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.

 

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Eliminate unwanted Vibration & Noise

Vibration is a waste of energy, it will affect Performance, reliability & Cost

Vibration Free can work with you to solve vibration issues in many different fields; CNC Machine Tools, Farming, Maintenance, Manufacturing & design, Marine Engineering, Motorsport (Inc F1, NASCAR Indycar) Oil & Gas, Waste Management.

We analyse vibrations and dynamically balance any reciprocating and rotating parts including; Turbines, impellers, fans, pumps, spindles, prop-shafts, drive-shafts, engines, engine components and engine short block assemblies.

"Steve’s vast knowledge and experience has been impressive. This knowledge combined with his ability to articulate the core concepts in a clear, concise and understandable manner to staff at all levels has been highly valuable. The transfer of his knowledge and understanding to our staff has accelerated our learning and will allow us to improve our motors considerably in the future. We would highly recommend him to any company interested in reducing or investigating vibration levels."    Fiona Blythe SEM

Call us today to discuss your requirements! 

Motorsport

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Does your cherished car suffer with vibration? Racing, Classic, Vintage, Historic or Modern road car. Vibration free can analyse the vibrations and diagnose the cause. We balance all the reciprocating and rotating parts on a car, engine and drivetrain. We can analyse the engine vibration and often where space & access allows we can balance your engine in-situ, saving a fortune in engine rebuilding. Case Study

Engine Dampers and The Sterling Rattler Torsional Vibration Absorber

For high performance cars where engines can suffer from crankshaft torsional vibration and subsequently suffer cracked & broken Cranks and Block, we provide a solution with the Sterling Rattler Torsional Vibration Absorber

Fit the Sterling Rattler to eliminate torsional vibrations once and for all and get additional benefits such as less engine wear, higher performance and better fuel economy.

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 “Good balancing has made all the difference to the reliability and longevity of my Meadows engined Frazer Nash"  Charles Gillett  

 

Porsche Clutch Rattler

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When you have no space on the front of your crankshaft to fit a torsional vibration damper, you can fit a torsional vibration absorber on the rear of the crankshaft instead.

Vibration Free design and manufacture a large range of torsional vibration absorbers known as “Sterling Rattlers”; they have been very successful in solving issues where other options have failed and currently take the form of front mounted pulley style dampers or rear mounted flywheel dampers.

Now there is a new addition to the mix for Porsche boxer engines; a “Sterling Rattler” incorporated within the clutch pressure plate. This unique design overcame the lack of space available on the Porsche layout and subtly houses the Rattler within the specially made billet alloy clutch housing.

The Sterling Rattler

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The Sterling Rattler

Following on from the success of the TCI Rattler Vibration Free now manufacture in the UK  the Sterling Rattler for use on European derived car engines

No more broken cranks!

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Add  Power, Reliability & Reduce Stress

Add a Sterling Rattler Torsional Vibration absorber to your crank

A high performance vibration absorber means lower vibrations, less crankshaft twist and increased power.

An alternative to crankshaft dampers that only dissipate vibration as heat

 

We have Sterling Rattlers available for the following engines:

Aston Martin 6 Cy, DB4/5/6, AC Nash 6cyl, Bentley, BMW, BRM 6cy Cov Climax, Daimler,  Ford Cosworth, Ford Essex,Ford Model A, Healey, Jaguar, Mini, MGB, Subaru, Rolls Royce, Rover V8,  TR4, TR6, ,and many more

STERLING Rattler fitted on a Jaguar V8 crank

STERLING Rattler fitted on a Jaguar V8 crank

 

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  The Sterling Rattler Flywheel

Incorporating the rolling-puck technology into the flywheel,  The Sterling Rattler Flywheels are also available for many engines including; AC 6cyl, Rover Maserati 8cyl, V8,Nissan V6 370Z, Ford Model A  and many more… all manufactured in the UK

Sterling Rattler Flywheel incorporating rolling-puck technology

Sterling Rattler Flywheel incorporating rolling-puck technology