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Multiplane Balancing – Zero Imbalance or Specified Imbalance

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In the DATS Multiplane Balancing Software, there are two options, optimise for ‘Zero imbalance’ or optimise for ‘Specified imbalance’, but what is the objective of these two options?

Multiplane balancing to a “Zero Imbalance”

This as the name suggests will reduce the imbalance in the shaft to the least amount possible.

It is very difficult to balance multiple planes to zero imbalance as there is always a trade off from one plane to the another. However, the Prosig Multiplane Balancing software will find the best solution to reduce the imbalance on all planes to the lowest level possible.

This would be the idea solution.

Multiplane balancing to a “Specified Imbalance”

In a production environment however the ideal solution is not always desired. For example, some compromise could be made if a small imbalance did not adversely effect the shaft and the machine, but decreased the cost of manufacture dramatically.

But how would a development engineer know where the line between zero imbalance and an acceptable imbalance lay?

The only way to truly know would be to test certain shafts at varying levels of imbalance. At this point the Prosig Multiplane Balancing software offers a solution unlike any other. It has the facility to specify an imbalance level and have the software balance to that rather than zero.

The perfect development tool and the perfect production tool!

Follow the link below to find out more about the Multiplane Balancing software…

DATS Multiplane Balance | Prosig

DATS Multiplane Balance | Prosighttp://prosig.com/portfolio/dats-multiplane-balance/Multiplane Balancing analyzes the baseline vibrations and then the vibrations from adding a trial mass (inertia) at each balance plane in turn. The software guides the user throughout the entire pr…

Or to see the software in action…

Prosig-044: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 1) - YouTube

Prosig-044: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 1) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtfKx6P0qNUThis is the first in a series of tutorials by Justin Foster (Prosig) on how to use the DATS Multiplane Balancing software. Here we cover setting up our initi…
Prosig-045: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 2) - YouTube

Prosig-045: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 2) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iAfvjMWE6UThis is the second in a series of tutorials by Justin Foster (Prosig) on how to use the DATS Multiplane Balancing software. Here we cover the pre-balance che…
Prosig-046: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 3) - YouTube

Prosig-046: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 3) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Dcd3k2r2IThis is the third in a series of tutorials by Justin Foster (Prosig) on how to use the DATS Multiplane Balancing software. Here we look at a trial balance ca…
Prosig-047: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 4) - YouTube

Prosig-047: DATS Multiplane Balancing Tutorial (Part 4) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGWQELrZn_oThis is the last in a series of tutorials by Justin Foster (Prosig) on how to use the DATS Multiplane Balancing software. Here we see the results and discuss…
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James Wren

Former Application Engineer & Sales Manager at Prosig
James Wren was Sales & Marketing Manager for Prosig Ltd until 2019. James graduated from Portsmouth University in 2001, with a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a registered Eur Ing. He has been involved with motorsport from a very early age with a special interest in data acquisition. James is a founder member of the Dalmeny Racing team.

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