Mills

MILLS - SWING / RING MILL

8530 ShatterBox®

Ring & Puck mill with sound-proof enclosure that accommodates sample sizes ranging from 2 - 150 grams. Ideal for pulverizing dry, brittle samples and slurry grinding. CE Approved. Typical samples include: Cements, Soils, Ceramics, Slag, Rocks, Minerals, Ores, Pharmaceuticals, Sulfur Pellets, Dried Plant Material.

Features
  • Grinds samples in the 2-150 gram range
  • 8507R Multiple-Sample Rack permits processing of three smaller samples.
  • 10-minute electronic timer with LCD display and environmentally safe, push-button membrane switch.
  • Cam-activated clamp requires only moderate hand pressure to secure the grinding dish in the Shatterbox and is adjustable for containers of different heights.
  • Equipped with lockable casters and a safety interlock system for operator protection.
  • Soundproof enclosure reduces noise levels.
  • Swings a dish-shaped grinding container with a puck, and often a ring, in a tight high-speed circle.
  • Typical grinding time is two minutes or less.
  • Wide selection of grinding containers available including hardened steel, tungsten carbide, alumina ceramic, and zirconia ceramic.

Specifications
Voltage 115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz
CE Approved Yes
Dimensions 19 in (48cm) x 19 in (48cm) x 40 in (102cm)
Net Weight 207 lbs (94 kg)
Gross Weight 249 lbs (113 kg)
Motor 1/2 hp, 835 RPM
Power Cord 3-prong grounded plug, 115V 60Hz or CEE 7/7 2-prong European plug, 230V 50Hz
Timer/Controls LCD digital display with environmentally safe, push-button membrane switch

8000D Mixer/Mill® - Dual High-Energy Ball Mill

The 8000D Mixer/Mill is a high-energy ball mill with dual clamps that grinds up to 0.2 - 10 grams of dry, brittle samples. It reduces samples to analytical fineness and can be utilized for mechanical alloying, slurry grinding, blending powders and mixing emulsions. Each grinding vial contains a sample and one or more balls. It is then shaken in a complex motion that combines back-and-forth swings with short lateral movements in the shape of a figure-8. The clamp's motion develops strong G-forces in the vial, to pulverize the toughest rocks, slags and ceramics. Grinding and mixing vials are available in: hardened steel, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, alumina ceramic, zirconia ceramic, silicon nitride, agate, polystyrene, methacrylate, and polycarbonate. CE Approved. 

Features
  • Grinds samples in the 2-150 gram range
  • 8507R Multiple-Sample Rack permits processing of three smaller samples.
  • 10-minute electronic timer with LCD display and environmentally safe, push-button membrane switch.
  • Cam-activated clamp requires only moderate hand pressure to secure the grinding dish in the Shatterbox and is adjustable for containers of different heights.
  • Equipped with lockable casters and a safety interlock system for operator protection.
  • Soundproof enclosure reduces noise levels.
  • Swings a dish-shaped grinding container with a puck, and often a ring, in a tight high-speed circle.
  • Typical grinding time is two minutes or less.
  • Wide selection of grinding containers available including hardened steel, tungsten carbide, alumina ceramic, and zirconia ceramic.

Applications include: 

Mechanical alloying, Nanomilling, slurry grinding, blending powders, mixing emulsions and mechanochemistry.

Typical samples include: 

Rocks, Minerals, Sand, Cement, Slag, Ceramics, Catalyst Supports, Glass, Pharmaceuticals, Plant Tissue, Animal Tissues, Cannabis, Seeds, Paints and Inks.

Specifications
Voltage 115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz
Net Weight 93 lbs (42 kg)
CE Approved Yes
Dimensions 25” L (64 cm) x 21” W (54 cm) x 14” H (36 cm)
Gross Weight 99 lbs (45 kg)
Motor 1/3 hp, 1725 RPM @ 60Hz, 1425 RPM @ 50Hz
Power Cord 3-prong grounded plug, 115V 60Hz or 2-prong European plug, 230V50Hz
Clamp Movement 2 1/3 in (5.9cm) back-and-forth, 1 in (2.5cm) side-to-side
Clamp Speed 1060 cycles/minute (115V) or 875 cycles/minute (230V)
Timer/Controls Start and stop buttons, programmable 100-minute timer with digital display

2030 Geno/Grinder® - Automated Tissue Homogenizer and Cell Lyser

The 2030 Geno/Grinder® is an automated plant and animal tissue homogenizer and cell lyser that integrate with automated, robotic systems. It has the same vigorous, up-and-down grinding motion as the 2010 Geno/Grinder. The average processing time for each cycle is two minutes or less. It has a versatile clamp accommodates titer plates, vials and all standard SPE plates. This automated homogenizer is ideal for high-throughput processing of samples for isolation of nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), enzymes, yeast, proteins, and bacteria. It allows users to run a large number of preloaded stacked titer plates unattended.

Specifications
Dimensions 12.88" x 18.88" x 35.88"
Voltage 115V / 230 V
Net Weight (lbs) 129 lbs (58.51) kg
Motor 3-Phase servo motors
Power Cord (US) 115 V / 60 Hz model: 3-Prong grounded plug supplied
Power Cord (Europe) 230 V / 50 Hz model: 2-Prong European plug supplied
Clamp Movement 1.25 inches
Clamp Speed 500-1750 strokes per minute

MILLS - HIGH ENERGY BALL MILL / SHAKER MILL
8000M Mixer/Mill

Known the world over as “ SPEX MILL”, the Spex Mixer Mill or High Energy Ball Mill is “value for money proposition”.

