Bühler has launched a new bead mill, the Visconomic+. A new gap geometry, together with the pin arrangement, ensures maximum flow resistance. This combination avoids premature compacting of the grinding media and overheating of the product. Rotor and stator cooling also ensures optimum temperature control. The Visconomic+ was developed as a high-performance bead mill specifically for the processing of very viscous and temperature-sensitive products including energy-curing systems such as UV inks which polymerize at high temperatures where efficient cooling very important. Here, the cooling surface, maximized by the rotor and stator cooling and the efficient surface exchange result in a high system cooling capacity. As a result, product temperature during the grinding process can be regulated so that excessive increases are avoided. As the product is well cooled even with a higher power input, better dispersion quality can be achieved. Optimized grinding gap width and aggressive pin arrangement ensure high throughputs and optimum grinding results are achieved even with very viscous products. The grinding media are separated via a dynamic separating gap. Due to the constant shear in the gap, no particles can settle, increasing process reliability. The system is user-friendly, at an ideal working height for the operator and where all major components are easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance. A trolley simplifies the dismantling and cleaning of the stator. The bead mill can be integrated into the central plant control system and “Premium” control systems are IoT ready and enable the development and use of corresponding services. www.buhlergroup.com