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2016 Product Resource Guide: Mills & Grinders

When you need to grind up your samples, but don't know which system is best for your needs, Lab Manager can help.

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5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Mill or Grinder

  1. Based on the materials you will be milling, how long does the mill or grinder typically last? How much do replacement parts cost and how easy are they to get? What level of support/warranties does the company offer?
  2. What type of milling will the mill or grinder be used for? Wet or dry?
  3. For wet milling, ask what capacity of grinder you will need.
  4. For dry milling, determine how finely ground the material needs to be and what the properties of the material are.
  5. How important is the prevention of cross-contamination? Bead mills are usually the best choice if you don’t want any risk of contamination.

What Do You Use Your Mill or Grinder For?

Research 43%
Processing 26%
Quality Control 19%
Clinical and Diagnostic 7%
Other 4%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing a Laboratory Mill or Grinder

Durability of product 80%
Low maintenance–easy to use and clean 70%
Safety features 67%
Results with minimum deviation 66%
Value for price paid 63%
Reliability of vendor 55%
Service and support 54%
Warranty 50%
Energy efficient/low operating cost 45%
Reputation of vendor 39%


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