Cutting Mill  SM 200

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Cutting mills are suitable for the grinding of soft, medium-hard, elastic, fibrous, and heterogeneous mixes of products. The new cutting mill SM 200 is a powerful and easy-to-operate instrument for efficient primary and fine size reduction. Cleaning is made particularly easy.
Within the group of the RETSCH cutting mills, it is the universal standard model which covers a vast range of applications with its strong 2.2 kW drive and 1,500 rpm rotor speed. When operated with the optional cyclone-suction-combination, the SM 200 is also suitable for grinding light sample materials or smaller quantities. In combination with the wide choice of bottom sieves, hoppers and collecting vessels, the mill can be easily adapted to varying application requirements.

Application Examples

aluminium slag, animal feed, bones, cables, cardboard, electronic components, feed pellets, foils, food, leather, lignite, material mixtures, non-ferrous metals, paper, pharmaceutical products, plant materials, plastic toys, plastics, polymers, refuse derived fuels, resins, rubber, spices, straw, textiles, waste, wood, ... continue to application database

Product Advantages

  • powerful size reduction with 2.2 kW drive
  • optimum cutting effects thanks to double acting cutting bars
  • quick and easy cleaning due to fold-back hopper, smooth surfaces and push-fit rotor
  • defined final fineness due to bottom sieves with aperture sizes from 0.25 - 20 mm
  • wide range of accessories including various hoppers, collection systems, rotors and sieves
  • highest safety standards due to engine brake, central locking device, electronic safety check and safety base frame
  • 18 cutting events per rotation with parallel section rotor


Applications size reduction by cutting
Field of application agriculture, biology, chemistry / plastics, engineering / electronics, environment / recycling, food, medicine / pharmaceuticals
Feed material soft, medium-hard, tough, elastic, fibrous
Size reduction principle shearing, cutting
Material feed size* < 60 x 80 mm
Final fineness* 0.25 - 20 mm
Speed at 50 Hz (60 Hz) 1,500 min-1
Rotor peripheral speed 9.4 - 11.4 m/s
Rotor diameter 129.5 mm
Types of rotors parallel section rotor / 6-disc rotor
Types of hoppers standard, long stock
Material of grinding tools stainless steel, steel for heavy-metal free grinding, tungsten carbide
Sieve sizes trapezoid holes 0.25 / 0.50 / 0.75 / 1.00 / 1.50 mm
square holes 2.00 / 4.00 / 6.00 / 8.00 / 10.00 / 20.00 mm
Collector systems / capacities collecting receptacle 5 l / optional: 30 l
collecting unit 0.25 / 0.5 l
cyclone-suction combination (0.25 l - 5 l)
Drive 3-phase motor
Drive power 2.2 kW
Electrical supply data different voltages
Power connection 3-phase
Engine brake yes
Protection code IP54
W x H x D closed 576 (1090 opened) x 1675 x 760 mm (with base frame and standard hopper)
Net weight ~ 90 kg without hopper
Standards CE

Please note:
*depending on feed material and instrument configuration/settings

Function Principle

Size reduction in the Cutting Mill SM 200 takes place by cutting and shearing forces. The sample comes into contact with the rotor, and is comminuted between the blades and the stationary double acting cutting bars inserted in the housing.
In the 6-disc rotor, spirally arranged reversible hard metal plates operate by cutting in sequence. The knives of the parallel section rotor carry out comminution with a powerful cutting action.

The dwelling time of the sample in the chamber is short; as soon as it is small enough to pass through the openings of the bottom sieve it is discharged and collected in the receptacle. The rotorspeed of 1.500 min-1 ensures gentle and rapid size reduction.  The optional cyclone-suction-combination not only has a cooling effect on the sample but also improves the discharge of material from the grinding chamber.

Subject to technical modifications and errors