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.

 

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.

Typically, the best way to deal with torsional vibration in a crankshaft is to use a damper. These dissipate the energy as heat and reduce the vibrations, but they can be heavy and may take up a lot of space. This is something to be avoided in racing vehicles where weight savings are so important for optimal performance. Additionally, some of the products degrade over time, resulting in higher levels of wear on components.

The Sterling Rattler is a fantastic alternative to traditional dampers for crankshafts. This innovative and energy saving product absorbs the torsional vibration in one direction and then gives it back. The rollers in the device oppose the torsional vibrations and reduce the issues they cause. This makes the part far more effective and able to prolong the life of the crankshaft, and engine and save some power at the same time.

One great quality of the Rattler is that it is available in both Pulley and Flywheel variations, so it can be fitted at both ends of the crankshaft. This means it can be placed where space is available and where it will offer the best performance. The device can even be incorporated into a clutch.

At Vibration Free we are proud to design and manufacture the Sterling Rattler. We have extensive experience resolving vehicular vibrations and can provide solutions to protect components and improve performance. We provide products to suit various requirements, catering for different types of vehicles and engine configurations. When necessary, we can even design and manufacture bespoke Rattlers. We recommend all prospective clients contact us to discuss their needs. Rattlers need to be chosen depending on the type of engine and the amount of space that is available. We are always happy to guide you through the design process so you can receive the optimal solution for your particular issue.