Burke Porter Group Industrial Balancing

Industrial Balancing

The Burke Porter Group, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced technological testing solutions. We have decades of experience producing advanced machinery for automotive testing. In 2015, we aligned with Universal Balancing and CIMAT, both known for high-quality products and superb customer service, to intensify our focus on powertrain testing and balancing machines.

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Universal Balancing

Universal Balancing is one of our trusted partners for high-speed balancing. Based in Bristol, U.K., Universal Balancing manufactures static and dynamic balancing machines for automotive, aerospace, and other applications.

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CIMAT Balancing

CIMAT, headquartered in Bydgoszcz, Poland, manufactures high-tech balancing machines and special balancers for mechanical, control system, manufacturing, and electrical and mechanical assembly. 

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What is Balancing?
What is Balancing?
What is Balancing?

Balancing is the process of designing or modifying machinery so that unbalance is reduced to an acceptable level, or if possible, eliminated entirely. Rotating or reciprocating parts should be completely balanced, or stress on various parts and dangerous vibrations will become apparent.

Balancing Machines

Balancing Machines

To identify the position and amount of unbalance, balancing machines are used by a manufacturer to correct any unbalance that exists. These machines are so sensitive that they can easily and accurately identify any mass axis 0.001mm off the running axis.

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Types of Unbalance

There are three types of unbalance:

Static Unbalance

Static unbalance – is where the mass axis is displaced only parallel to the shaft axis. The unbalance is corrected only in one axial plane.

Couple unbalance

Couple unbalance – is where the mass axis intersects the running axis. For example: a disk that has swash run-out with no static unbalance. The unbalance is usually corrected in two planes.

Dynamic unbalance

Dynamic unbalance – is where the mass axis is not coincidental with the rotational axis. This unbalance is usually a combination of static and couple unbalance and is corrected in two planes.

Methods of Correcting Unbalance

Methods of Correcting Unbalance

Removal of material by drilling, milling etc from the heavy position on the component is used to correct the unbalance. Alternatively it can be corrected by adding material to the “light” position on the component by bolting or welding balance weights to reduce unbalance.

Balancing Limits

Balancing Limits

There are balance limits, just like machining limits, where the unbalance is acceptable. International and national standards are quoted for rotors, for example: car wheels are balanced to a limit of grade 40 and small electrical armatures are balanced to grade 2.5. The grades are converted to unbalance units, depending on the rotational speed of the rotor as per ISO 1940 standards.

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