Spindle and Tool Imbalance

Imbalance in spindles and tools such as grinding wheels is one of the main causes of excessive vibration in machine tools.
Excessive imbalance occurs when the rotational axis of the spindle or tool diverges from the barycentric axis of either element. The vibrations caused by this phenomenon can potentially decrease the machining-process quality and bring about premature wear and tear on the components of a machine tool.
This makes the continuous monitoring of imbalances in spindles and tools indispensible.

SeTAC MT from Sequoia IT is a powerful solution that is easy to install on any machine tool for monitoring spindle imbalance, in addition to all other vibration parameters.
For many types of tools such as grinding wheels, it is also necessary to correct the balancing level in the machine itself, in that the tool wears down through use, and this in turn causes variations in mass distribution. Sequoia IT’s FastTracer Balancer option provides an immediate solution for on-site balancing. As this solution requires no phase reading via tachometric sensors, it can be used for a broad range of machine tools. It is also invaluable when it comes to fixed or semi-fixed installations for all machines requiring very frequent balancing operations.

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