Chapter 23. A New Grinding Machine

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Rodger L. Gambles

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch23

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1

How to Cite

Gambles, R. L. (1995) A New Grinding Machine, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch23

Author Information

  1. Dayton, OH

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375341

Online ISBN: 9780470314616

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Keywords:

  • ceramic;
  • cyclomill;
  • machine;
  • applications;
  • grinding

Summary

A new type of planetary grinding mill is described. This machine, which has been named the Cyclomill™, is a continuously fed, high-speed mill useful for fine grinding. It is capable of both dispersion and grinding, and, for a given grinding capacity, is about one-tenth of the size of a ball mill. The device has been used for wet and dry fine grinding and for dispersion. Generally speaking, the device grinds materal thousands of times faster than a ball mill. It has shown that for the fine grinding of materials such as cement clinker, the Cyclomill saves over half of the grinding energy currently required by standard ball mills. The device readily achieves particle sizes in the 1-μm range.