Mixer/Mill® 5100 – Small High Energy Ball Mill

Small high-energy ball mill that accommodates sample sizes ranging from 0.2 – 1.5 grams. Ideal for grinding and pulverizing brittle samples, slurry grinding, and mixing powders.

Typical Samples

Typical samples that can be processed in the Mixer Mill 5100 include:

  • Rocks
  • Minerals
  • Sand
  • Cement
  • Slag
  • Ceramics
  • Catalyst Supports
  • Glass
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant and animal tissues
  • Seeds


  • 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 mixers.
  • Holds three vials of 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) diameter or two vials of 3/4 in. (19.1 mm) diameter. Length of vials up to 21/4 in. (57.2 mm).
  • Push-button, resettable 30-minute timer on the 5100-115 Mixer/Mill.
  • Push-button, resettable 72-minute timer on the 5100-230 Mixer/Mill.
  • Reduces samples to analytical fineness and commonly used to blend samples with KBr for IR analysis.
  • Shock mounted motor enables bench top operation
  • Steel housing protects the clamp mechanism and rugged construction ensures a long life of heavy work.
  • Wide selection of grinding and mixing vials available including polystyrene, polycarbonate, hardened steel, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, and agate.


Timer/ControlsRange from 1 - 72 minutes (230V)
Clamp Movement0.5 in (12.7mm) front-to back, .375 in (9.5mm) side-to-side
Clamp Speed2500 cycles/minute (230V)
Dimensions12 in (33 cm) x 8 in (20cm) x 8 in (20cm)
Net Weight (lbs)15.2 lbs (7kg)
Gross Weight (lbs)19.8 lbs (9kg)
Motor1/15 hp, 3000 RPM @ 60Hz, 2500 RPM @ 50Hz

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