WORK-LIFE BALANCE, the magic combination for productivity and quality
Innovative transmission designs require advanced manufacturing methods. Residual unbalance is a crucial topic as well as the volume production runs, especially considering the automotive landscape we are approaching.Today’s automotive transmission world has changed and is rapidly evolving. Thanks to the latest solutions in the mainstream, including CVT and dual-clutch technologies, automatic vehicles are now much more efficient and often quicker than manual versions. Moreover, the electrification trend (EV) creates an additional pressing need for new transmissions designs. This re-engineering is aimed at installing an electric motor somewhere along the powertrain thus, as a positive consequence, today’s automatic cars are more attractive than they were two decades or more ago – even for those countries where typically the conventional gearstick covered the vast majority of vehicles.
This scenario creates new issues that engineers need to address. PARTS BALANCING, is one of these!It is known that mass unbalance generates vibration which is a crucial factor for the powertrains. Low residual unbalance will improve both NVH and dependability of vehicles and automakers are aware of this benefit. Transmission layout must be also compacted as much as possible and, with this aim, the shape of the internal rotating components is often complex. These parts are typically balanced by removing weight through milling or drilling and variable surfaces (i.e. tapered, wavy etc.) are unfavourable factors for an accurate material removal.
The answer of Balance Systems is in the touch detection system between the cutter tool and the workpiece. We have our own PROPRIETARY solution thanks to the experience in the process control systems for grinding machines, where there is a large demand of these touch detection units.This technical experience has been merged into the BALANCING MACHINES with the benefits of automatically compensating the tool wear and the part tolerance, guaranteeing high manufacturing accuracy and efficiency. The reliability of this process has made it possible to do this on every part! Component cleanliness is also another essential factor. Lean Manufacturing frequently means optimizing the manufacturing processes upstream or downstream, while keeping the same quality standards. Preventing burrs and chips residual on the workpiece is another benefit that Balance Systems customers are experiencing.
The aforementioned “Touch-Detection” and “Zero-Chips” systems are features included in the standard scope of supply of our balancing machines.
BVK4 vertical automatic balancing machineAt IMTS 2016 we will present the new era of BVK4, the automatic vertical balancing machine which has been designed with a “customer-centric” approach. This machine, in fact, is able to meet the demand of today’s Automotive OEMs in terms of flexibility and volume production rates. Additionally, thanks to the best-in-class technology in use, the Return On Investment of BVK4 gives the possibility to speed-up the amortization of the investment.Read more
This year we will be attending GEAR EXPO 2017 – Columbus, OH - from 24th to 26th October. At our booth you will see first-hand specific solutions for grinding machines such as VM25, VM15, and VM9 GA EASY. VM25 is a fully-programmable ancillary system designed to optimize extreme grinding processes. In fact, it is suitable for high-performance applications including 2-plane balancing for worm wheel used in the gear grinding. Thanks to its modular architecture, it can be installed in any type of grinding machine, both new and retrofitted. Instead, VM15 is engineered for medium-complex applications. It stands out for the magic combination between performance and simplicity, in order to cover the needs of the vast majority of grinding operations. As the top-of-the-range VM25, the VM15 is able to handle balancing, touch-detection, and gauging with one single unit. VM9-GA Easy system is specifically designed for plug-and-play gauging applications. It is available in two versions, EASY2 and EASY3. Both of them can measure, in a comparative mode, external diameters on continuous surfaces. The model EASY3 allows the active or passive axial positioning of the workpiece. We look forward to meet you at our booth 1548 – our experts are excited to share ideas to optimize your grinding process! __________________________________________________________ ASK FOR A FREE TICKET – COME AND VISIT US! 24-26 October 2017 | Columbus, OH - USA EXHIBITOR: Balance Systems Corporation Stand / Booth: 1548 INFO: GEAR EXPO official website
We will be attending EMO- Hannover from 18 th to 23 rd September 2017 with a wide range of grinding systems such as TGA (Top Gauge Absolute), Absolute Balancer, VM15 and VM25. All our products have always been designed to meet the customer demands of quality and productivity. Depending on the different types of grinding machines we offer solutions that can be easily implemented on both new and existing machines and which can be considered " Industry 4.0 ready ". Balance Systems has always been the leader in supplying requests for applications and tools that are relevant to the principles of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution following a series of rapid technological transformations in the design, production and distribution of systems and products. In addition to Balance Systems range of grinding systems, visitors will be able to discover the new version of BVK4, a balancing machine for brake disks characterized by high versatility, high precision, high production capacity. We are looking forward to meeting you at EMO 2017 edition that certainly will be of extreme interest! Come and visit us at our Stand F45-Hall 6 where you will find all solutions developed to allow your company to handle and communicate all the information you need for your continuing growth. __________________________________________________________ 18-23 September 2017 | Hannover, Germany ASK FOR A FREE TICKET – COME AND VISIT US! EXHIBITOR: Balance Systems Hall 6 & Stand F45 INFO: EMO website
From 24th to 28th May 2017 we will exhibit at Autopromotec show in Bologna-Italy. At our booth you will find on display our balancing machines for core-assy and turbochargers: TRB3000 and HSTB3. TRB3000 is an extremely precise and compact balancing machine, completely equipped with measuring electronic unit and VM25 control panel. It is designed for balancing turbocharger rotors in all possible configurations: turbines, compressors and assembled rotors. HSTB3 was designed to balance assembled turbochargers, the measurement and the unbalance correction is carried out on the compressor side. This machine is able, through optional adapters, to balance a wide range of core-assy for cars and trucks. In cooperation with ITP and Vesuviana Motori. Visit us at booth A47 - Hall 21!
24th- 28th May 2017 | Bologna, Italy ASK FOR A FREE TICKET - COME AND VISIT US! EXHIBITOR: Balance Systems + ITP + Vesuviana STAND A47 - HALL 21 INFO: AUTOPROMOTEC website