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  • The Emax is an entirely new type of ball mill for high energy milling. The unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time.

    Application Examples

    Alloys, Bones, Carbon Fibers, Catalysts, Cellulose, Cement Clinker, Ceramics, Chemical Products, Clay Minerals, Coal, Coke, Concrete, Fibers, Glass, Alloys, Cellulose…

    Product Advantages

    • Faster and finer grinding than any other ball mill
    • Speed of 2000 min-1 allow for ultra-fast pulverization of the sample
    • Water cooling permits continuous operation without cool down breaks
    • Temperature-controlled grinding
    • Narrow particle size distribution thanks to special jar design which improves mixing of the sample
    • Patented drive concept
    • Easy operation via touch screen, 10 SOPs storable
    • Operation with 2 grinding jars
    • Easy installation of grinding jars
    • Jars with integrated safety closure
    • Range of jar materials allow for contamination free grinding

    Function Principle

    The novel size reduction mechanism of the Emax unites the advantages of different mill types: high-frequency impact (mixer mill), intensive friction (vibratory disc mill) and controlled circular jar movements (planetary ball mill) allow for unrivaled grinding performance. This unique combination is generated by the oval shape and the movement of the grinding jars. The grinding jar supports are mounted on two discs respectively which turn in the same direction. As a result, the jars move on a circular course without changing their orientation.

    The interplay of jar geometry and movement causes strong friction between grinding balls, sample material and jar walls as well as a rapid acceleration which lets the balls impact with great force on the sample at the rounded ends of the jars. This significantly improves the mixing of the particles resulting in smaller grind sizes and a narrower particle size distribution than has been possible to achieve in ball mills so far.

    Applications: Nano Grinding, Size Reduction, Homogenizing, Mechanical Alloying, Colloidal Milling, High Energy Comminution
    Field of Application: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Construction Materials, Engineering / Electronics, Environment / Recycling, Geology / Metallurgy, Glass / Ceramics, Medicine / Pharmaceuticals
    Feed Material: Medium-Hard, Hard, Brittle, Fibrous – Dry or Wet
    Size Reduction Principle: Impact, Friction
    Material Feed Size: <5 mm
    Final Fineness: 80 nm
    Batch Size / Feed Quantity: max. 2 x 45 ml
    Speed at 50 Hz (60 Hz): 300 – 2000 min-1
    Cooling: Controlled integrated water cooling / option: external chiller
    Temperature Control: Yes (min and max temperature may be defined)
    No. of Grinding Stations: 2
    Type of Grinding Jars: With integrated safety closure devices
    Material of Grinding Tools: Stainless Steel, Tungsten Carbide, Zirconium Oxide
    Grinding Jar Sizes: 50 ml / 125 ml
    Setting of Grinding Time: 00:01:00 to 99:59:59
    Interval Operation: Yes, with optional direction reversal
    Interval Time: 00:01:00 to 99:59:59
    Pause Time: 00:01:00 to 99:59:59
    Storable SOPs: 10
    Interface: USB / LAN ( RJ45)
    Drive: 3-phase asynchronous motor with frequency converter
    Drive Power: 2600 W
    Electrical Supply Data: Different Voltages
    Power Connection: 1-Phase
    Protection Code: IP 30
    Power Consumption: ~ 3100W
    PW x H x D Closed: 625 x 525 x 645 mm
    Net Weight: ~ 120 kg
    Standards: CE

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    Planetary Ball Mills are used wherever the highest degree of fineness is required. In addition to well-proven mixing and size reduction processes, these mills also meet all technical requirements for colloidal grinding and provide the energy input necessary for mechanical alloying. The extremely high centrifugal forces of a planetary ball mill result in very high pulverization energy and therefore short grinding times.

    The PM 100 is a convenient bench top model with 1 grinding station.

    You may also be interested in the High Energy Ball Mill Emax, an entirely new type of mill for high energy input. The unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time.

