Ring and Puck Mill: 8530 Shatterbox®

The 8530 Shatterbox® is capable of grinding tough, brittle samples within minutes. This ring and puck mill with sound-proof enclosure is designed to house sample sizes ranging from 2 - 100 g. It is suitable for slurry grinding and pulverizing dry, brittle samples. It is CE Approved.

Typical samples include: Ceramics, slag, cements, soils, ores, pharmaceuticals, rocks, minerals, dried plant material, and sulfur pellets.


The key features of the 8530 Shatterbox® are as follows:

  • 8507R multiple-sample rack allows processing of three smaller samples
  • Standard grinding time is two minutes or less
  • 10-minute electronic timer with LCD display and environmentally safe, push-button membrane switch
  • Grinds samples in the 2- 100 g range
  • Fitted with lockable casters and a safety interlock system for operator protection
  • Cam-activated clamp requires just moderate hand pressure to secure the grinding dish in the Shatterbox and is modifiable for containers of varying heights
  • Soundproof enclosure reduces noise levels
  • Widely used “swing mill” in America, capable of grinding up to 100 g of brittle material to an analytical fineness
  • Swings a dish-shaped grinding container with a puck, and frequently a ring, in a tight high-speed circle
  • Extensive selection of grinding containers are available including hardened steel, alumina ceramic, tungsten carbide, and zirconia ceramic


The key specifications of the 8530 Shatterbox® are as follows:

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Voltage 115 V/60 Hz or 230 V/50 Hz
CE Approved Yes
Dimensions 19” (48 cm) x 19” (48 cm) x 40” (102 cm)
Net Weight (lbs) 225 lbs (102kg)
Gross Weight (lbs) 247 lbs (112 kg), Palette 264 lbs (119.7 kg)
Motor 1/2 hp, 835 RPM
Power Cord 3-prong grounded plug, 115 V 60 Hz or CEE 7/7 2-prong European plug, 230 V 50 Hz
Timer/Controls LCD digital display with environmentally safe, push-button membrane switch


Fields of Application

The 8530 Shatterbox® are used in the following areas :

  • Biotechnology
  • QuEChERS
  • National Defense and Homeland Security
  • Pesticide Residues
  • Plant Research and Crop Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

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