Ball Mill: Operating principles, components, Uses, Advantages andJan 11, 2016 . how a ball mill works. Several types of ball mill exist. They differ to an extent in their operating principle. They also differ in their maximum capacity of the milling vessel, ranging from 0.010 litres for planetary ball mill, mixer mill or vibration ball mill to several 100 litres for horizontal rolling ball mills.disadvantage of horizontal ball mill,Ball Mill by Saraswathi.B - PharmainfoA ball mill consists of a horizontally rotating hollow cylindrical vessel or shell with the length slightly greater than its diameter which is mounted on a metallic frame in such a way, that it can be rotated on its longitudinal axis. The axis of the shell or vessel may be either horizontal or at a small angle to the horizontal.