A vibration mill applies the process of continuous impaction in carrying out its size reduction function. The grinding container is made up of a tube that is held in a frame that is supported by means of springs which is filled to approximately 80% total volume with porcelain or stainless steel balls.
During milling, the entire body of the mill undergoes a small but frequent vibration that is generated by eccentric motor. The milled particles fall through a screen at the base of the mill.
Advantages of Vibration Mill
- Suitable for hard abrasive grinding stocks
- Unlike tumbling mills, the porcelain in the vibrating mills move only a few millimeters through a complex path, shearing and impacting the materials between them.
- Higher grinding rate in the range of fine particles.
Disadvantages of Vibration Mill
- Not suitable for thermolabile material
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