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 the Planetary Ball Mills result in very high pulverisation energy and therefore short grinding times.
This is a convenient benchtop model with 1 grinding station. It operates in centrifugal mode mode, which leads to a more gentle size reduction process with less abrasion.
Supplied as 230 V, 50/60 Hz, with 1 grinding station, speed ratio 1 : -1, centrifugal mode for gentle size reduction
Grinding Jars and Balls must be ordered sepraately
alloys, bentonite, bones, carbon fibres, catalysts, cellulose, cement clinker, ceramics, charcoal, chemical products, clay minerals, coal, coke, compost, concrete, electronic scrap, fibres, glass, gypsum, hair, hydroxyapatite, iron ore, kaolin, limestone, metal oxides, minerals, ores, paints and lacquers, paper, pigments, plant materials, polymers, quartz, seeds.
- powerful and quick grinding down to nano range
- reproducible results due to energy and speed control
- suitable for long-term trials and continuous use
- 2 different grinding modes (dry and wet)
- optional pressure and temperature measuring system PM GrindControl
- measurement of energy input
- wide range of materials for contamination free grinding
- Safety Slider for safe operation
- perfect stability on lab bench thanks to FreeForce Compensation Sockets
- innovative counter weight and imbalance sensor for unsupervised operation
- gentle grinding in centrifugal mode
- 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
Specification and Features
||pulverizing, mixing, homogenizing, colloidal milling
|Field of application
||agriculture, biology, chemistry / plastics, construction materials, engineering / electronics, environment / recycling, geology / metallurgy, glass / ceramics, medicine / pharmaceuticals
||soft, hard, brittle, fibrous - dry or wet
|Size reduction principle
|Material feed size
||*< 10 mm
||*< 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
|Sun wheel speed
||100 - 650 min-1
|Effective sun wheel diameter
|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, zirconium oxide
|Grinding jar sizes
||12 ml / 25 ml / 50 ml / 80 ml / 125 ml / 250 ml / 500 ml
|Setting of grinding time
||00:00:01 to 99:59:59
||yes, with direction reversal
||00:00:01 to 99:59:59
||00:00:01 to 99:59:59
|Measurement of input energy possible
||RS 232 / RS 485
||3-phase asynchronous motor with frequency converter
|Electrical supply data
||~ 1250W (VA)
|W x H x D closed
||630 x 468 x 415 mm
||Operation & Application Video
*depending on feed material and instrument configuration/settings
Principle of Operation
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:-1.
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 AG480 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 AG480 ensures a quiet and safe operation with maximum compensation of vibrations even with the largest pulverisation forces inside the grinding jars and therefore can be left on the bench unsupervised.