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 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 ball miller machine is a tumbling mill that uses steel milling balls as the grinding media, applied in either primary grinding or secondary grinding applications. The feed can be dry or wet, as for dry materials process, the shell dustproof to minimize the dust pollution.
Wet grinding: Wet milling was carried out in a similar matter as dry grinding was done at three different mill speed which 45, 70 and 90% of the critical speed of ball mill. The slurry was made using one kg ore and four liters of water. Once the sample was taken out, the wet screening test was performed.
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 ferrous and non ferrous metals. The ball mill can grind ores and other materials, wet or dry.
Ball mill A typical type of fine grinder is the ball mill. A slightly inclined or horizontal rotating cylinder is partially filled with balls, usually stone or metal, which grind material to the necessary fineness by friction and impact with the tumbling balls. Ball mills normally operate with an approximate ball charge of 30%.Grinding mill Mortar and pestle, Expeller, Extruder Grinding