What is balancing?

Balancing is a process whereby the distribution of mass on a rotor is tested and corrected if necessary. The purpose is to ensure that residual unbalance or vibration in the rotation frequency in the bearing journal or any bearing reaction remain within defined limits at operating speed.

How is the balancing process carried out?

The measuring devices and balancing machines available today can cut unbalances to very low levels. This is achieved by adding material to or removing material from the part being balanced.

Why is balancing necessary?

Vibration can cause parts to become loose and break away. Housing and supporting structures are subjected to greater wear and tear. This can significantly impair the operating safety of machines and constructions, putting people and equipment at risk.

A rotor can be unbalanced due to non-homogenous materials or as a result of its design, manufacture or assembly.
Each rotor, even those manufactured in a serial process, exhibits an individual pattern of unbalance along its length.

Just some of the benefits to be had from balancing:

  • troublesome vibration and noise are eliminated;
  • equipment is safer to operate;
  • tools and tool-cutting equipment last longer;
  • it is easier to stay within processing tolerances;
  • better surface finishes;
  • the spindle bearing last longer, reducing maintenance costs;
  • more costs are saved as processing cycles and manufacturing are completed more quickly.

Clearly, there are many convincing arguments in favour of balancing. Let us take care of all your balancing needs - with our modern multipurpose balancing machines and many years of experience, we are sure to find the solution to any unbalance problems you might have.