Steel ball mills and alumina ceramic lined mills are used primarily for the reduction of hard inorganic materials. Ball mills easily mill solids down to one micron or less with a narrow particle distribution. The mills are self-contained batch mills and eliminate the need for dust collectors, blowers, or any type of support equipment. Ball mills can be used equally well for wet or dry grinding. In the case of wet grinding, the solids are also dispersed as they are milled. Ball mills scale up well and improve in performance with increasing diameter. They are available in sizes from 0.1 usg laboratory scale to production scale 5000 usg. They are available in various contact materials to accommodate contamination and wear requirements. These materials include AR 400, high-chrome abrasion-resistant steel, natural rubber lining, polyurethane lining, and high alumina ceramic brick (i.e. aluminum oxide) lined mills.
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