You are on page 1of 3

Ball Mill Loading - Dry Milling

1 of 3

http://www.pauloabbe.com/size-reduction/resources/ball-mill-loading-d...

Talk with the Experts at Paul O. Abbe about your process requirements

About Us

Service

Parts

Vacuum Drying

Size Reduction

Mixing & Blending

Home

Request A Quote

Request A Call

Home | Size Reduction Resource Center | Ball Mill Loading - Dry Milling

Ball Mill Loading - Dry Milling


Size Reduction
Steel Ball Mills
Ceramic Lined Ball Mills
Slice Mill
One Piece Ceramic Mill
Pivoting Jar Mills
Jar Rolling Mills
Milling Jars
Size Reduction Resource Center

Size Reduction Links


Milling Discharging
Mill Loading Guidelines
Scaling Up
Milling Capacities

Ball Mill Loading (dry milling)

When charging a ball mill, ceramic lined mill, pebble mill, jar mill or laboratory jar u
rolling mill it is important to have the correct amount of media and correct amount o

Charging a Dry Mill The general operation of a grinding mill is to have the produc
between the balls as they tumble. If there are insufficient solids in the mill then the
itself and generate excessive media wear. If too much product then the solid may b
too much. As with most of the independent variable in ball milling it is best to do so
testing and then adjust your parameters. The starting point for ball mill media and s
generally starts as follows:

50% media charge


Assuming 26% void space between spherical balls (non-spherical, irregularl
mixed-size media will increase or decrease the free space)
50% x 26% = 13% free space
Add to this another 10%-15% above the ball charge for total of 23% to 25%
So as a rule of thumb we use 25% solid loading.

Empirical Check: Once the mill has been loaded and run for a few minutes, o
and look down into the mill. You should see some discernible layer of produc
media. If you can actually see the media then is too little solids charge. Most
decrease in volume as the particle size is reduced, so you may have to add m
check the solids volume again after a few hours. Once the quantity is finally
you can simply load the mill with the total amount of solids during the initial

Milling Application Form


Mixing Application Page
Milling Applications
Ceramic Mill Relining and
Refurbishing
Rebuilding and Refurbishing

Downloadable Applications
Help us understand your application
parameters.

20-Feb-15 09:41

Ball Mill Loading - Dry Milling

2 of 3

http://www.pauloabbe.com/size-reduction/resources/ball-mill-loading-d...

Paul O. Abbe | Home | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Products| Site Map
Member of Process Equipment Manufacturers Association

Member of Process Equipment Manufacturers Association

Members of the International Fine Partical Research Institute

20-Feb-15 09:41

Ball Mill Loading - Dry Milling

3 of 3

http://www.pauloabbe.com/size-reduction/resources/ball-mill-loading-d...

20-Feb-15 09:41