Features

  • Efficient two-clamp laboratory mill for pulverizing hard, brittle samples.
  • Also called a shaker mill or high-energy ball mill.
  • Sample sizes in 10 gram range for grinding, and up to 60 mL for blending powders or mixing emulsions.
  • Reduces samples to analytical fineness.
  • Can be utilized for mechanical alloying and nano milling.
  • Features include a variable-range electronic timer, dual clamps for multiple sample capacity, safety interlock system, and forced-air cooling.
  • The Dual Clamps of the 8000D Mixer/Mill not only allow twice as many samples to be ground at a given time, but also move in balance, reducing vibration and extending the life of the mill components. A fan keeps the motor and clamp mechanisms cool during operation.

Applications

Pulverizing rocks, minerals, ores, sand, cement, slag, ceramics, soils, catalyst supports, etc. Mechanical alloying, blending pigments, mixing analytical samples with binders or carriers, diluting powdered standards.

Specifications
  • Size: 61 cm x 43 cm x 28 cm / Gross Weight: 44 kg
  • Electrical: 230 V/50 Hz
  • Motor: 1⁄3 HP, 1725 RPM @ 60 Hz or 1425 RPM @ 50 Hz
  • Controls: Electronic, with digital display &programmable 100-minute timer
  • Clamp Movement: 21⁄3 in. (5.9 cm) back-and-forth, 1 in. (2.5 cm) side-to-side
  • Clamp speed in complete back and-forth cycles per minute: 875 (230 V/50 Hz)
Vials

Vials for grinding typically will have an internal volume of 50 to 60ml with a grinding capacity of upto 25ml and a powder blending capacity of upto 50 ml. They are available in tool steel, Stainless steel, tungsten carbide, alumina ceramic, zirconia ceramic, Silicon nitride and agate. Plastic vials and balls are also available for making emulsions and blending powders. The largest plastic vial has an internal volume of 135ml.

MILLS - VERTICAL MILLS
2010 Geno Grinder

  • Unique new design with vigorous up-and-down motion (100% vertical motion).
  • Processing up to 4 deep-well plates and sample vials from 0.6 to 50mL.
  • Able to process most plant matter and animal tissue samples.
  • Safety interlocks and pneumatic cylinder stabilize the lid for safe operation.
  • No variation in shaking process makes it ideal for QuEChERS method.
  • Prepares tissue for extraction of DNA/ RNA, proteins, and volatile organics.
  • Kryo-Tech- accessories available for temperature sensitive samples.
  • Pulverizes samples with or without buffer, using a variety of grinding media.
  • Typical grinding cycle completed in under 2 minutes.

Grinding Media
  • Balls & Cylinders in Stainless Steel, Silica, Zirconia, and Ceramic SS grinding balls in sizes from 4 to 11 mm
Grinding beads available in three grades:
  • Molecular Biology , Low Binding, Acid Washed
  • New ceramic grinding cylinders aid in the mixing and homogenization of samples for the QuEChERS method
Grinding Vessels

Deep well Titer plates in 96 and other formats (Upto 4 plates can be done simultaneously with large clamp)

  • 2 ml, 5ml, 15 ml and 50 ml tubes
  • Cryo tubes
  • Micro vials, Micro centrifuge tubes
Specifications
  • LCD Display with electronic controls
  • Dimension: 38.1 x 52 x 64.1cm (W x D x H)
  • Weight : 30 kg Motor :1/3 hp Electrical: 230V, 50 Hz
  • Movement: 3.2 cm - Vertical
  • Speed : Adjustable from 500 to 1750 strokes / min
  • Safety : Lid interlock prevents mill from running if lid is open.
  • Timer: Digital in minutes: seconds, Maximum 5 min
  • Vessels: Deep well titer plates, Vials from 0.6ml to 50 ml
  • CE Approved
Applications

Biotechnology, Forensic, Plant Research & Crop Science, Pesticide Residues, Pharmaceuticals, Marine Biology.

MiniG

The MiniG™ is the ideal solution for labs that want the power of the 2010 Geno/Grinder® with a lower sample throughput. It was created for applications involving sample preparation for DNA/RNA and protein extractions as well as pesticide residue analysis.

Typical Samples

Plant and animal tissue, cell cultures, seeds, yeast, leaves and bacteria.

Features

Spin speed: up to 3000 rpm for tubes, up to 2000 rpm for microtiter plates.

  • Vigorous clamp movement results in increased yields.
  • Consistent vertical motion of the clamp ensures equal conditions for all samples.
  • Kryo-Tech® accessories are available to preserve temperature sensitive samples.
  • Light & portable with a small footprint that minimizes bench space.

Specifications
  • Window in lid allows you to see the grinding process.
  • Lid has a safety interlock switch that stops the motor if the lid is opened during the grinding process.
  • Easy-to-use clamp keeps samples secure during the shaking process.
  • Clamp typically holds up to 2 titer plates or 48 x 2 mL vials when stacked.
  • LCD display screen shows run times in minute: second format.
  • Rate and timer controls allow you to adjust speed and set time.
  • Start and stop buttons allow you to start and stop the grinding process.
  • Voltage 230V/50Hz
  • Power Cord 230V / 50Hz.
  • CE Approved Yes
  • Dimensions 54.6x 28.6x 43.2(H x W x D)
  • Clamp Movement 3.2 cm vertical
  • Clamp Speed 500 to 1500 strokes/minute
  • Weight 22 kg
  • Motor 1/7 HP
  • Timer/Controls Digital display in min
Applications

Biotechnology, Forensic, Plant Research & Crop Science, Pesticide Residues, Pharmaceuticals, Marine Biology.