Electric motor balancing is critical for extending the life of electric motors used in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. An unbalanced motor runs the risk of damaging or even destroying the motor shaft and bearings, causing added system expense and downtime that can affect your operations and/or production.
Electric motor balancing at HI-TEK Balancing is performed by mounting the entire motor on a balancing fixture. The motor shaft is rotated by an external motor to ensure that the only contributions to the vibration data is the dynamic unbalance of the motor, and not it’s operating noise. The electric motor balancing fixture is equipped with accelerometers that sense the vibration of the spinning motor. The ability to balance electric motors directly allows us to connect the motors to the rotating components that the electric motor user operates to measure the unbalance of the whole unit, motor, and component.
This electric motor balancing process enables us to ensure that electric motor operators need to rebalance either component when the unit is returned to its application. Electric motors themselves often do not need electric motor balancing. In many cases, by connecting the component to the motor and measuring the unbalance of the entire unit with the fixture attached to the motor, we are able to more quickly diagnose and correct the rotating component attached to the motor. By performing electric motor balancing accurately and reliably for our customers, they are able to run their electric motors for years rather than months because we remove the unbalance that causes their assemblies to wear faster than they would normally.
If you have an electric motor that’s running roughly and at less than optimal performance, chances are good it might need to be rebalanced. The electric motor balancing experts here at HI-TEK Balancing can quickly and accurately diagnose your problem and perform electric motor balancing to get your electric motor back up and running at peak performance.