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Fundamentals of Balancing Manual - 3rd Edition

Fundamentals of Balancing Manual

The Fundamentals of Balancing manual was designed to give those less interested in theory and design the practical skills to increase balancing efficiency and streamline production. When used extensively this manual's information has the capabilities to improve operator(s) technique on both balancing machine and instrumentation.

This manual also provides a brief overview of basic theory that includes the principles of machine operation, tolerance specifications and machine setup. The booklet also provides service technicians and engineers with a number of exercises on machines and instruments that closely resemble their equipment.***

Other topics include:


The different types of unbalance (static, dynamic & couple).

ISO tolerances and terminology.

Industry standard tolerances vs. drawing tolerances.

Machine & rotor setup.

Instrumentation functions & operation.

Maximizing instrumentation features.

Selecting the best balancing speed.

How to avoid interference of measurements due to drive and roller harmonics.

Proper machine maintenance and troubleshooting.

Who should utilize this manual:
This manual is intended for newly appointed balancing machine operators (up to 2-3 years) and other personnel directly related to the balancing process. A mechanical aptitude with emphasis on rotating equipment and precision measurements (technician level) or machine shop experience is recommended.

*** This manual was written by Schenck for use with Schenck Machines and Instrumentation.  This manual may also be used for providing information and/or guidance with similar/like machines or instruments.

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