The ball mill is a tumbling mill that uses steel balls as the grinding media. The length of the cylindrical shell is usually 1– times the shell diameter ( Figure ). The feed can be dry, with less than 3% moisture to minimize ball coating, or slurry containing 20–40% water by weight.
Ball mills designed for long life and minimum maintenance overflow ball mill sizes range from 5 ft. x 8 ft. with 75 HP to 30' x 41' . and as much as 30,000 HP. Larger ball mills are available with dual pinion or ring motor drives. Our mills incorporate many of the qualities which have made the Marcy name famous since 1913.