13/2/2017· Where the finished product does not have to be uniform, a ball mill may be operated in open circuit, but where the finished product must be uniform it is essential that the grinding mill be used in closed circuit with a screen, if a coarse product is desired, and with a classifier if a fine product is required. In most cases it is desirable to operate the grinding mill in closed circuit with a screen or classifier as higher efficiency
Ball Mills are the most effective laboratory mills for rapid batchwise comminution of medium hard, soft, brittle, fibrous, temperature sensitive and moist samples down to the finest particle size. The comminution of the material to be ground takes place through impact and friction between the grinding balls and the inside wall of the grinding bowl respectively the mortar.
With more than 100 years of experience in ball mill technology, Outotec ball mills are designed for long life and minimum maintenance. They grind ores and other materials typically to 35 mesh or finer in a variety of applications, both in open or closed circuits.
To achieve a reasonable efficiency with ball mills, they must be operated in a closed system, with oversize material continuously being recirculated back into the mill to be reduced. Various classifiers, such as screens, spiral classifiers, cyclones and air classifiers are
For many decades the two compartment ball mill in closed circuit with a high efficiency separator has been the mill of choice. In the last decade vertical mills have taken an increasing share of the cement milling market, not least because the specific power consumption of vertical mills is about 30% less than that of ball mills and for finely ground cement less still.