We recently received a call from a customer who makes fiber optic strands. Fiber optic strands are glass tubes that are heated and stretched into long optic fibers that are later incorporated into a data transmission cable. They hired us to help find the cause of a vibration problem in the fan enclosure used in […]
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 […]
Vibration in most machinery is not a good thing. It creates unnecessary noise and wear and can eventually result in failure that can be costly in terms of both time and money. Machine balancing is therefore vital for ensuring smooth and efficient operation and to help prolong the life of the machine. Here at Hi-Tek […]
All rotating components create some amount of vibration. When vibration becomes severe it can be very destructive when not corrected. Irregularities or asymmetries created either during the manufacturing process or due to wear are often the cause of vibration. They create a mismatch between the rotating axis established by the supporting shaft and bearings, and […]
Whip balancing is an important part of maintenance for machines that have rotors. Resonant frequency is another name for whip. The resonant frequency is a measure of the speed, in cycles per minute, that a rotor will vibrate when forced off-balance. A good example of this concept is a diving board. Having a long diving […]
Vibration analysis is not exactly a service that just anyone can provide. Because of that fact, many people tend to ask us to explain what we do. Here are a few explanations for you! Vibration analysis is a vital service for all rotating equipment, as anything that rotates is bound to vibrate. As components like […]
- Balancing, Balancing machine, Information, Safety, Vibration Analysis
- March 12, 2012
- By Hi-Tek Balancing
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A balancing machine is a tool used for measuring the rotating parts of a machine; such as rotors for electric motors, pumps, fans, turbines, and more. The balancing machine itself determines whether the rotating machine parts are formed evenly or if they will wobble off balance.
Vibration analysis, with proper mechanical inspections, can make the difference between making the same ineffective repairs over and over again, or determining the precise nature of a problem and applying the proper solution once.