Also called a shaker mill or high-energy ball mill. equipped with safety interlock system for operator protection. for grinding samples in the 0.2 - 1.5 gram range or mixing up to 5 ml of sample. highly effective laboratory impact grinder and blender offering many advantages over other small.Applications of ball mills and agitated media mills ball mills have been used to produce high-quality mineral flours for many years. they are suitable for grinding medium-hard to extremely hard, brittle and fibrous materials.specific applications include industrial minerals, metal oxides, glass, graphite, limestone, quartz, zircon sand, talc, ceramic paints, inorganic pigments, titanium.