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What type of Ball Mill motor?

03 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

Hello, I am looking to get into pyrotechnics and I was just wondering what type of motor I should get for my ball mill? What rpm for direct drive? Also, would I be able to wire the motor directly to my mains (230v AC)?

I prefer to make things myself when possible, it's more fun that way so I was going to make a ball mill to make my own aluminium powder and ground down charcoal. I am not sure of the jar size, so recomendations for that would also be greatly appreciated (This is only a starter mill, so nothing too big)

I would prefer a direct drive system, so a motor suitable for such would be best.

(Sorry if this is the incorrect sub forum for this)