Further Planetary Mills




Planetary Mill


classic line

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  • Fast comminution with rotational speeds up to 400 rpm
  • Loss-free grinding even below 1 μm
  • Uniform fine comminution of large sample amounts
  • Safe tensioning of the bowls with Safe-Lock-System
  • Useful capacity up to 4 x 225 ml



    Ideal for large quantities

    The Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 classic line with 4 working stations delivers fast and reliable, due to the particularly high-energy effect of the grinding balls, loss-free grinding results of hard, medium-hard, soft, brittle, tough and moist materials down to colloidal fineness. Depending on the desired final fineness, can the grinding be performed dry, in suspension or in inert gas.
    Besides for comminution, the Planetary Mill can be utilized for mixing and homogenizing of emulsions and pastes or for mechanical activation and alloying in material research.


    Comminution according to the Planetary Principle

    The comminution of the material to be ground takes place primarily through the high-energy impact of grinding balls. To achieve this, the grinding bowl, containing the material to be ground and grinding balls, rotates around its own axis on a main disk whilst rotating rapidly in the opposite direction. At a certain speed, the centrifugal force causes the ground sample material and grinding balls to separate from the inner wall of the grinding bowl. The grinding balls then cross the bowl at high speed and further grind the sample material by impact against the opposite bowl wall. In addition, impact between the balls themselves on the sample material adds to the size reduction process.
    Due to the rotational speed of the main disk – up to 400 rpm – achieves the PULVERISETTE 5 classic line a centrifugal acceleration of up to 22 g.

    • Fast comminution of laboratory samples with up to 400 rpm
    • 4 working stations
    • Simultaneous processing of up to 8 samples
    • Useful capacity up to 4 x 225 ml
    • Toothed belt drive for bowls provides constant transmission ratio
    • Rotational speed regulated by microprocessor
    • Digital display of the actual rotational speed of the supporting disk
    • Programmable grinding and pause times and grinding sequences – for short-time operation adjustable down to the second
    • Smaller grinding bowls also possible with an adapter
    • RS232 interface for transmission of process parameters (validation)
    • Reversing function
    • Overload protection with automatic rotational speed adjustment and display
    • Maintenance-free drive due to electronically regulated rotary current motor (1.5 kW) with frequency converter and permanently lubricated bearings
    • Grinding chamber hood safety lock with stoppage monitoring
    • Membrane keyboard
    • Grinding chamber with forced air ventilation
    • Gas pressured springs for easy opening of the cover
    • Energy-save-function (electricity-saving mode)
    • Extensive accessories for simplifying your daily work
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    Reproducible grinding results and absolutely safe grinding bowl clamping 

    The constant transmission ratio, the regulated rotational speed and precision quartz timing, ensure exactly reproducible grinding results. The Safe-Lock System, which is delivered with a torque wrench, enables simple and safe clamping of the grinding bowls - absolutely risk-free.


    GTM – Gas Pressure and Temperature Measuring System

    The Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 classic line can be combined with the GTM-System for measuring of the gas pressure and temperature during grinding. This turns your mill into an analytical measuring system.



    Configure your Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 classic line matching your specific application 

    The Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 classic line with 4 working stations, operates with 4 respectively 8 grinding bowls of sizes 80, 250 or 500 ml, which turn with a transmission ratio of 1 : -2,19 relative to the main disk.
    To achieve best grinding results, grinding bowls and grinding balls are available in various sizes and 6 different materials. Contamination of the samples due to undesired abrasion can be directly prevented. For grinding in inert gas, for mechanical activation and alloying are gassing lids recommended.

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  • Applications / Solutions

    • Additives for dry milling

      During a dry grinding, often only after a short grinding period hygroscopic material tends to stick. A second factor causing this is the static charge respectively adhesive powers of fine particles.

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    • Crushing concrete coarsely and fine

      Concrete is a complex material, which its characteristics due to its composition and as a result of the systematic addition of additives can be adjusted very differentiated. However, this results in the demand to monitor this composition for two reasons: in order to ensure the desired useful properties and also to ensure the quality of the mixture.

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    • Planetary Ball Mills as an instrument in mechanochemistry

      One of the most significant fields of application for FRITSCH Planetary Mills is mechanochemistry. This subject is in theory, as well as in practice very wide-ranging and versatile. In the article you will find summarized information about history, functionality and the fields of application of mechanochemistry.

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    • Pigment processing: The isolation of the naturally beautiful

      Mankind has always enjoyed enduring works of art. The particles of the pigments have always been playing a major role. For example, the oldest cave paintings still impress us today. One of the most renowned experts for the production of historical pigments is Dr. Kremer from Aichstetten (Bavaria, Germany). FRITSCH laboratory mills are of great importance in Dr. Kremer's pigment processing.

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Helen Müller
FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing
Industriestrasse 8
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Phone +49 67 84 70 0

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