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  • 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 Read More
  • Long term benefits of vibration analysis - As our name indicates, the ultimate aim of our work is to ensure that machinery and cars can operate free from excessive vibration. Any form of vibration is a sign that equipment is not working as it was intended to, particularly if it is so strong that it generates a Read More
  • Consultancy and training for vibration free balancing - Balancing and tuning will be required at some stage for almost every kind of machinery. Even if the conditions and setting are considered optimal, the natural wear and tear from regular operation means it is vital to regularly maintain and service machinery in order to maintain the highest performance levels. Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • Reducing the vibration in vintage cars - Driveline vibration can occur in classic and vintage cars for a number of reasons as it can be caused by almost any system or component of the vehicle. Vibration is often easily dismissed, but it is important to have it checked as it may well indicate serious problems. Vibration in Read More
  • Porsche Clutch Rattler - When you have no space on the front of your crankshaft to fit a torsional vibration damper, you can fit a torsional vibration absorber on the rear of the crankshaft instead. Vibration Free design and manufacture a large range of torsional vibration absorbers known as “Sterling Rattlers”; they have been Read More
  • Tackling vibration problems in machine tools - Vibrations in cutting tools can cause excessive chatter if steps aren't taken to manage it effectively. The problem can have a big impact on the machining operation, reducing productivity and even affecting the quality of the components that are made. The noise generated by the vibrations can be damaging to Read More
  • Don’t neglect to maintain your machinery - Rotational parts can be found in a huge number of settings and are employed to fulfil many kinds of applications. They can be found in equipment for an array of different commercial and industrial processes, in household appliances and in practically every vehicle you can imagine. The biggest problem with Read More
  • Analysis to maintain rotating machinery - Rotating machinery will always vibrate to some extent, but as equipment gets older the internal components and bearings begin to suffer from the effects of wear and tear. This means they will inevitably begin to vibrate more dramatically. The aim of analysis is to detect mechanical fatigue and the potential Read More
  • Providing industrial fan balancing - Forced Draft (FD) fans are designed to produce positive pressure within a system by sucking air into it. They are most commonly used on industrial boilers to provide combustion air and help to boost the efficiency of the system. This kind of fan can help a smaller boiler produce much Read More
  • Optimising our work with our iPad vibration analyser - Though they may not seem important, vibrations can have a hugely detrimental effect on machinery over time, affecting the balance. This leads to troubles in operation, poor quality work and damage to the machinery itself. This can lead to expensive repairs or replacements being required and can put the machine Read More
  • Precision balancing for rotary machinery - High speed electric motors rotate at an amazing rate, with the fastest products on the market hitting an incredible 1 million RPM. They are used in all kinds of vehicles and machinery. Rotating parts have two major obstacles to overcome; controlling the centrifugal force and accounting for rotordynamic vibrations. Both Read More
  • Improving engine performance and efficiency - Properly balanced engines will function more efficiently than those that are not. Imbalances can occur for several reasons including mechanical, rotational, fluid and drag problems. It can be difficult to diagnose the issue and resolve it. A full range of diagnostics and analyses will usually be needed to gain a Read More
  • Essential balancing for efficient machinery - Dynamic balancing is essential for the resolution of alignment issues in machinery, and for removing vibrations that can reduce the lifespan of equipment. Balancing can be a complex process, but it is important if you want to maintain accuracy and performance levels. If you need your machinery and equipment balancing, Read More
  • Protect your fans with the right maintenance - Industrial fans come in all shapes and sizes, from large scale centrifugal ones to smaller blower models. Regardless of the size, it is important to keep them properly maintained to ensure they function efficiently. Doing so will also help to reduce the wear and keep downtime to a minimum so Read More
  • Improving the quality and operation of your machinery - Many industries that use heavy machinery are at risk of the equipment becoming damaged over time. Even if machines are kept in top condition, there is still the possibility of damage and wear coming from excessive vibrations. These vibrations can be just as damaging to your machinery as outright blunt Read More
  • Why dynamic balancing is important for rotating machinery - If your business uses rotating machinery as part of your operations, you need to be aware of vibration. Excessive vibrations can cause high levels of noise, as well as significantly reducing the life of the bearings and other components if the problem is left for too long. Therefore, it's important Read More
