Grinding Balls. Steel balls ranging from ¾ to 5 in. in diameter are used. Rods range from 1½ to 4 in. in diameter and should be 3 to 4 in. shorter than the inside mill length. Tube mills are usually fed balls smaller than 2 in., whereas 4 or 5in. balls are more commonly used for ballmill grinding.
One of the most popular types of a lab grinding mill is an attritor mill, which is an excellent alternative to grind virtually any type of sample. Norstone has been involved in milling for 35 years of both liquids and powders. For assistance on choosing the right laboratory grinder, contact us.