What is a Balancing Machine?

A balancing machine is a measuring tool used for balancing rotating machine parts such as rotors for electric motorsfansturbinesdisc brakesdisc drivespropellersand pumps. The machine usually consists of two rigid pedestals, with suspension and bearings on top supporting a mounting platform. The unit under test is bolted to the platform and is rotated either with a belt-, air-, or end-drive. As the part is rotated, the vibration in the suspension is detected with sensors and that information is used to determine the amount of unbalance in the part. Along with phase information, the machine can determine how much and where to add or remove weights to balance the part.