Mixer/Mill® 8000M – High Energy Ball Mill

The SPEX 8000M is a high energy ball mill that accommodates sample sizes ranging from 0.2 – 10 grams. Ideal for grinding dry, brittle samples, mechanical alloying, slurry grinding, blending powders, and mixing emulsions.

Typical Samples

Typical samples include:

  • Rocks
  • Minerals
  • Sand
  • Cement
  • Slag
  • Ceramics
  • Catalyst Supports
  • Glass
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant and Animal Tissues
  • Seeds
  • Paints
  • Ink


  • Accepts all SPEX SamplePrep Mixer/Mill Grinding and Mixing Vial Sets
  • Also called a shaker mill or high-energy ball mill
  • Efficient single-clamp laboratory mill commonly referred to as the “SPEX Mill”
  • Equipped with safety interlock system for operator protection
  • Extended Running Time Chip is available for extending timer range to 1,000 or 10,000 minutes
  • For grinding samples in the 0.2 – 10 gram range or mixing up to 60 mL of sample
  • Reduces samples to analytical fineness and can be utilized for mechanical alloying and nanomilling
  • Shock mounted motor enables bench top operation
  • Steel housing protects the clamp mechanism and rugged construction ensures a long life of heavy work
  • The 8010 and 8011 Multiple-Sample Adapters permit processing of multiple smaller samples
  • Variable-range electronic timer is factory-set for 100-minute range
  • Wide selection of grinding and mixing vials available including hardened steel, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, alumina ceramic, zirconia ceramic, silicon nitride, agate, polystyrene, methacrylate, polystyrene, and polycarbonate


Timer/Controls100 minute range. Expandable up to 1,000 or 10,000 range.*
Clamp Movement2 1/3 in (5.9cm) back-and-forth, 1 in (2.5cm) side-to-side
Clamp Speed875 cycles/minute
Dimensions19 in (48cm) x 14 in (36cm) x 18 in (46cm)
Net Weight (lbs)76 lbs (35kg)
Gross Weight (lbs)89 lbs (40.4kg)
Motor1/3 hp, 1725 RPM @ 60Hz, 1425 RPM @ 50Hz
CE ApprovedYes

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