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.

 

Make sure you have a proactive maintenance plan

Condition monitoring should be an essential part of maintenance plans for vehicles and machine tools with rotating parts. It can offer a wide range of benefits, helping to reduce downtime and minimise the cost of repairs. Each plan should be bespoke to suit the vehicle or piece of machinery in question, the frequency it is used and the specific applications.

You can use condition monitoring to keep an eye on valuable assets and reduce the wear and tear they experience. It can help you to spot signs of vibrations and imbalance early, so you can take corrective action before the problem worsens. This can be useful in many cases including when it comes to damage to bearings. Frequent checks can spot problems that can be resolved easily such as a lack of lubrication. If there was no regular monitoring, you may miss the issue and eventually cause the bearing to fail.

Proactive maintenance such as condition monitoring is better than waiting for problems to arise and then reacting to them once they have taken hold, both in terms of efficiency and the costs. It also offers safety benefits because well maintained and serviced vehicles and machinery are less likely to experience critical failures.

If you are planning on introducing a maintenance plan that includes monitoring, it is important to be aware of the different equipment that can be used to do it. There are a range of options to choose from so you can make a selection that best suits your needs. Developments in tablet technology and software have made them a useful tool for this purpose. They are flexible, can handle an array of tasks and also offer cost benefits in many cases.

At Vibration Free we can offer monitoring services and dynamic balancing for clients in a range of industries, from manufacturing to motorsport. We know how important it is to be proactive with maintenance and ensure equipment and vehicles are monitored properly. We can offer flexible services for clients who want an experienced professional to handle the task for them. If you would like further advice we are well placed to offer it.