Basic Machinery Balancing Training Course

One of the primary causes of vibration in machinery is due to imbalance of rotors. If you work with rotating machinery, eventually you will encounter and out of balance condition. This seminar will cover basic balancing terminology and a practical guide to solving single and dual plane balancing of rigid rotors and some of the challenges and pitfalls one can encounter during the process of balancing. The Machinery Balance course is only recommended for those people who have taken the Basic Machinery Vibration course or for those who have had at least 1 year of field experience in vibration analysis. This is a hands on course where the students will be balancing machinery demonstrators in class. Both single and two plane balance techniques will be taught. The premise of the course is to provide the students with the knowledge to understand vibration of rotating machinery and how to correct many of the problems they will find. No preference will be given to any specific type of vibration analysis hardware. We want to insure that the students are aware of what equipment is available to measure and correct vibration and to help them pick the best system to suit their individual needs and the needs of their company.

Course Outline

- be able to recognize the symptoms of imbalanced rotating machinery
- recognize what causes imbalance in rotors
- ascertain what types of machinery could be balance in-situ (ie. in place) and what types of machinery are better suited for balance correction in a shop balancing machine
- understand the difference between rigid and flexible rotors
- determine whether a rotor should be balanced in one plane or more than one plane
- obtain information on current balance standards (ISO & ANSI), balance quality grades, and what balance grades are typically assigned to specific machine types
- review acceptable vibration levels of various types of rotating machinery
- cover the preliminary checks that should be made prior to attempting a balance correction on a machinery rotor
- understand how to measure runout on machinery rotors
- recognize different kinds of faults that cause excessive runout conditions and understand when the problem is severe enough to warrant correction
- be able to select appropriate equipment to measure and correct imbalance in machinery rotors
- be given a quick review of the three types of vibration sensors and which ones should be used for balancing purposes
- cover the different types of timing measurement devices and how they relate to the balance process
- possess a step-by-step procedure to guide them through a single plane balancing process for rigid rotors
- possess a step-by-step procedure to guide them through a dual plane balancing process for rigid rotors

Course Pricing
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
1 day Basic Machinery Balancing Training Course - $3995.00 USD

International Pricing
(outside of North America)
1 day Basic Machinery Balancing Training Course - $5295.00 US

We will train up to 10 people in the course. None of the above prices include travel and living expenses.