Practical Approach to Field Balancing

While basic balancing procedures are relatively simple in theory, many jobs end up being complicated, difficult, and confusing due to other factors. Practical Approach to Field Balancing is a three-day course packed with information that will prepare the balancer for even the toughest jobs. Starting with the basics (no previous experience is required), the course covers the details that make the difference between an “ok” balance and a true precision balance.

The course then addresses those other factors that can trip up even experienced balancers as well as techniques that make any job faster and easier. We will use both graphical methods and software, with hands-on application on practice machines. For those who have the DT6 instrument and True Balance software we will cover it’s features and specific applications.

The class is three days and can be done in each format.  

Course Agenda


  • The Importance of Imbalance
  • Historical Perspective
    • Development of Balancing
    • Origins of Precision Maintenance Philosophy

Balancing Principles

  • Types of Imbalance
    • Static
    • Couple
    • Dynamic
  • Sources of Imbalance

Analyzing Imbalance vs. Other Vibration Sources

  • Orbits
  • Amplitudes at 1x vs. 2x
  • Amplitude and Phase Analysis
  • DT6 Applications

Pre-Balancing Checklist

Single Plane Balancing

4 Run No Phase Method

Using Sensitivity Vectors and Influence Coefficients


  • Weight Attachment and Considerations
  • The Importance of Precise Radius and Angular Position 
  • Drill Weights
  • Splitting Weights
  • Combining Weights
  • Calculating Weights in Stock Materials


  • ISO
  • API
  • Mil Spec

Resonance and Its Impact On Balancing

Beats and Its Impact On Balancing

Two Plane Balance

  • When to Use 2 Planes
  • Narrow and Overhung
  • False Couple
  • Static and Couple
  • Using True Balance
  • Hands-on

Preventing Assembly Errors That Cause Imbalance

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