Рубрика: The History of Grinding

Track-Guided Rollers

The MB mill was designed and built in 1947 by Max Berz, formerly head of the design department at von Grueber’s company. It had three large rollers that rotated in a track­ing groove and were pressed down by a thrust ring. The rollers were not fixed by roller bearings and could move relative to each […]

The History of Grinding

Copyright © 2005 by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.All rights reserved. Electronic edition published 2009. During our professional careers, we placed our principal emphasis on understanding the role and use of energy in size reduction, particularly in the areas of crushing and grind­ing minerals, the use of simulation for crushing and grinding circuits […]


Every revolution requires a catalyst, and it was the need to pump water from mines that sparked the revolution of steam power. By 1650, coal and tin mining were important industries in England, and water had become a serious problem in many mines that had been worked for centuries, particularly the deep tin mines in […]

Very Small Hydrocyclones

In the early 1950s, cyclones were being used in the kaolin industry to separate the finest kaolin particles into products that could be sold at a premium. Their success gave a boost to cyclone technology and led to the design of small cyclones that could efficiently extract the very fine particles from the feed. This […]

Friedrich Kick

Friedrich Kick was born in Vienna in 1840. After graduating from the Vienna Polytechni — kum in 1862, he became professor of mechanical technology at the Technical University in Prague, Bohemia, where he worked from 1865 to 1892, including three terms as rector. From 1892 to 1910, he was a professor at the Technical University […]