The operating principle of the ball mill consists of following steps. In a continuously operating ball mill, feed material fed through the central hole one of the caps into the drum and moves therealong, being exposed by grinding media. The material grinding occurs during impact falling grinding balls and abrasion the particles between the balls.
Many large mills around the world (Esperanza with a 12.8 m mill. Cadia and Collahuasi with 12.2-m mills, and Antamina. Escondida # IV. PT Freeport Indonesia, and others with 11.6-m mills) have installed SAG mills of 20 MW. Gearless drives (wrap-around motors) are typically used for large mills, with mills of 25 MW or larger having been designed.
The ball size is one of the critical factors for determining the mill performance of ball mills. It is well known that larger balls are needed for the effective breakage of large-size particles, whereas smaller balls are more effective for the breakage of fine particles.
Ball Mill TRUNNION BEARINGS. Swivel type lead-bronze bushed trunnion bearings are generally furnished on large diameter ball Mills. The bearing swivels are of Meehanite metal spherically turned outside and bored and faced inside to receive the removable bushing. The bushing is bored and scraped to fit the mill trunnion.
A ball mill can also be helpful in the process of cold welding, and produces alloys from powders when used in capacity for chemical processing. The ball mill technology is one that is designed for optimal cold refinery, subjecting the machinery to a great deal of distress during use. Materials, parts, and mining equipment components must be in top working condition.
A ball mill is a type of grinder used to grind and blend materials for use in mineral dressing processes, paints, pyrotechnics, ceramics and selective laser sintering. It works on the principle of impact and attrition: size reduction is done by impact as the balls drop from near the top of the shell.