The percent of critical speed is the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of the actual mill speed and the Theoretical Critical Speed of that mill. The critical speed of a rotating mill is the RPM at which a grinding medium will begin to "centrifuge", namely will start rotating with the mill and therefore cease to carry out useful work. Ball ...

Mill Critical Speed Determination. The "Critical Speed" for a grinding mill is defined as the rotational speed where centrifugal forces equal gravitational forces at the mill shell's inside surface. This is the rotational speed where balls will not fall away from the mill's shell.