  • Treating different causes of vibrations - With any moving part in a machine, from rotors to steering wheels, there is always some level of vibration due to the movement and difficulty getting the balance perfect. As parts hit higher speeds the vibrations can worsen substantially and increase the wear on parts. In vehicles this is a Read More
  • Protecting your machinery from the long term effects of vibration - The machinery used in all areas of industry needs to be maintained. When machinery is used regularly, it inevitably becomes vulnerable to wear and tear, and it is imperative that it is kept in peak condition to ensure safe and optimal performance. When vibration in your machinery becomes excessive, it Read More
  • Balancing to improve accuracy - When manufacturing in bulk, accuracy is very important because even a small inconsistency can cause big problems. Machines all need to be set properly and must be functioning accurately to ensure each product is made to the right dimensions. As part of this, each piece of rotary equipment needs to Read More
  • Improving safety in motor racing - Motor racing is undoubtedly a thrilling sport. It requires an immense amount of skill from drivers and teams of engineers to ensure the vehicles offer optimum performance. When vehicular issues occur, it can have substantial effects on the outcome of a race and also present potential danger to the drivers. Read More
  • Getting the right balance for rotors - Rotors are used in a wide number of different devices, including industrial machinery and vehicles. They are designed to be properly balanced and revolve around a perfect mass centre axis, but this can be difficult to achieve. There are several reasons why this is so including the number and location Read More
  • Misalignment causes higher levels of wear - Dynamic balancing is used to resolve alignment issues in machinery and get rid of excessive vibrations that will reduce the lifespan of the equipment. The process can be complex depending on the context, but it is important to balance machines if you want to maintain accuracy and keep wear within Read More
  • Vehicle balancing is important for safety and performance - Moving mechanical parts naturally vibrate slightly as a result of the motion. Over time the vibrations will cause wear, and you'll be faced with needing to replace components. If parts become misaligned the vibrating can get much worse and cause excessive noise, heat and wear. This means you'll be faced Read More
  • Motorsports and wheel alignment - There is no room for error when it comes to motorsports vehicles. One small issue with a vehicle could be the difference between winning and losing. Because of this, it is important to keep the vehicles in their best shape, not only so they continue performing at their best but Read More
  • Reducing damage to your machinery - Every single item of machinery that is used on a regular basis will at some point incur performance problems due to wear and tear. The vibration that affects machinery is unavoidable and if we could permanently eradicate its presence we would. This is of course impossible, but we can do Read More
  • What is the purpose of vibration analysis? - Vibration analysis is used to detect the early signs of machine failure, allowing the equipment to be repaired and maintained before a more expensive failure occurs further down the line. All equipment that rotates will vibrate to some degree. As time goes on, components and bearings can wear down due Read More
  • Speciality balancing services to all industrial sectors - Your machinery needs to be in peak condition in order to perform well. All machinery that is frequently used is subject to wear and tear. Moving parts in particular can become misaligned and when this happens you run the risk of insufficient performance and damaged equipment. In order to avoid Read More
  • Providing solutions for all vibration issues - When vibration is present in machinery and vehicles, it wastes energy and creates undesirable noise. Vibration and sound are related, so the attempt to reduce noise often results in difficulty reducing vibration. Excessive vibrations can over time cause damage to machinery which inevitably leads to expensive repairs and replacements. Unresolved Read More
  • Dynamic balancing improves the efficiency of mechanical equipment - All mechanical items with moving parts, from vehicles to lathes, are prone to wear and damage when they are used frequently. Keeping them balanced is the best way to minimise these effects and to help ensure you get the most accurate results in your work. The last thing you want Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • Offering specialised dynamic balancing and vibration analysis - Within any industry, there is a huge responsibility to maintain machinery that is in constant use. Over time, excessive vibration can have hugely detrimental effects on your machinery and vehicles. This results in the balancing and efficiency of the machinery suffering, and when problems arise it typically leads to the Read More
  • Why do I need dynamic balancing? - Balancing is the process of eliminating or correcting the effects of inertia forces acting on the components of a machine, avoiding any vibrations that may be a result of any couples. Vibrations can take away the majority of a machine's efficiency and, over time, this can lead to a lot Read More
  • Vibration Free delivers perfect performance - If you own a vehicle, you will no doubt be aware of how important balance is. Ensuring equipment and vehicles are balanced is a key and integral part of ensuring that it works correctly and as intended. At Vibration Free we can help to provide all the help that you Read More