The solution for control & precision

SBS Balancing

SBS Balancing – The Solution for Control & Precision

Dynamic Balancing Systems for Machine Tools

Industrial production also places high demands on grinding machines. Unwanted vibrations of the grinding wheel relative to the workpiece surface lead to surface defects, so-called chatter marks. Shape and dimensional accuracy also suffer when the rotating tool exceeds important tolerance values. Imbalances not only have negative effects on product quality. They can also affect the bearing life of the machine. The loss of mechanical energy also leads to increased power consumption.

In addition, customers are demanding higher accuracy from the workpieces they produce, while at the same time cycle times are shortening. Therefore, it is important to keep the vibrations of the grinding wheel low. In operation, sensors must be able to quickly detect rotational deviations and pass this information on to the operator or automated to other machine components in production.

The consequences of unbalance in summary:

  • Reduced surface quality (chatter marks)
  • Reduced dimensional accuracy on the workpiece, resulting in increased maintenance costs
  • High grinding wheel wear increases service and parts requirements
  • Wear on the headstock leads to machine downtime and repairs (expensive revisions)

ACCRETECH offers solutions for this purpose with the SBS balancing product line. If you use grinding machines in your production, you will find the appropriate sensors and inline components . ACCRETECH is your partner to achieve the required industry standard in terms of quality and accuracy for grinding applications.

Get an overview of the product range of our balancing products:

The ACCRETECH product range for controllers

Link to: SB-1000

Dynamic Balancing System

  • Increases workpiece quality by automatically balancing to within 0.02 microns
  • Longer life for grinding wheels, dressing wheels and spindle bearings
  • Cost effective

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Link to: SB-2000 / SB-2000 P

Manual Balancing System

  • Manual single- or dual-plane balancing
  • Measuring range from 30 to 100,000 rpm
  • Available in a removable and a permanently installed version

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Link to: SB-5500

Automatic and Manual Balancing System

  • Increases work-piece quality with automatic balancing down to 0.02 microns
  • Four-channel capability reduces costs by allowing multiple machines to be balanced
  • Compatible with Profibus, Ethernet and USB 2.0 communications

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The ACCRETECH product range for cards

Link to: Manual Balance Card

Manual In-Process Balancing for Rotating Machinery

  • Single or dual plane manual balancing
  • Measurement range of 300 to 30,000 RPM
  • Maximum Grinding Machine Efficiency

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Link to: Auto Balance Card

Automatic Dynamic Balancing for Machine Tools

  • Improves part quality by automatically balancing to 0.02 micron
  • Balance Speed 300 to 30.000 rpm
  • Compatible with internal and external Balance Heads

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Link to: Hydro Balance Card

The Original Automatic Balancer for Machine Tools

  • Mass correction from 5 to 50,000 gcm
  • Balance Speed 300 to 30.000 rpm
  • Pre-Balance Function

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Link to: Two Plane Balance Card

Two Plane (Dual-Plane) Automatic and Manual

  • Automatic two-plane balancing system
  • Centreless and gear grinding machines with wide wheels
  • Milling and other spindles requiring correction in 2-planes

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The ACCRETECH product range for balance heads

Link to: External Balancer

External Flange Mounted for Grinding Machines

  • Two movable eccentric weights
  • Measurement range of 300 to 30,000 RPM
  • Bright graphic display in a sealed enclosure

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Link to: Internal Balancer

Internal In-Spindle Mounted for Grinders & Machine Tools

  • Operation from 300 – 13,000 RPM
  • Balance compensation range of 100 – 7,000 g•cm or larger
  • Placement of balancer inside the spindle

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Link to: Hydrocompenser

The orignal Automatic Balancer for Machine Tools

  • Capacity for mass correction of imbalance ranges from 5 to 50,000g•cm
  • Available in open or closed design
  • Calculation of pre-balance

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Balancer System Principle

The system operates on the principle of mass compensation for wheel imbalance. The balance head contains two movable eccentric weights, each weight is driven by electric motors through a precision gear-train. These weights can be repositioned to offset any imbalance in a grinding wheel.

Manual balancing consists of a manual balance control unit, a vibration sensor and RPM sensor. Manual balancing permits the operator to balance the wheel before operation by adjusting the fixed position or spread-angle balance weights. Consisting of a computer control unit, a vibration sensor and an RPM sensor, the SBS manual balancing solution detects and measures the imbalance, calculates the compensation needed to eliminate the imbalance and guides the operator in manually placing the balance weights at calculated positions. This solution provides a lower cost alternative for dedicated machine tool balancing.

Auto balancing is elegantly simple: a computer control panel, a vibration sensor, spindle mounted adaptor and a balance head either external (Flange Type) or Internal (Spindle Type) to the spindle.

Automatic balancing enables the operator to ensure proper balancing with just the push of a button. The SBS automatic balancing solution is comprised of a computer control unit such as the SB-5500, an SBS vibration sensor, an SBS spindle mounted adapter and an SBS balancer (in either external or internal configurations). Once activated, the sensor attached to the grinding machine measures the imbalance and transmits this signal to the control unit, which automatically adjusts the position of counterweights inside the balancer to automatically and dynamically eliminate the vibration of the machine.

Advantages of an SBS automatic balancer on your machine tool:

  • Less spindle vibration which means extended spindle and bearing life
  • Reduction in chatter, grinder burn, ‘ovality’ etc.
  • Improved surface finish
  • Improved roundness
  • Increased component repeatability
  • Increased wheel and dresser life
  • Wheels balanced in seconds – increased machine productivity
  • Elimination of time consuming ‘off-line’ manual balancing techniques such as the use of ‘knife edges’
  • Reduction in scrap and rework
  • In process system constantly monitors machine vibration and can be used for basic preventative maintenance