pebble mill

pebble mill

[′peb·əl ‚mil]
(mechanical engineering)
A solids size-reduction device with a cylindrical or conical shell rotating on a horizontal axis, and with a grinding medium such as balls of flint, steel, or porcelain.
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Pebble mill

A tumbling mill that grinds or pulverizes materials without contaminating them with iron. Because the pebbles have lower specific gravity than steel balls, the capacity of a given size shell with pebbles is considerably lower than with steel balls. The lower capacity results in lower power consumption. The shell has a nonmetallic lining to further prevent iron contamination, as in pulverizing ceramics or pigments (see illustration). Selected hard pieces of the material being ground can be used as pebbles to further prevent contamination. See Tumbling mill

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