Balancing your grinding wheels will make an immediate improvement in your surface finish and edge quality. That means happier customers and higher sales. Plus your wheels and spindles will last longer, reducing your costs. Balancing your finished tools will improve their performance in high speed machining, again making your customers happy. We’ve got two very bright ideas for balancing:

Idea #1: The Equi’Z balancing machine

  • Accurate: Easily detects an imbalance of less than 0.1g and compensates for any imbalance by >95%, achieving qualities of under G2.5
  • Economical: Much less than competing systems of comparable capability
  • Easy! Requires no PC or programming knowledge to operate. Automatically positions the spindle while a laser indicates where to make the adjustment
  • Self-sufficient: No additional computers required, though it can interface to one if needed (e.g. for logging data). Self-calibrating. Works on any stable bench
  • Light enough to move without special equipment
  • Versatile:
    • Displays results as DIN quality grade, unbalance in grams, or unbalance in gmm with a resolution of 0.1 gmm!
    • Handles a variety wheel sets and tool holders (e.g. SK40, HSK 40, HSK 50, etc)
    • Offers 4 different corrective methods: material removal, material addition, fixed position compensation, & adjustable rings/weights
    • Change spindles in seconds

Many standard wheel adapters offer no mechanism for balancing, and many which do have such a mechanism are a hassle to use. We offer an excellent solution for virtually all adapters:

Idea #2: Clamping nuts with movable weights

  • Simple: Just replace the existing clamping nut
  • Easy: Your Equi‘Z or comparable balancing machine will tell you where to position the precision ground weights. They slide easily in the track and are secured with a standard hex wrench
  • Effective: Depending on the wheel arbor you can add up to 150 gmm, and because the nuts are at the end of the arbor you’re correcting the imbalance of the entire setup
  • Versatile: Balancing nuts are available for most major tool grinders, including Walter, ANCA, EWAG, Reinecker, Saacke, & Schneeberger. See the flier for details

Why balance?

Tool Grinding machine Imbalance factors & consequences