The Drive Shaft shop is proud to now offer actual high speed balancing service. Over the years we have been faced with the question that almost every balancing machine available raises. “How fast is a shaft balanced at?” Most balancing machines are very efficient in doing the job that they are designed for, as long as they are calibrated and working properly. Instead of actual shaft speed, they rely on sensors that detect the “weight centerline” of the part being spun. This means that when the shaft is spinning, the machine is seeing how far out of center the weight is and then goes on to indicate what amount of weight is needed to bring it within a certain tolerance. But not every drive shaft application is the same, and depending on what the drive shaft is going to be used for, some will need to have a more detailed approach in balancing.
That being said, when the shaft is being spun at the actual speed that it will be running at, it presents more information to assimilate and therefore gives the ability to more accurately correct it. Another major advantage is that a high speed balancer will also be able to analyze parameters that the slow speed machine cannot, such as u-joint tolerance, tube flex, harmonic resonance, slip yoke instability and more. With this new machine we can spin a 17lb shaft to actual speeds of over 9000 RPM, whereas most drive shaft balancers only spin from 400-3000 RPM (most average about 1000 RPM). This machine was custom made for us and high speed balancing is offered as a separate service, only from The Drive Shaft Shop..
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