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What Are Advantages and Disadvantages of Ball Mill

Nov 14 2014

Ball mill is used to grind or mix raw materials for further processing. It works on the principle of impact: size reduction is done by impact as the balls drop from near the top of the shell. As the development of the mining industry, infrastructure construction, and so on, ball mill has gotten a widely used. What are advantages and disadvantages of ball mill? The following will give you a full picture.

The advantages of ball mill:

1. The cost of installation, power and grinding medium is low.

2. Ball mill is applicable for materials of all degrees of hardness.

3. It is suitable for both batch and continuous operation.

4. It is suitable for open as well as closed circuit grinding.

5. It can be used for both dry and wet grinding materials.

6. It can be can be filled with inert gas instead of air to prevent oxidation or explosive reactions that could occur with ambient air inside the cement ball mill.

7. There is no dust flying in the work shop. It is environment friendly.

8. Its liner and grinding medium are made of high abrasive material which is durable.

9. The exit section is designed as a unique cone, so that materials can be repeatedly grinded.

10. The products of ball mill have perfect shapes and even size.

The disadvantages of ball mill:

1. The energy consumption of ball mill is relatively large.

2. Ball mill runs with a strong vibration and noise, and there must be a solid foundation.

3. The size of the ball mill is bulky.

4. It must be maintained regularly.

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