tumbling mill

tumbling mill

[′təm·bliŋ ‚mil]
(mechanical engineering)
A grinding and pulverizing machine consisting of a shell or drum rotating on a horizontal axis.
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When they shut down a tumbling mill to put the liners in, it may cost $50,000 to $100,000 an hour profit at a gold mine, so when it goes down, it's critical that we have castings at site in advance," Fulton said.
They process the ore extracted from the earth in large tumbling mills.
The VertiMill|TM~ was developed as an energy-saving alternative to the tumbling mill in fine grinding operations.
For years, the tumbling mill was an articulating chain-type conveyor that did create some parts-jamming potential, as well as a significant maintenance cost as the chain and mill components wore.
1880-87 - Sly tumbling mill, the first such cleaning mill in foundries, is developed by W.
Stirred mills used to be used for regrind operations; now operators are looking at running SAG mills together with stirred mills, which can be much more efficient than tumbling mills in the right conditions.
2001, Recent advances in DEM modeling of tumbling mills, Minerals Engineering, Vol.
Up until now, tumbling mills such as AG/SAG mills and ball mills have had a dominant bearing on the design and economics of comminution circuits.
The indiscriminate nature of the breakage process in tumbling mills leads to high energy consumption and the generation of ultra-fine slimes particles, prone to be lost in the downstream concentration processes.