Fundamentals of Balancing

Fundamentals of Balancing is designed to give those less interested in theory and design the practical skills to increase balancing efficiency and streamline production. Hands-on exercises will be used extensively to improve the operators technique on both balancing machine and instrumentation.

After a brief overview of basic theory that includes the principles of machine operation, tolerance specifications and machine setup, students will be divided into small groups with those that have similar equipment and applications. Service technicians and engineers will then supervise a number of exercises on machines and instruments that closely resemble the students' 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.

*Since instruments and machines will be selected to closely represent the attendees' equipment, please specify balancer make, model and instrument with application.

Level I- Balancing Operator

Who should attend:
This course 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.