Grinding/DispersingAPEX LABO / LABO


The Apex LABO is a small capacity bead mill that can easily perform grinding and dispersion experiments.

Batch type tabletop compact bead mill.


A batch bead mill for processing samples with batch size of 50-100cc. Variety of bead sizes, φ15μm to 1mm, are available for this model. This tabletop machine is designed for easy-to-use in the laboratory. This model is suitable for development on new products and research on processing methods of bead mills in the laboratory. This model is also valid for production of sample products and small lot products. Test results of this batch mill can be scaled up to that of production scale mills of the Apex Mill series. A triplet type that handles three vessels at the same time is also lined up.


1. Easy-to-use design for research in the laboratory!
A portable desktop bead mill with a 100-110V AC motor. Three sizes of vessels, inner volumes 50, 100 and 150cc, are available, for fitting various research purposes. It is ideal for most of the laboratory work. This is a valid model for trials of manufacturing new products, research on new processing conditions, and tests of dispersants. A 3-piece split type is lined up, for responding requests of laboratory scientists to conduct tests with evaporative organic solvents in a draft chamber.
2. Suitable for small lot production!
This model is also suitable for micro lot production of slurry with expensive raw materials because of its small inner volume. Bead diameter and rotation speed have large freedom, so a single unit handles various processing conditions. It well fits a first stage sample production. In addition, it is easy to set up scaleup processing conditions to the Apex Mill series for mass production.

Comparison of specifications, Apex LABO and UAM015(laboratory use mill)

Appearance APEX LABO UAM-015
Type Batch-type Bead Mill Continuous circulation Bead Mill
Sample filling volume Standard: 100 ml
Option: 50 ml,150 ml
Rotational speed of Rotor 1.5〜12 m/s 8〜12m/s
Motor power 0.75kW 2.2kW
Power source AC100V AC200/220V
Size (approx.) 460(L)×370(W)×654(H)mm 614(L)×566(W)×932(H)mm
Weight 69kg 100kg

Lineup of Apex Mill Series

Products Summary Applicable beads size
Apex Mill Bead mill for grinding
 Vertical type bead mill for grinding particles of micron to submicron.
Ultra Apex Mill World`s first microbead mill
 Standard model of microbead mills for nano-grinding and nano-dispersion using microbeads, min. dia. 0.015mm
Dual Apex Mill Biaxial microbead mill
 This microbead mill is sued for nano-dispersion especially with low crystal damage.
Wide Separator Apex Mill Bead mill capable for high flow rate and with highly viscous slurry
 Microbead mill capable for dispersion nanoparticles at a high flow rate and/or with high viscosity.
Ultra Apex Mill Advance Ultimate low damage nano disperser
 Microbead mill providing a proper condition for nano dispersion with super low crystal damage.