With more than 100 years of experience in ball mill technology, Metso’s ball mills are designed for long life and minimum maintenance. They grind ores and other materials typically to 35 mesh or finer in a variety of applications, both in open or closed circuits.

Reliability and expertise

Experience of manufacturing and installing over 8,000 ball and pebble mills globally.

Long life and minimum maintenance

Robust design results in long service life and less required maintenance.

Efficient operation through automation

Automation saves power, grinding media, and liner wear, while increasing capacity.

Support for results

Expert help, sophisticated process control and testing capabilities.

Ball mills for consistent and dependable performance

Reliable and effective grinding technology for diverse applications

With more than 100 years of experience in developing this technology. Metso has designed, manufactured and installed over 8,000 ball and pebble mills all over the world for a wide range of applications. Some of those applications are grate discharge, peripheral discharge, dry grinding, special length to diameter ratio, high temperature milling oprations and more. 

All equipment adheres to the applicable standards set by ASTM, NEMA, AGMA, AWS, and ANSI. Reliable and effective grinding mills includes being safe throughout. When the mills are quoted we make sure to include any and all safety components needed.

Long life and minimum maintenance

To help you get the most of your business, we have designed our ball mills with long-term operation in mind with a minimum need for maintenance.  

Efficient operation through automatization

Metso process engineers welcome the opportunity to assist you with circuit and circuit control design as well as start-up, operation, and optimization of the milling plant. Automatic operation saves power, grinding media, and liner wear, while increasing capacity.

Support for results

To ensure top-of-the-line operation, software can be developed to suit the most complicated circuits and complex ores. Our engineers can specify or supply computer control systems for your sophisticated circuit needs. These controls are feasible for also smaller installations.

Testing capabilities

Three types of tests are available for mill power determinations. In most cases one of two bench scale tests is adequate. First, a Jar Mill grindability test requires a 5 lb. (2 kg) sample and produces a direct measured specific energy (net Hp-hr/t) to grind from the design feed size to the required product size. The second test, a Bond Work Index determination, results in a specific energy value (net Hp-hr/t) from an empirical formula.

If time permits and the user wishes, grinding circuits are set up and continuous tests are run to simulate plant operation. These tests require two or three days for each ore type and approximately 1,000 pounds of material for each day of testing. Variations in ore hardness or circuit design may require larger samples.

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