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:

  1. No dismantling of machine structure. Hence errors involved while re-assembling are zero.
  2. No transportation required for in-situ process. Probability of damages in transportation is zero.
  3. Time saving
  4. Reduced cost

Articles in this category describe different types of field balancing processes, tips, precautions, procedures for various rotating machines.