Machine vibrations due to unbalance is the most common cause of machine failure leading to downtime. Field balancing is the in-situ process of removing machine vibrations due to unbalance in any combination of its rotating parts without dismantling machine structure. Advantages of field balancing over conventional shop-floor balancing include:
- No dismantling of machine structure. Hence errors involved while re-assembling are zero.
- No transportation required for in-situ process. Probability of damages in transportation is zero.
- Time saving
- Reduced cost
Articles in this category describe different types of field balancing processes, tips, precautions, procedures for various rotating machines.