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.

While these regulations have been broadly welcomed and helped many employees to enjoy a better working environment, the challenge remains of making sure industrial machinery and equipment can operate with as little noise as possible. In many cases, replacing every piece of equipment may not be financially viable or an efficient solution. A more economically beneficial approach is to use our dynamic balancing and noise reduction services to make sure your existing equipment is compliant with noise regulations.

In many cases, companies have had the same operational machinery for many years, wear and tear may have caused imbalances that result in increased vibration and noise. We excel at reducing noise levels, which doesn’t only make for a more comfortable workplace but can also improve the efficiency and reliability of the machinery. Equipment failures cause costly downtime. Our condition based maintenance services enable us to evaluate machinery condition in the location where it is being used, so we can provide our customers with a cost effective planned maintenance practice.

Ultimately, while industrial engineering machinery cannot always run completely silently, there are ways to manage and limit the level of noise generated. Our expert services are focused on ensuring that all plant is balanced aligned correctly and in good mechanical & electrical condition in order to operate in the way that it was designed to.