ZQM Series Planetary Ball Mill


Planetary ball mills are indispensable equipment for mixing, fine grinding, small sample preparation, nanomaterial dispersion, new product development and small-batch production of high-tech materials. The ZQM series of intelligent laboratory products are high-end laboratory grinding equipment produced by professional German design engineers with digital screen display and one-button operation, integrating simplicity, beauty and safety. With full functions, high efficiency and low noise, it is an ideal equipment for scientific research units, colleges and universities, and corporate laboratories to obtain micro-particle research samples (multiple samples can be obtained at the same time in each experiment). Equipped with a vacuum mill jar, the sample can be ground under vacuum. It is suitable for dry and wet crushing and refinement of hard, medium hardness, brittle and fibrous materials, and the sample fineness can be less than 0.1μm (colloid). It can also be used for grinding solids in suspensions, sample mixing and homogenization, and metal alloying, etc., all of which can achieve better results.Widely used in new energy, metallurgy, electronics, ceramics, geology, mining, building materials, chemical industry, light industry, beauty, environmental protection, matcha and other laboratory material research departments.

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 Product description

Vertical planetary ball mill ZQM series (Intelligent model) is a powerful stable high-end laboratory grinding equipment .

Featuring full functions, high efficiency and low noise. It can 4 pots grinding and can produce 4 sample materials at a time.

The extremely high centrifugal forces of Planetary Ball Mills result in very high pulverization energy and therefore short grinding times.

Suitable for all industries where the quality control process places the highest demands on purity, speed, fineness and reproducibility.

This series of grinding mill can be equipped with vacuum jars, which can grind samples in a vacuum state. It is very suitable for research tasks such as scientific research institutions, universities, and corporate laboratories from the experimental end to the production end to verify the feasibility of mass production, as well as routine tasks such as mixing and homogenizing soft, hard, brittle or fibrous

All-round High-efficiency、Nanoscale Grinding

|  Lossless size reduction to sub-micron range

|  Wet grinding produces particle sizes in the nanometer range (<100 nm)

|  Variable speed from 10 to 800 rpm, speed ratio 1:2

|  Batch processing, up to 4 x 70/800 ml samples, can process 4 samples simultaneously

|  Oil seal silent invention patent design, low noise and longer service life(Patent number: CN 2016 2 0215835.8; Patent number: ZL 2014 2 0375569.3)

|  Intelligent digital screen display, convenient parameter setting, one-touch operation

| German engineering designer's appearance design is simple and elegant

|  Can store 3 modes and 15 plans

|  Power-off protection memory self-start function

|  Can be used for dry grinding, wet grinding, vacuum grinding, and atmosphere-protected grinding

| The machine stops when the lid is opened, and the self-locking prevents loosening, ensuring safety

| Equipped with rollers and swivel feet, the rollers are easy to use when transporting and moving, and the swivel feet are stable and will not move during operation



Pay Attention To Safety

The machine stops when the lid is opened, and the self-acting lock to prevent loosening

The ZQM series of planetary ball mills are safe to operate. They are equipped with a safety switch device. The machine will stop when the cover is opened and the equipment cannot start running when the cover is opened. This ensures the safety of the operator and prevents accidental injuries.

The self-acting lock can prevent the tank from loosening during operation, ensure safety and avoid damage to the core components of the equipment.



Wet And Nano-Scale Grinding With ZQM Series

Wet grinding is used to obtain particle sizes below 5 µm, as small particles tend to get charged on their surfaces and agglomerate, which makes further grinding in dry mode difficult. By adding a liquid or dispersant the particles can be kept separated.

To produce very fine particles of 100 nm or less (nano-scale grinding) by wet grinding, friction rather than impact is required. This is achieved by using a large number of small grinding balls which have a large surface and many friction points. The ideal filling level of the jar should consist of 60 % small grinding balls.


Innovative & Outstanding Grinding Jar

The jar is made of refined molds or high-precision polishing, with extremely high smoothness of the inner and outer walls, and the bottom adopts a large R angle design that is more difficult to make, which can effectively reduce the phenomenon of materials sinking to the bottom during the grinding process.

The jar opening adopts a more ergonomic grip step to prevent hands from slipping and make it easier to take/put down the grinding jar.



        ZQM Series Detail Processing




Typical sample materials

Planetary ball mills are ideal for metal oxides, alloys, carbon fiber, ceramics, charcoal, chemical products, clay minerals, coal, coke, compost, concrete, electronic scrap, fibers, glass, gypsum, hair, catalysts, cellulose, cement clinker, bentonite, bones, hydroxyapatite, iron ore, kaolin, limestone, minerals, ores, paints and varnishes, paper, pigments, plant materials, polymers, quartz, seeds, semi-precious stones, sewage sludge, slag, soil, tissue, tobacco, waste samples, wood, etc.



Technical Parameters



Crushing, mixing, homogenizing, colloid grinding, mechanical alloying, mechanochemistry

Field of application

New energy, geology/metallurgy, glass/ceramics, engineering/electronics, building materials, environment/recycling, agriculture, chemistry, medicine, biology

Feed material

Soft, hard, brittle, fibrous—dry or wet

Size reduction principle

Impact force, friction

Material Feed Size

< 5 mm ,soil<10mm

Final Fineness *

Used for colloid grinding, the sample is less than 0.1 micron

No. of Grinding Stations


Grinding method

Can be dry grinding, wet grinding, vacuum grinding, atmosphere protection grinding

Grinding jar material

Stainless steel, carbide, zirconium oxide, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, polyurethane, nylon, polytetrafluoroethylene, agate

Speed ratio

1 : 2

Operation Mode

3 types: unidirectional, alternating forward and reverse, multi-stage

Storable SOPs


Time setting

Intelligent screen display digital settings,Run/stop time: 0-9999 minutes

Power protection

Power-off protection memory self-start function




Grinding jar capacity



Vacuum jar capacity



Revolution speed



Rotation speed







Single phase, 220V/50Hz

Dimension(W x H x D)

715 x 495 x 630 mm




*Affected by sample material properties and instrument configuration/settings




Working Principle


The grinding jar is eccentrically located on the sun wheel of the planetary ball mill. The sun wheel moves in the opposite direction of the grinding jar in a ratio of 1:2, and the grinding balls in the grinding jar are subjected to a superimposed rotational motion, the so-called Coriolis force.


The speed difference between the balls and the grinding jars creates an interaction between friction and impact forces, which releases high dynamic energy. The interaction between these forces makes the material size reduction in planetary ball mills high and very efficient.