what particle size range does ball mill grinding produce?
Ball Mill The ball mill has been around for eons. There are many shapes and sizes and types. There is a single enclosed drum-type where material is placed in the drum along with a charge of grinding media. These can be in various shapes, and typically they are balls. There is a whole science in the size of the starting material versus the ball size, shape material of construction and charge percentage of grinding media. All of these variables affect particle size, shape, and grinding efficiency. This type of grinding is very good for abrasive materials to prevent contamination. The grinding media as well as the interior surfaces of the mill can be lined with abrasion resistant materials suited to the material being ground. In some cases, it can even be the material being ground. However, the batch type system is not a very efficient means of grinding. There is a variety of ball mill that is a continuous process versus a batch process. It has an external classifier which returns the oversized material to the ball mill for further milling. This system is much more efficient in the grinding ability, but it is much more difficult to line the entire system with wear parts to grind an abrasive material.
Ball mill grinding is one method of crushing ore to an appropriate size fraction.Specifically, ore is put into a large receptacle (a drum) and then it rotates slowly around.Inside the receptacle, there are balls, usually made of metal, that as the ore is rotated around the revolving drum the ore is crushed as the balls rise and fall.The drum has a slight tilt to it, from one end to the other so that the ore slowly works its way to discharging end.The trick or art to all of this is to rotate the drum at a distinct rpm and the balls are harder than the ore so as to efficiently crush the continuous stream of ore to the desired size at the discharge end.
The ball mill is a key piece of equipment for grinding crushed materials, and it is widely used in production lines for powders such as cement, silicates, refractory material, fertilizer, glass ceramics, etc. as well as for ore dressing of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The ball mill can grind various ores and other materials either wet or dry. There are two kinds of ball mill, grate type and overfall type due to different ways of discharging material. There are many types of grinding media suitable for use in a ball mill, each material having its own specific properties and advantages. Key properties of grinding media are size, density, hardness, and composition.
The grinding chamber can also be filled with an inertshield gasthat does not react with the material being ground, to prevent oxidation or explosive reactions that could occur with ambient air inside the mill.
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the grinding balls bulk weight in fully unloaded mill
In the previous article we considered the method for determining the bulk weigh of new grinding media. Determination the grinding balls bulk weigh directly operating in a ball mill becomes necessary on practice. It is done in order to accurately definition the grinding ball mass during measuring in a ball mill and exclude the mill overloading with grinding balls possibility
In this article, we will consider the technique for determining the grinding balls bulk weight in fully unloaded mill. This method used in the mills repair (armor plates replacement). The grinding balls unload from the mill into a special pit (needs to open hatches and pour the grinding balls from the drum during mill scroll). Then, need to definition maximum and minimum grinding balls diameter located in the mill. Unloaded grinding balls sorted by classes gradation by diameters. The gradation scale selected in steps of 10 mm. Sorting can be done manually (samples measured by a caliper in diameter and visually sorted by classes comparing with other balls size) or by the screen use.
The grinding balls bulk weight determined by using tabular data. The grinding balls bulk weight corresponds to the calculated average grinding balls diameter in the mill. Calculated (tabular) data of the steel grinding balls bulk weight present in the tables of the following specialized printed publications:
The calculated steel grinding balls bulk weight shown below in the table. Please note the calculated bulk weight may differ from the actual weight. This depends on several factors: the material of the grinding media, the range by geometric dimensions.
Thus, during calculating the grinding balls mass in ball mill (after measuring the mill filling degree with grinding media) needs to use the grinding balls bulk weight whose diameter was determined earlier. In this case, it may be differ from the grinding balls bulk weight loaded to the mill. The formula for calculating the grinding balls mass in ball mill is given below (we will consider the measurements process and calculations in more detail in our next articles).
The correct determination of the grinding balls bulk weight in mill allows accurately determination the mill balls feed weight. The mill balls feed weight is necessary for calculating the grinding media specific consumption and avoid mill overloading, thereby eliminating the motor load increasing possibility.
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