We can calculate the steel charge volume of a ball or rod mill and express it as the % of the volume within the liners that is filled with grinding media. While the mill is stopped, the charge volume can be gotten by measuring the diameter inside the liners and the distance from the top of the charge to the top of the mill.

- Ball top size (bond formula): calculation of the top size grinding media (balls or cylpebs):-Modification of the Ball Charge: This calculator analyses the granulometry of the material inside the mill and proposes a modification of the ball charge in order to improve the mill efficiency:

Ball Mill Loading - Dry Milling Ball Mill Loading (dry milling) When charging a ball mill, ceramic lined mill, pebble mill, jar mill or laboratory jar use on a jar rolling mill it is important to have the correct amount of media and correct amount of product.

For overflow ball mills, the charge should not exceed 45% of the mill volume . For grate discharge mills, the charge should occupy about 50% of the mill volume . Bond developed a relationship that can be used to determine the percent charge by volume as a function of the vertical height above the charge, He, and the radius of the mill, R, i.e.,