    Application Examples

    Alloys, Bentonite, Bones, Carbon Fibres, Catalysts, Cellulose, Cement Clinker, Ceramics, Charcoal, Chemical Products, Clay Minerals, Coal, Coke, Concrete, Compost, Electronic Scrap, Fibres, glass…

    Product Advantages

    • Powerful and quick grinding down to nano range
    • Reproducible results due to energy and speed control
    • Suitable for long-term trials
    • 2 different grinding modes (dry and wet)
    • Optional pressure and temperature measuring system PM GrindControl
    • Wide range of materials for contamination free grinding
    • Safety Slider for safe operation
    • Perfect stability on lab bench thanks to FFCS technology
    • Innovative counter weight and imbalance sensor for unsupervised operation
    • Comfortable parameter setting via display and ergonomic 1-button operation
    • Automatic grinding chamber ventilation
    • 10 SOPs can be stored
    • Programmable starting time
    • Power failure backup ensures storage of remaining grinding time
    • Jars with O-type sealing for safe operation, pressure tight

    Function Principle

    The grinding jar is arranged eccentrically on the sun wheel of the planetary ball mill. The direction of movement of the sun wheel is opposite to that of the grinding jars in the ratio 1:-2.

    The grinding balls in the grinding jars are subjected to superimposed rotational movements, the so-called Coriolis forces. The difference in speeds between the balls and grinding jars produces an interaction between frictional and impact forces, which releases high dynamic energies. The interplay between these forces produces the high and very effective degree of size reduction of the planetary ball mill.

    Planetary mills with a single grinding station require a counterweight for balancing purposes. In the Ball Mill PM 100 this counterweight can be adjusted on an inclined guide rail. In this way the different heights of the centers of gravity of differently-sized grinding jars can be compensated in order to avoid disturbing oscillations of the machine.

    Any remaining vibrations are compensated by feet with some free movement (Free-Force Compensation Sockets). This innovative FFCS technology is based on the d’Alembert principle and allows very small circular movements of the machine housing that result in an automatic mass compensation. The laboratory bench is only subjected to minimal frictional forces generated in the feet.

    In this way the PM 100 ensures a quiet and safe operation with maximum compensation of vibrations even with the largest pulverization forces inside the grinding jars and therefore can be left on the bench unsupervised.

    Applications: Pulverizing, Mixing, Homogenizing, Colloidal Milling, Mechanical Alloying
    Field of application: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Construction Materials, Engineering / Electronics, Environment / Recycling, Geology / Metallurgy, Glass / Ceramics, Medicine / Pharmaceuticals
    Feed material: Soft, hard, brittle, fibrous – dry or wet
    Size reduction principle: Impact, friction
    Material feed size* < 10 mm
    Final fineness*: < 1 µm, for colloidal grinding < 0.1 µm
    Batch size / feed quantity*: max. 1 x 220 ml, max. 2 x 20 ml with stacked grinding jars
    No. of grinding stations: 1
    Speed ratio: 1 : -2
    Sun wheel speed: 100 – 650 min-1
    Effective sun wheel diameter: 141 mm
    G-force: 33.3 g
    Type of grinding jars: “Comfort”, optional areation covers, safety closure devices
    Material of grinding tools: Hardened Steel, Stainless Steel, Tungsten Carbide, Agate, Sintered Aluminium Oxide, Silicon Nitride, Zirconium Oxide
    Grinding jar sizes: 12 ml / 25 ml / 50 ml / 80 ml / 125 ml / 250 ml / 500 ml
    Setting of grinding time: Digital, 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Interval operation: Yes, with direction reversal
    Interval time: 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Pause time: 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Storable SOPs: 10
    Interface: RS 232 / RS 485
    Drive: 3-phase asynchronous motor with frequency converter
    Drive power: 750 W
    Electrical supply data: Different voltages
    Power connection: 1-phase
    Protection code: IP 30
    Power consumption: ~ 1250W (VA)
    W x H x D closed: 640 x 480 (780) x 420 mm
    Net weight: ~ 86 kg
    Standards: CE
    Patent / Utility patent: Counter weight (DE 20307741), FFCS (DE 20310654), SafetySlider (DE 202008008473)

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    Planetary Ball Mills are used wherever the highest degree of fineness is required. Apart from the classical mixing and size reduction processes, the mills also meet all the technical requirements for colloidal grinding and have the energy input necessary for mechanical alloying processes. The extremely high centrifugal forces of a planetary ball mill result in very high pulverization energy and therefore short grinding times.

    The PM 200 is a convenient bench top model with 2 grinding stations.

    You may also be interested in the High Energy Ball Mill Emax, an entirely new type of mill for high energy input. The unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time.

