Theory and Practice for . Jar, Ball and Pebble Milling . Types of Mills . Ball and Pebble Mills: The expressions "ball milling" and "pebble milling" are frequently used interchangeably. Usually, however, a ball mill is referred to as one that uses steel balls as grinding media, while a pebble mill is one that uses
The residence time in ball mills is long enough that all particles get consistent treatment, which also provides a narrow particle size distribution. Ball mills are simple in design, consisting of horizontal slow rotating vessels half filled with grinding media of ¼" to ".