01/06/2005 • Laboratory appliances • Mechanical process technology

FRITSCH premium line – planetary mills – that was yesterday.

Planetary mills are the “labourers” in the laboratory. Applicable in multiple fields, they are suited to the rapid, loss-free grinding down to colloidal fineness of laboratory samples into the nano range. Depending on the desired degree of fineness, the grinding process can be conducted dry or in suspension or even under gas atmosphere. Soft, elastic to hard, brittle and fibrous samples are crushed to a fineness down to 100 nm. Planetary mills are also employed for the mixing and homogenisation of emulsions and pastes and can be utilised for mechanical activation and alloying in the field of material research. Grinding elements manufactured from various materials can be applied for the adaptation to the characteristics of the sample.

As far back as 1961, FRITSCH registered its first patent for a laboratory planetary mill with cantilevered grinding bowls. In 1996 FRITSCH invented and patented the planetary mono mill a single station planetary ball mill equipped with only one grinding station. In 2006 FRITSCH has accomplished a further milestone in the product development. Planetary mills – that was yesterday – premium line – this is today.

The new premium line generation of FRITSCH planetary mills meets the challenges of everyday tasks and procedures in a modern laboratory and allows for structural change in this field. The premium line planetary mills will accompany you in your future missions with higher performance and capacity, improved operation and greater safety. A revolutionary operational and safety concept linked with a dramatic increase in performance will support inexperienced users in their daily work in the laboratory, but will also provide specialists with greater enjoyment in the sample preparation.

For the first time a planetary mill is as easily to operate as a centrifugal mill. The fool-proof grinding bowls equipped with SelfLOCK-technique are completely embedded in the grinding mechanics and safely clamped. Automatic grinding bowl detection via RFID chips, fully automatic opening of the grinding chamber and positioning of the grinding bowl to aid removal, as well as fully automatic locking elements and sensors guarantee the highest possible safety and user comfort. The grinding energy, which has been increased by more than 250 % in comparison with conventional planetary mills, is setting new standards and is also sufficient to meet the highest demands.

Features of performance of the premium line: 

  • premium – performance
  • maximum grinding energy due to speeds of up to 1100 rpm
  • astonishingly short grinding time = rapid results
  • grinding into the Nano range
  • exchange of grinding bowls in seconds
  • premium – operation
  • automatic opening and closing of the grinding chamber
  • bowl positioning to enable simple removal
  • automatic grinding bowl detection via RFID
  • touch screen with intuitive user guide
  • pressure and temperature monitoring
  • premium – safety
  • unique safety concept – embedded grinding bowl
  • grinding bowl equipped with SelfLOCK-technique
  • safety shut-off in the case of unbalance
  • automatic compensation of unbalance in the mono mill

The FRITSCH premium line planetary mills can be supplied in addition to the well-known and tried and tested classic line of planetary mills.

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