    Application Examples

    Alloys, Bentonite, Bones, Carbon Fibres, Catalysts, Cellulose, Cement Clinker, Ceramics, Charcoal, Chemical Products, Clay Minerals, Coal, Coke, Concrete, Compost, Electronic Scrap, Fibres, Glass…

    Product Advantages

    • Powerful and quick grinding down to nano range
    • Reproducible results due to energy and speed control
    • Suitable for long-term trials
    • 2 different grinding modes (dry and wet)
    • Wide range of materials for contamination free grinding
    • Safety Slider for safe operation
    • Comfortable parameter setting via display and ergonomic 1-button operation
    • Automatic grinding chamber ventilation
    • 10 SOPs can be stored
    • Programmable starting time
    • Power failure backup ensures storage of remaining grinding time
    • Jars with O-type sealing for safe operation, pressure tight

    Function Principle

    The grinding jars are arranged eccentrically on the sun wheel of the planetary ball mill. The direction of movement of the sun wheel is opposite to that of the grinding jars in the ratio 1:-2.

    The grinding balls in the grinding jars are subjected to superimposed rotational movements, the so-called Coriolis forces. The difference in speeds between the balls and grinding jars produces an interaction between frictional and impact forces, which releases high dynamic energies. The interplay between these forces produces the high and very effective degree of size reduction of the planetary ball mill.

    Applications: Pulverizing, Mixing, Homogenizing, Colloidal Milling, Mechanical Alloying
    Field of application: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Construction Materials, Engineering / Electronics, Environment / Recycling, Geology / Metallurgy, Glass / Ceramics, Medicine / Pharmaceuticals
    Feed material: Soft, hard, brittle, fibrous – dry or wet
    Size reduction principle: Impact, friction
    Material feed size* < 4 mm
    Final fineness*: < 1 µm, for colloidal grinding < 0.1 µm
    Batch size / feed quantity*: max. 2 x 50 ml
    No. of grinding stations: 2
    Speed ratio: 1 : -2
    Sun wheel speed: 100 – 650 min-1
    Effective sun wheel diameter: 157 mm
    G-force: 37.1 g
    Type of grinding jars: “Comfort”, optional areation covers, safety closure devices
    Material of grinding tools: Hardened steel, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, agate, sintered aluminium oxide, silicon nitride, zirconium oxide
    Grinding jar sizes: 12 ml / 25 ml / 50 ml / 80 ml / 125 ml
    Setting of grinding time: Digital, 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Interval operation: Yes, with direction reversal
    Interval time: 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Pause time: 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Storable SOPs: 10
    Measurement of input energy possible: Yes
    Interface: RS 232 / RS 485
    Drive: 3-phase asynchronous motor with frequency converter
    Drive power: 750 W
    Electrical supply data: Different voltages
    Power connection: 1-phase
    Protection code: IP 30
    Power consumption: ~ 1250 W (VA)
    W x H x D closed: 640 x 480 (780) x 420 mm
    Net weight: ~ 72 kg
    Standards: CE
    Patent / Utility patent: SafetySlider (DE 202008008473)

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    Planetary Ball Mills are used wherever the highest degree of fineness is required. Apart from the classical mixing and size reduction processes, the mills also meet all the technical requirements for colloidal grinding and have the energy input necessary for mechanical alloying processes. The extremely high centrifugal forces of planetary ball mills result in very high pulverization energy and therefore short grinding times.

    The PM 400 is a robust floor model with 4 grinding stations.

    You may also be interested in the High Energy Ball Mill Emax, an entirely new type of mill for high energy input. The unique combination of high friction and impact results in extremely fine particles within the shortest amount of time.

    Application Examples

    Alloys, Bentonite, Bones, Carbon Fibres, Catalysts, Cellulose, Cement Clinker, Ceramics, Charcoal, Chemical Products, Clay Minerals, Coal, Coke, Concrete, Compost, Electronic Scrap, Fibres, Glass…

    Product Advantages

    • Powerful and quick grinding down to nano range
    • Reproducible results due to energy and speed control
    • Suitable for long-term trials
    • 2 different grinding modes (dry and wet)
    • Optional pressure and temperature measuring system PM GrindControl
    • Wide range of materials for contamination free grinding
    • Safety Slider for safe operation
    • Comfortable parameter setting via display and ergonomic 1-button operation
    • Automatic grinding chamber ventilation
    • 10 SOPs can be stored
    • Programmable starting time
    • Power failure backup ensures storage of remaining grinding time
    • Jars with O-type sealing for safe operation, pressure tight

    Function Principle

    The grinding jars are arranged eccentrically on the sun wheel of the planetary ball mill. The direction of movement of the sun wheel is opposite to that of the grinding jars in the ratio 1:-2 (or 1:-2.5 or 1:-3).

