How it Works
How it Works
The FTS-1000 grinds samples through a combination of impact and frictional forces. The grinding jars oscillate back and for at up to 1800 rpm(30 Hz), translating through a distance of approximately 25 mm. This causes the grinding balls to accelerate through the space inside the jar, resulting in high energy collisions between both each other and the inside walls of the jar. The sample is trapped between these surfaces and is pulverized. In addition to the high impact forces, frictional forces further contribute to the grinding and mixing of the sample. It is important to note that it is possible to affect the ratio of impact to frictional force by changing the number of grinding balls used. For high impact force and minimal friction, select a single large grinding ball. For high frictional force, select many small grinding balls.
|Grinding speed||180 - 1800 rpm (30 Hz)|
|Grinding time||0:01 - 99:59 min|
|Storable grinding programs||9|
|Available jar sizes||5, 15, 30 ml|
|Available jar materials||Stainless steel, PTFE, Zirconia|
|Tungsten carbide, PMMA|
|Sample capacity||≤ 12 ml x 2|
|Sample feed size||≤ 8 mm|
|Final particle size||≥ 5 μm|
|Dimensions||51 x 38 x 28 mm|
|Weight||~ 34 kg|
|Power input||100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Rated power||200 W|
Designed with research in mind, the FTS-1000 is a compact bench-top laboratory ball mill ideal for milligram and gram scale grinding. The grinding jars utilize a patented SmartSnap™ closure system, making them easy to use and offering a hermetic leak proof seal for wet, dry, or air sensitive grinding. This machine provides an affordable yet versatile solution for small scale sample preparation and is especially well suited for Mechanochemistry.
Available jar materials
|Available jar sizes||✓5 ml ✓15 ml ✓30 ml|
|Typical grinding time*||< 1 min|
|Sample capacity*||≤ 12 ml x 2|
|Maximum grinding time||99 min|
|Sample feed size*||≤ 8 mm|
|Final particle size*||> 5 µm|
*Results are affected by the physical properties of the material and machine parameters.
At Form-Tech Scientific, we work hard to provide our customers with the best products available on the market. Our products focus primarily on particle comminution but we understand that the needs of our customers in processing their samples sometimes go beyond this. That is why we carry not only our own products, but those of companies that represent innovation and quality in other areas of the sample preparation/processing field.