Grist for the Mill? Why Grinding Mills are Essential in the Lab

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Grinding mills play an essential role in most laboratories employed to crush, grind, and cleave samples for regular analysis. We recommend that when choosing your next grinding mill, please consider the:

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  • Type of sample you’re working with
  • The sample capacity
  • Desired particle size

Types of Lab Grinding Mills

jar mill is able to grind practically all types of samples. Such mills are perfect for grinding high-purity laboratory samples. Jar mills can manage particle sizes of about 5 micrometers of soft or hard, brittle or fibrous sample material. You’ll need to purchase jars and grinding media separately.

Analytical mills and hand mills work best for hard and brittle samples. These mills help prepare soil, frozen food, dried vegetation, and other samples. Final particle size can range from 1 to 205 micrometers.

When preparing cell and tissue culture, bead mills suit well. Ceramic beads are best used to prepare soft animal, plant, or human tissues whilst metal beads work better for hard tissue types. Glass beads are recommended for processing microorganisms. Garnet beads are perfect for soil and carbide beads are a great choice for microbial and soil RNA processing.


Want to know more about Lab Grinding Mills?
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