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17 March 2017

ANCA's iBalance software helps you balance grinding wheels

ANCA iBalance software ANCA's iBalance software helps you balance grinding wheels
iBalance is a unique ANCA software product that proactively alerts users to potential wheel vibrations and uses the technology already built into its range of machines. It has been designed to determine whether a wheel is out of balance then prompt and guide the operator through a series of steps to bring the wheel into balance.

The software can detect and measure the amount of vibration and the direction of imbalance of the grinding wheel. To help users achieve superior surface finishes, the specially designed software uses sensors in the machine servo drives to detect wheel imbalance. Variations in electrical current from the motors are monitored and this data is used to determine and show the operator exactly where balancing weights need to be added to the spindle – similar to a tyre balancer, but on the machine.

The iBalance user interface easily identifies where to add weight to the wheel and how much is required. The wheel packs are balanced by adding weights to the end of the wheel nut at the locations identified by the software assistant.

Additional benefits include extending wheel life and removing the need to purchase an expensive offline piece of balancing equipment. And as there is no additional hardware to maintain, the iBalance system is as reliable as the machine itself.

Andrew Allcock

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