Tips for Choosing the Right Dynamic Balancing Arbor

Dynamic balancing of rotating parts can be highly challenging when the component being balanced is part of an assembly and the shaft or spindle to which it mounts is not available for the balancing process. As a result, a specialized dynamic balancing arbor to simulate the in-situ mounting must be made to effectively clamp and hold the rotating part in place during the dynamic balancing process.

An additional challenge, however, is that custom dynamic balancing arbors often cost more than the components being balanced. While the tooling cost can be spread out over a number of components in large production lots, helping amortize the expense of the custom balancing arbor, the cost can be especially problematic for small numbers of components.

Here at HI-TEK Balancing, we are always looking for ways to reduce costs for our customers, especially when some level of customization is required for a particular job. Sometimes the balancing arbor needs to be durable and last for hundreds of cycles, which improves the return-on-investment (ROI) for developing the dynamic balancing arbor. However, there are also times when a unique arbor is only needed for just a few uses — or even just one use. In some cases, we can make a down-and-dirty single-use dynamic balancing arbor that works effectively for that specific part and project. Single-use dynamic balancing arbors may sometimes increase the time it takes to balance, but that is usually more than offset by the reduced up-front cost of the balancing arbor.

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3 Top Reasons for Balancing With Hi-Tek

Rotating machinery is everywhere. We are often asked, ”What do you balance?” Rotating machines are responsible for making daily life possible. From heavy manufacturing to high rise building air conditioning – Rotating machinery utilizes high speed moving parts. These high speed moving parts need balancing. Over time those parts may go out of balance and begin to vibrate,causing the machine to run less efficiently. Also if the vibration and imbalance are not properly addressed it can cause adverse conditions on structures and the human environment. Severe vibration causes noise and human fatigue. That’s why there are companies such as ours that can analyze vibration and provide dynamic balancing and mechanical repairs and solutions to eliminate it.

There are any number of balancing service providers out there, so picking the right one to balance your machinery can be tricky. Here are three top reasons why you should balance with HI-TEK:

  1. Vibration analysis and balancing is all we do.

Many companies and repair shops offer balancing as just one of many services. If balancing is not their primary business, you run the risk of getting just an okay balancing job that will eventually need to be rebalanced, costing more time and money. Just because a facility is certified doesn’t mean they’re especially skilled at balancing. From highly-precise micro and medical balancing to large rotator balancing – from prototype to production — dynamic balancing is our main business. Continue reading “3 Top Reasons for Balancing With Hi-Tek”