding
Planetary Ball Mills are used wherever the highest degree of fineness is required. Apart from the classical mixing and size reduction processes, the mills also meet all the technical requirements for colloidal grinding and have the energy input necessary for mechanical alloying processes. The extremely high centrifugal forces of planetary ball mills result in very high pulverization energy and therefore short grinding times. The PM 400 is a robust floor model with 4 grinding stations. You may also be interested in the High Energy Ball Mill Emax, an entirely new type of mill for high energy input. The unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time.
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The grinding jars are arranged eccentrically on the sun wheel of the planetary ball mill. The direction of movement of the sun wheel is opposite to that of the grinding jars in the ratio 1:-2 (or 1:-2.5 or 1:-3). The grinding balls in the grinding jars are subjected to superimposed rotational movements, the so-called Coriolis forces. The difference in speeds between the balls and grinding jars produces an interaction between frictional and impact forces, which releases high dynamic energies. The interplay between these forces produces the high and very effective degree of size reduction of the planetary ball mill.