    The grinding balls in the grinding jars are subjected to superimposed rotational movements, the so-called Coriolis forces. The difference in speeds between the balls and grinding jars produces an interaction between frictional and impact forces, which releases high dynamic energies. The interplay between these forces produces the high and very effective degree of size reduction of the planetary ball mill.

    Applications: Pulverizing, Mixing, Homogenizing, Colloidal Milling, Mechanical Alloying
    Field of Application: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Construction Materials, Engineering / Electronics, Environment / Recycling, Geology / Metallurgy, Glass / Ceramics, Medicine / Pharmaceuticals
    Feed Material: Soft, hard, brittle, fibrous – dry or wet
    Size Reduction Principle: Impact, friction
    Material Feed Fize: < 10 mm
    Final Fineness: < 1 µm, for colloidal grinding < 0.1 µm
    Batch Size / Feed Quantity: max. 4 x 220 ml, max. 8 x 20ml with stacked grinding jars
    No. of Grinding Stations: 4 / 2
    Speed Ratio: 1:-2 / 1:-2.5 / 1:-3
    Sun Wheel Speed: 30 – 400 min-1
    Effective Sun Wheel Diameter: 300 mm
    G-force: 26.8 g
    Type of Grinding Jars: “Comfort”, optional areation covers, safety closure devices
    Material of Grinding Tools: Hardened Steel, Stainless Steel, Tungsten Carbide, Agate, Sintered Aluminium Oxide, Silicon Nitride, Zirconium Oxide
    Grinding Jar Sizes: 12 ml / 25 ml / 50 ml / 80 ml / 125 ml / 250 ml / 500 ml
    Setting of Grinding Time: Digital, 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Interval Operation: Yes, with direction reversal
    Interval Time: 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Pause Time: 00:00:01 to 99:59:59
    Storable SOPs: 10
    Measurement of Input Energy Possible: Yes
    Interface: RS 232 / RS 485
    Drive: 3-phase asynchronous motor with frequency converter
    Drive Power: 1.5 kW
    Electrical Supply Data: Different voltages
    Power Connection: 1-phase
    Protection Code: IP 30
    Power Consumption: ~ 2100 W (VA)
    W x H x D closed: 836 x 1220 (1900) x 780 mm
    Net Weight: ~ 290 kg
    Standards: CE
    Patent / Utility Patent: SafetySlider (DE 202008008473)

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    The Mortar Grinder RM 200 can mix and homogenize powders, suspension and pastes, even for samples with high viscosity. The RM 200 is suitable for the proper and reproducible sample preparation to analytical fineness.

    The sample grinder substitutes cumbersome hand mortars by a high performance drive with electronic control. The grinding set can be cooled and heated and is very easy to clean. Grinding sets of various material qualities are available which can be exchanged easily for optimum adaptation to various grinding tasks.

    Application Examples

    Ashes, Cement Clinker, Chemical Products, Coal, Cocoa Nibs, Coke, Drugs, Food, Homeopathic Materials, Nuts, Pharmaceutical Materials, Plant Materials…

    Product Advantages

    • Dry, wet and cryogenic grinding
    • Reproducible results due to adjustable pestle and scraper pressure
    • Closed, dust tight grinding chamber with windows
    • Easy exchange of mortar and pestle without tools
    • Performance display for load control
    • Adjustable pestle and scraper pressure
    • Wide range of materials for contamination free grinding
    • 3 scraper materials (PU, beech wood, PTFE)
    • Pestle speed 100 rpm

    Function Principle

    The Mortar Grinder RM 200 comminutes, mixes and triturates by pressure and friction. The function of the scraper is to feed the sample material into the area between the mortar and pestle. This forced feed ensures that the whole of the sample is continuously subjected to the grinding and trituration process and is also intensively mixed.

    The grinder pestle is not located in the center of the mortar but is offset; contact with the rotating mortar and the sample causes it to rotate automatically. The necessary grinding pressure is achieved by the weight of the pestle itself combined with the adjustable spring pressure acting on its axis.

