Grinding Mills Ball Mill Rod Mill Design Parts Common types of grinding mills include Ball Mills and Rod Mills. This includes all rotating mills with heavy grinding media loads. This article focuses on ball and rod mills excluding SAG and AG mills. Although their concepts are very similar, they are not discussed here. Photographs of a glass ended laboratory ball mill show action of ball ... Ball mills (wet) Ball mills, as described above, are also a machine of choice for milling solids in wet phase. The design applied here is mainly a ball mill with an agitator, the movement of the agitator making the beads move and impact or friction the particles to be milled.