For the grinding of solids the use of a cyclone can be beneficial, depending on the material properties.
Supported by a vacuum cleaner or a high speed rotor, the cyclone provides an optimized air flow which serves to cool the sample and improve material discharge from the grinding chamber. These effects are particularly beneficial when grinding temperature-sensitive materials (e. g. powder coatings) or low-density samples (e. .g. plastic foil). Further advantages are the convenient recovery of the sample material as well as the possibility to process larger sample volumes.
RETSCH’s line of laboratory mills includes various models which can be equipped with a cyclone. Whereas the rotor mill TWISTER has an integrated cyclone, the Ultra Centrifugal Mill ZM 200 can be optionally equipped with a cyclone and collecting vessels of various sizes. Additionally, both mills have a connection for a vacuum cleaner. For the RETSCH Cutting Mills a combination of cyclone and vacuum cleaner is available.
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