### Grinding Mills: Ball Mill & Rod Mill Design & Parts

Common types of grinding mills include Ball Mills and Rod Mills. This includes all rotating mills with heavy grinding media loads. This article focuses on ball and rod mills excluding SAG and AG mills. Although their concepts are very similar, they are not discussed here. Photographs of a glass ended laboratory ball mill show action of ball mass within the mill.

### Ball Mill Design/Power Calculation

The basic parameters used in ball mill design (power calculations), rod mill or any tumbling mill sizing are; material to be ground, characteristics, Bond Work Index, bulk density, specific density, desired mill tonnage capacity DTPH, operating % solids or pulp density, feed size as F80 and maximum ‘chunk size’, product size as P80 and maximum and finally the type of circuit open/closed ...

### Ball Mills vs Rod Mills

Because of this, the rod mill can effectively reduce 1″ feed size to 10 mesh or finer in open circuit. The voids (or interstitial space) within a rod load are approximately half those in a ball mill grinding load. Rods in place weigh approximately 400 pounds per cu. ft. …

### Rod Mill Design Calculations - 911metallurgist.com

When calculating rod mill power for a rod mill-ball mill circuit, do not allow for improvement in the ball mill performance due to receiving rod mill feed. If the rod mill feed is produced with open circuit crushing, apply a 1.2 inefficiency factor to the power calculated for the rod milling stage only.

### How to Size a Ball Mill -Design Calculator & Formula

A) Total Apparent Volumetric Charge Filling – including balls and excess slurry on top of the ball charge, plus the interstitial voids in between the balls – expressed as a percentage of the net internal mill volume (inside liners). B) Overflow Discharge Mills operating at low ball fillings – slurry may accumulate on top of the ball charge; causing, the Total Charge Filling Level to ...

### AMIT 135: Lesson 7 Ball Mills & Circuits – Mining Mill ...

Describe different types of ball mill design. Describe the components of ball mill. Explain their understanding of ball mill operation. Explain the role of critical speed and power draw in design and process control. Recognize important considerations in ball mill selection. Reading & Lecture. In ball mills, steel balls or hard pebbles to break ...