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.

 

Oppose rather than absorb

The power strokes of an engine put a pulsing pressure on the crankshaft. Each stroke exerts a torsion force, which causing deflections in the crankshaft webs with an equal rebound. This can result in fatigue and cracking, ultimately leading to a failure and an expensive repair. To solve the problem manufacturers generally fit a harmonic damper. The damper dissipates the energy of the vibration and helps to protect the crankshaft.

There are two potential problems with harmonic dampers. The first is the fact that they are heavy and they can take up a lot of space, which is a disadvantage when a vehicle needs to be lightweight and there is limited space available.

The second problem is the fact that each harmonic damper needs to be tuned to the specific engine and drivetrain used in the vehicle. In order to decide which part to use, a complex mathematical calculation is required. If any part is changed, whether it is the whole engine, the clutch or a flywheel, the damper will also need changing. This can be time consuming and increases the cost.

The Sterling Rattler was designed to offer a better solution. The component opposes the torsional forces rather than absorbing them. This means you can choose a model for the specific engine and change other components more freely without needing to replace it as well. This offers major benefits, and as an added bonus it can be attached to either end of the crankshaft to suit spatial availability.

This outstanding product and can be used on a wide array of vehicles, and it can be constructed from super light alloys for race cars when weight savings are required. The Rattler has an excellent pedigree and track record of success, and is fast becoming a must have for discerning vehicle owners.