Expert Micro Balancing Services in Lowell, Massachusetts
Hi-Tek Balancing offers micro balancing for small rotors under 1 pound in weight in Lowell, Massachusetts exceeding ISO 1940-1 specifications where precision machined tooling and balancing arbors are required on shaft sizes under 1/4 inch in diameter. Small diameter shafts and bore fits can be expensive and difficult to machine where only a few tenths of a thousandth of an inch variable in the mounting bore can make the arbor fit go from loose to a very tight press fit. Micro balancing can mean two things; it can refer to very tight tolerance balancing of rotating parts or it can refer to the component size. Micro balancing is a process in which rotating parts are mounted or rested on a force-measuring fixture in a dynamic balancing machine and spun to speeds high enough to measure the unbalance forces. Micro balancing requires the skills of a highly experienced dynamic balancing technician and the ability to measure and understand tenths of thousandths of an inch and sometimes even millionths of an inch. At HI-TEK Balancing, we’ve successfully utilized micro balancing to process rotating parts as small as a pencil eraser weighing only a few grams.