Powered by Hauschild SpeedMixer® DAC
The worlds original bladeless materials mixer.
Ceramic Ball Mill + Powder Grinder
No ball milling process or technique can match
SpeedMill® with the speed + power of a Hauschild DAC .
What is a SpeedMill®?
A SpeedMill® will rapidly pulverize any wet or dry product mix using Dual Asymmetric Centrifuge technology.
The SpeedMill® is a fully enclosed rotary ball mill which uses abrasive Ceramics inside a sealed Mix Cup.
Hauschild Mix Cups are available in polypropylene (PP) or aluminium (AL) and Stainless Steel (SS).
An original DAC Hauschild SpeedMixer® will provide the power to allow a SpeedMill® to efficiently mill and grind products
with ease, safely sealed inside a sealed container.
An original, high energy Hauschild SpeedMixer® will generate an unrivaled power producing g-force above 1000.
The same DAC technology first used in the world's first original commercial SpeedMixer in 1974, invented by Gerd-Ulrich Schmidt that to date, has sold over 40,000 devices to every continent.
Maximizing attrition from controlled impact, collision, abrasion and friction ensures agglomerates are rapidly reduced, milled and ground to a minimal, consistently fine quality where sub micron, nano particles can be produced.
Using select, abrasive, hardened ceramic grinding media inside the DAC 'SpeedMill®', products can be ground or milled.
Productive Innovations supply two ranges of SpeedMill® Ceramics, both offer profiles of cylinders or spheres. These ranges are manufactured from specifically selected hardened abrasive materials to offer maximum performance.
SpeedMill® Ceramic Cylinders are particularly effective due to their parallel sides mating to each other, maximising
contact area of the vertical sided Mix Cup walls.
The spheres will retain their position on the bottom of the Mix Cup processing the material as it is forced to move
and rotate inside the sealed Mix Cup.
Two SpeedMill® Ceramic Ranges
Productive Innovations supply two ranges of SpeedMill Ceramics, both feature profiles of cylinders and spheres. These ranges are manufactured from specifically selected hardened abrasive materials designed to offer maximum performance.
AlO2 - Aluminium Oxide
YTZ - Yttrium Zirconia
How does a SpeedMill work in a DAC Hauschild SpeedMixer®?
Place SpeedMill® ceramic profiles in an empty Hauschild PP / AL /SS Mix Cup. Cylinders should all be stood vertically for maximum particle abrasion and attrition. Add your chosen dispersant to wet or dry grind product in the SpeedMill®.
A) Apply the Mix Cup safety seal / inner lid seal as necessary and close the screw top lid.
B) Cross check the total weight is within the DAC Hauschild SpeedMixer® weight parameters.
C) Place the Mix Cup in an appropriate holder inside your DAC.
D) Select the mixing program - (RPM and cycle time).
E) Start the DAC Hauschild SpeedMixer®.
Grinding begins immediately (you will hear and obvious noise).
Nb: Monitor and regulate temperature during processing as high kinetic energy produces heat.
SpeedMill® vs Traditional Ball Mill
A traditional rotary ball mill is like a heavy duty washing machine with its drum set at 90 degrees. These use round ceramic grinding media which fall to crush, grind and pulverise the product into fine particles. Spherical abrasive balls are placed into the sealed drum / chamber which is then rotated. A given substance is introduced which climbs up then tumbles away from the walls as it rotates. As this 'ball mill' rotates the ceramic media move, grind together and fall creating friction, impact and collisions. This process gradually reduces the size of agglomerates (lumps) and the larger particles. Traditionally this takes hours to process fully and occurs at low speed.
The SpeedMill® works to the same principle, adding a 'modern day spin' with unrivaled power.
The original Hauschild SpeedMixer® is the most powerful materials mixer in the world - period. These will generate over 1000x gravity's force (g-force) and operate at up to 3500rpm.
By learning this you can appreciate that our SpeedMill® process is far more intense and far quicker than any traditional
system. The results are apparent as proved by many businesses who have used this process for decades.
How to test the particle size?
There may well be a visible reduction in volume after mixing. This is because the particle sizes reduce and may
compact. under the extreme force applied by any Hauschild SpeedMixer®.
Traditional use of an industrial sizing gauge will yield differing / inconsistent results, even from trained operators.
Beyond this, in order to determine a measured particle size, use of an SEM (scanning electron microscope) is required which also relies upon operator accuracy and strict process control.
For accurate, automated and reliable scientific data we fully recommend the use of a TIDAS instrument from Labman Automation. The TIDAS system will automate the product spreading process, then it digitally scans, measures and records the product surface offering consistent and repeatable process control. Find out more by clicking the image or text below.
Compare the measured results to the original sample. Repeat if necessary until the correct processing speed and time is determined.
By achieving this you can program any Hauschild SpeedMixer® to achieve a fully repeatable and reproducible process.
SpeedMill® starter kits & our ceramic grinding media are NOW
available to purchase from our online store.