Jan 07, 2015· Raw mills usually operate at 72-74% critical speed and cement mills at 74-76%. 3.2 Calculation of the Critical Mill Speed: G: weight of a grinding ball in kg. w: Angular velocity of the mill tube in radial/second. w = 2*3.14*(n/60) Di: inside mill diameter in meter (effective mill diameter). n: Revolution per minute in rpm.