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.

 

A full analysis should be done before dynamic balancing

Vibrations in machinery and vehicles are common but need to be managed carefully to ensure they don’t cause issues. If left untreated materials will be worn away, accuracy will be affected and there is also a big impact on safety. Worn out, unbalanced equipment is increasingly likely to fail and becomes a more and more serious hazard the longer it is used without being fixed. Additionally the misalignment can cause a great deal more noise and leave people working in a much more unpleasant environment.

Vibration is inherent and cannot be removed completely from mechanical devices. Best practice measures instead seek to maximise the balancing and alignment to ensure everything is as ordered as it can be. Machines and vehicles are balanced by ensuring the weight distribution is correct, removing any additional things that cause deviation from the true axis. This ensures accuracy and resolves many of the issues caused by misalignment.

Before working on machinery you should conduct a full analysis to determine the cause of the issues. The alignment problems might be caused by something simple to fix like a worn bearing. In these cases fixing the issue is much easier. If the problem is as a result of poor weight distribution you may have to conduct full dynamic balancing to find a solution. The analysis needs to be conducted carefully because the information you gather will determine your course of action.

To get the best results it is essential that you consult a professional vibration analysis and dynamic balancing specialist. We are the largest practitioner in the UK and a leader in the global market. Our expertise is renowned and has seen us work with industrial clients and several motorsports companies. Every analysis we conduct is organised and professionally executed to guarantee accuracy. Once completed, we find the right option to determine you will get the most use out of your equipment.

As well as the analysis and balancing, we also advise clients about how best to manage and maintain their machinery and vehicles to minimise the recurrence of harmful vibrations. When managed properly you’ll get longer life cycles out of your capital and enjoy less downtime. Good management and routine maintenance also helps to keep employees safe because it keeps the chance of a dangerous fault occurring very low. With Vibration Free you can be sure your equipment is accurately balanced and will function as intended.