Machine Tools

Poor finish, ovality, chatter and reduced tool life can all be consequences of excessive imbalance on the tool, tool holder, spindle or drive motor.

Condition Based Maintenance

An important part of modern maintenance strategy must include, where appropriate, the effective use of condition monitoring. The choice of monitoring equipment and its operating costs can be staggering.

High Speed Electric Motors

Balancing electric motors is essential, balancing high speed electric motors needs further focus on assembly tolerances and often proof balancing of the built up housing assembly. Vibration Free proof balance to 18,000 RPM

Vibration Free is based in Oxfordshire and is easily accessible to the M40 (near junction 10) and the M1. Our workshop facility has various balancing machines that handle rotors up to 3000kg, a small machine shop and training room. Two car ramps are available for in-situ vehicle analysis.

Dynamic Table Engine Balancing

Vibration in an engine regardless of its source, is detrimental to power, performance and longevity. Vibration is wasted energy and it can be greatly reduced by balancing all the rotating and reciprocating parts to finer tolerances than traditionally found in common practice.

Large FD Fan Balancing

Vibration Free support many aspects through the design and build process. Assisting companies to reduce build costs and maximise product quality and performance.

Marine Engine and Gearbox Vibration Analysis

Vibration Free often work on site to resolve vibration issues across all industrial sectors

Shredding Machine

As components wear and cutters, blades, hammers are renewed often trim balancing is required. As with hedge cutters, toppers, shredder rotors and decanters.

 

Ensuring you comply with workplace noise regulations

Noise levels in the workplace have come under closer scrutiny and tighter regulations in recent years. In many industries, employees were once expected to just put up with loud working environments, but this is thankfully not the case any more. Noise levels should be calculated as likely to damage the hearing of workers or those in close proximity to the premises, your company may be breaking UK and EU regulations, which means you have an increased likelihood of facing legal action and may be liable for punitive damages.

An innovative solution for crankshaft vibrations

Torsional vibrations in crankshafts can cause problems in any vehicle. In family cars, the vibration can be felt in the seats and may also create noise, resulting in discomfort. The issue can be even more problematic in sports and race cars because of the powerful engine strokes and high speeds they can reach. Too much vibration can result in wear and tear on the crankshaft, bearings and engine block, as well as decreased engine performance.

Consultancy and training for vibration free balancing

Balancing and tuning will be required at some stage for almost every kind of machinery. Even if the conditions and setting are considered optimal, the natural wear and tear from regular operation means it is vital to regularly maintain and service machinery in order to maintain the highest performance levels. While we are happy to deliver this much needed servicing work for your equipment, we are also available to provide help and training at the first phase of machinery design and building.

Make sure you have a proactive maintenance plan

Condition monitoring should be an essential part of maintenance plans for vehicles and machine tools with rotating parts. It can offer a wide range of benefits, helping to reduce downtime and minimise the cost of repairs. Each plan should be bespoke to suit the vehicle or piece of machinery in question, the frequency it is used and the specific applications.