Poor finish, ovality, chatter and reduced tool life can all be consequences of excessive imbalance on the tool, tool holder, spindle or drive motor. Excessive noise and vibration can usually be attributed to imbalance,but could be indicative of looseness, bad drive belts, misalignment, electrical faults and quite commonly resonance.
All the above are easily sourced through vibration analysis. Allowing rectification to be carried out, and quality returned. Bearings very rarely fail on their own accord. Normally poor lubrication or overloading is the cause for premature failure.
Typical Applications are:
- Balancing of: cutting tools, tool holder, spindle, chuck, fixture, drive motor, draw bar, hydraulic chuck
- Analysing structure or fixture resonance, soft foot, looseness, belt drive problems, encoder faults
- Associated vibration from nearby machines or structures, airborne vibration sources (noises)
- Experience with cutting speeds up to 30,000 RPM
- Achieving displacement levels down to 0.3 microns
- Consultancy support for assistance in designing and troubleshooting specifications