The VIM
Immersion Mill

The Variable Immersion Mill (VIM) is a staple in the milling industry. Immersion mills (or basket mills) have been around for years, but the VIM’s design and customizable options make it a leader in the market. For other milling options, check out the Laboratory Bead Mill, Horizontal Media Mill, and Vertical Media Mill.

  • Provides rapid and efficient milling
  • Creates vortex to pull product into “work zone” – media inside is agitated to break up and disperse particles in product
  • Efficiently use small quantities of media
  • Easy and economical cleaning
  • Customizable to your application and production goals

Description

How Does Immersion Milling Work?

The process is simple: submerse the basket mill head into your batch and the product is pulled into the “work zone” as the media inside is agitated to break down particles. If necessary to help product turn-over within the tank, Schold offers a heavy-duty, low-speed sweep arm with wall scrapers to usher difficult product to the inlet of the basket.

Advantages Over Traditional Milling

Compared to traditional milling, the immersion milling (basket milling) process is faster, cleaning between batches is easier, and a smaller quantity of grinding media is required. In summary, the VIM Immersion Mill is advantageous for batch-type operations. Change-over simply involves running the unit in a cleaning tank with detergent or solvent to flush the mill, rendering it ready for the next batch.
immersion mill head with helical blade, wall scrapers, and sweep

VIM Immersion Mill Features

immersion mill basket mill features

Batch Size Options

Available in a variety of volumes ranging from 1 gallon up to 1000 gallons to to tackle any-sized operation (beneficial for scaling-up to larger batches).

Customization and Versatility

Configure with various blade designs for your application, including wall-scraper blades, helical/spiral blades, and many more. When vessel diameter versatility is required, the VIM can be designed sans low-speed blade. The tub holder is easily adjustable to fit any size tank or vessel. Contact Schold experts for options!

Robust Design

The VIM Immersion Mill is built in-house with high-quality, durable materials to meet your requirements and precision-machined and balanced for safe operation.

Controls and Automation

Whether you prefer manual controls or automated controls with programmed recipes, Schold has a control system for you. From push buttons to touch-screen HMI screens, we have the solution.

VIM Immersion Mill Specifications

immersion mill specs

VIM .25 (LMX Bench-top)

  • Media Volume: 0.25L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 1 gallon (4 liters)
  • Power: 2HP (1.5 kW)

VIM 1 (LMX Bench-top)

  • Media Volume: 1L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 10 gallons (38 liters)
  • Power: 5HP (4 kW)

VIM 2.5

  • Media Volume: 2.5L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 50 gallons (190 liters)
  • Power: 20HP (15 kW)

VIM 5

  • Media Volume: 5L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 100 gallons (378 liters)
  • Power: 30HP (22 kW)

VIM 10

  • Media Volume: 10L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 200 gallons (757 liters)
  • Power: 40-50HP (30-37 kW)

VIM 20

  • Media Volume: 20L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 400 gallons (1515 liters)
  • Power: 60-100HP (45-75 kW)

VIM 30

  • Media Volume: 30L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 600 gallons (2270 liters)
  • Power: 75-100HP (55-75 kW)

VIM 40

  • Media Volume: 40L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 700 gallons (2650 liters)
  • Power: 100-125HP (75-93 kW)

VIM 60

  • Media Volume: 60L
  • Batch Capacity: Up to 1000 gallons (3785 liters)
  • Power: 150HP (112 kW)

Rotating VIM 30 Testing (Video)

This rotating VIM 30 Immersion Mill video shows quality assurance testing in final stages of the manufacturing. This unit is equipped with a large monitor on the front for tracking data/analytics during processing. All equipment can be customized to align with your vision and production goals.

Immersion Mill Testing

Rotating VIM 30 Testing (Video)

This rotating VIM 30 Immersion Mill video shows quality assurance testing in final stages of the manufacturing. This unit is equipped with a large monitor on the front for tracking data/analytics during processing. All equipment can be customized to align with your vision and production goals.

Immersion Mill Testing