    Applications: Grinding, Mixing and Triturating, Dry and Wet
    Field of Application: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry / Plastics, Construction Materials, Food, Geology / Metallurgy, Glass / Ceramics, Medicine / Pharmaceuticals
    Feed Material: Soft, Hard, Brittle, Pasty
    Size Reduction Principle: Pressure, Friction
    Material Feed Size: < 8 mm
    Final Fineness: < 10 µm
    Batch Size / Feed Quantity: 10 – 190 ml
    Grinding Chamber Volume: 700 ml
    Speed at 50 Hz (60 Hz): 100 min-1
    Speed Setting:
    Setting of Pestle Pressure: Vertical by adjusting knob + scale, horizontal by adjusting knob + visual/acoustic control
    Setting of Scraper Pressure: By adjusting knob + visual control
    Material of Grinding Tools: Hardened Steel, Stainless Steel, Tungsten Carbide, Agate, Sintered Aluminium Oxide, Zirconium Oxide, Hard Porcelain
    Setting of Grinding Time: Digital, 1 – 99 min / continuous operation
    Drive: 1-phase motor with auxiliary capacitor
    Electrical Supply Data: Different voltages
    Power Connection: 1-Phase
    Protection Code: IP 53
    Power Consumption: 250 W (230 V, 50 Hz) / 290 W (120 V, 60 Hz)
    W x H x D Closed: 400 x 480 x 370 mm (opened 400 x 550 x 510 mm )
    Net Weight: ~ 24.2 kg
    Standards: CE


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  • The Rotor Beater Mill SR 300 is suitable for coarse and fine size reduction, either in batches or continuously. It can process dry, soft, medium-hard, organic and inorganic substances.

    With its adjustable speed of 3,000 to 10,000 rpm the rotor beater mill SR 300 is intended for universal use: from sample preparation in laboratories up to preparing sample batches in pilot plants or production facilities. The grinding chamber, the feed hopper and the material inlet are completely made from high quality stainless steel.

    Application Examples

    Bentonite, Chemical Products, Coal, Coke, Drugs, Feed Pellets, Fertilizers, Food, Graphite, Gypsum, Herbs, Pharmaceutical Materials, Plant Materials, Plastics, Resins, Rice, Salts, Seeds…

    Product Advantages

    • Suitable for batchwise operation of larger quantities
    • High final fineness
    • Adjustable speed for different applications
    • Easy cleaning thanks to exchangeable push-fit grinding insert, rotor and cassette
    • Grinding chamber, feed hopper and material inlet and outlet of stainless steel
    • Optional grinding inserts 180° for grinding of hard-brittle materials by additional impact
    • Optional distance rotor to reduce frictional heat
    • Removable hopper for easy cleaning
    • Electric engine brake
    • Defined final fineness due to bottom sieves with aperture sizes from 0.08 – 10 mm
    • Central locking device
    • Wide range of accessories including various collection and feeding systems, rotors and sieves

    Function Principle

    Size reduction and deagglomeration in the SR 300 are achieved by impact and shear effects. The feed material passes from the hopper into the center of the grinding chamber where it is crushed between the rotor, sieve and grinding inserts. As soon as the material is smaller than the aperture size of the sieve it enters the collecting receptacle. The quick-acting door lock ensures easy access to the grinding chamber for quick cleaning. With their safety switch, splashback and access barrier in the inlet and outlet areas, Rotor Beater Mills offer the highest degree of operating safety.

    Applications: size reduction, deagglomeration
    Field of application: agriculture, chemistry / plastics, construction materials, environment / recycling, food, geology / metallurgy, medicine / pharmaceuticals
    Feed material: soft, medium-hard
    Material feed size* < 25 mm
    Final fineness*: < 50 µm
    Speed at 50 Hz (60 Hz): 3,000 – 10,000 min-1 (in steps of 500 min-1)
    Rotor peripheral speed: 22 ..72 m/s
    Types of rotors: standard / distance
    Material of grinding tools: rotor and sieves of stainless steel
    Sieve sizes: trapezoid holes 0.08 / 0.12 / 0.20 / 0.25 / 0.35 / 0.50 / 0.75 / 1.00 / 1.25 / 1.50 / 2.00 mm // round holes 3.00 / 4.00 / 10.00 mm
    Hinged hopper: removeable hopper
    Dust extraction unit: optional cyclone
    Collector capacity: 5 l / optional: 30 l
    Drive: 3-phase motor
    Electrical supply data: 200 .. 240 V
    Power connection: 1-phase
    Engine brake: yes, electric
    Protection code: IP 41
    Power consumption: 2.5 kW
    W x H x D closed: 600 x 1200 x 700 mm (with base frame)
    Net weight: ~ 60 kg (with base frame)
    Standards: CE

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