Ball MillsBall Mills What Are These Machines and How Do They Work? Short flash video at bottom of page showing batch ball mill grinding in lab. May have to click on browser "Allow Active X blocked content" to play. A Ball Mill grinds material by rotating a cylinder with steel grinding balls, causing the balls to fall back into the.how ball mills work,How ball mill works?Oct 10, 2016 . The drum of the ball mill (Pic. 1) is a hollow cylinder of steel, lined inside with armor lining plates which protect it from impact and friction effects of the balls and the grinding material. The shape of drum liners has a significant impact on mill's work. Drum Liners of ball mills operated on a large source material.