Laboratory Ball Mill
Ball Mill BM500
BM500 — the powerful
all-rounder for sample preparation
Operate without any user training
The BM500 ball mill is an easy-to-operate
instrument which needs no special user training.
You can easily choose frequency and time for
the subsequent milling procedure by pushing
and rotating a single knob. Three front display
LEDs inform you about the status and the set
Prepare any kind of sample
BM500 is a real all-rounder. It can be used for
the milling and homogenization of a broad range
of sample materials from geological samples to
food, biological, and environmental materials.
Independent of the material’s shape, BM500
easily manages grains, pellets, and fibers as well
as voluminous samples such as wool, grass, and
leaves. It can be used for dry and wet grinding or
even special applications requiring liquid nitrogen.
Double your throughput
BM500 can be operated in simultaneous mode.
This means that two jar holders can be filled with
jars and samples in parallel, which is very useful
if a high amount of sample has to be prepared at
once or you need a backup sample. The milling
process is very quick and reproducible. Milling
times normally range from 2 to 3 minutes but can
be set to any time from 5 seconds to 99 minutes.
Mill a variety of special materials
Milling under special conditions might be
necessary for samples containing volatile
components, soft samples, or other temperature-
sensitive materials. In this case the jars can be
frozen in liquid nitrogen before the milling process.
Anton Paar’s BM500 ball mill enables the quick milling and homogenization
of a broad range of samples from geological samples to food, biological, and
environmental materials and allows you to perform dry, wet, and even cryogenic
milling. Due to its simple handling principle it is the perfect instrument for routine
sample preparation as well as scientific applications.
Avoid sample contamination
with a variety of accessories
BM500 offers a wide selection of grinding
accessories in different sizes to support different
applications and sample materials. The use
of the right accessory material (jars and balls)
prevents contamination of the sample, which is
of the highest importance, for example, in trace
Benefit from the utmost safety
and protect users and equipment
BM500 provides safety features such as
protection against jar untightening, a stainless
steel safety hood, and protection against opening
during the run. It stands stable also in its highest
operation mode and does not move across your
lab bench due to vibrations.
Cryogenic grinding Selection of grinding jars and balls
Power supply 230 V ±10 % - 50/60 Hz
115 V ±10 % - 50/60 Hz
Rated power 200 W
Vibrational frequency regulation Digital, from 3 Hz to 30 Hz (180 min
-1 to 1800 min -1), in 0.1 Hz steps
Time 5 s to 99 min, timer HOLD function,
in 1 s steps (below 10 min)
Final fineness BX?EIhPU?'? ?0??@?%PPXh1HxqP?v7
and grinding configuration)
Feed size of sample Grain <8 mm
Balls <25 mm in diameter
Max. volume of milling cups 2 x 50 mL
Ambient temperature 5 °C to 40 °C
Humidity <85 % RH, non-condensing
Dimensions W x D x H 385 mm x 420 mm x 240 mm (465 mm with hood open)
Weight 42 kg
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