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Soft-Bearing Balancing Machines

Our soft bearing balancing machines offer a wide range of capabilities.  The smallest machine has a balance sensitivity of 0.00002 oz-in (0.015 g-mm).  Our largest machine has a capacity of 150,000 lbs (68,000 kg).  Here at IRD®, we strive to provide what the customer needs, but we know there are always special cases.  That's why we even sell parts like modular suspension work supports, roller work supports, and kits for user fabrication.

The best part about a soft-bearing machine is that our instrumentation measures vibration displacement to determine the unbalance.  In theory, this method allows for the rotor to behave as if its rotating in mid-air.  Additionally, it is easy to adjust the machine to reach a wide range of rotor sizes, and the machine is portable due to the fact that no special foundations are required!

Feeling overwhelmed?  Please fill out the IRD Balancing New Machine Application Form and send it to us.  Our professionals will help you choose the right balancing machine!

Click on the model number of the parts listed to view their data sheets.

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   Complete Machines

   Machine Upgrades

   User Fabricated

   Modular Suspension

Work Supports

   Roller Work

Supports

B-Series Horizontal Machines (Complete Machines)

If you're new to balancing and do not have the knowledge or resources to build parts of the machine, this is the perfect place to start.  You are encouraged to fill out and submit the form below to allow us to help you choose the right balancing machine for your applications.

Once you have chosen a machine, all you need to do is choose from 295, 236, or 246 Balancing Instruments for Complete Balancing System

IRD® New Balancing Machine Application Requirements Form

(click here)

 Model  Description  Drive Capacity / Pair (lb) Max. Rotor Dia. (in) Max Journal Dia. (in)

B01 Tabletop Belt 7 10 1.2

B01/S Tabletop w/ Instrument Belt 7 10 1.2B02 Tabletop Belt 15 16.3 2.4

B02/S Tabletop w/ Instrument Belt 15 16.3 2.4

B5 General Purpose Belt 500 36 8

B10 General Purpose Belt 1,000 40 8

B20 General Purpose Belt 2,000 45 13

B50 General Purpose Belt 5,000 94 13

B100 General Purpose Belt 10,000 115 15

B150 General Purpose Belt 15,000 115 15

B200 General Purpose Belt 25,000 124 24

B500RR Large Capacity End 50,000 128 20

B750RR Large Capacity End 75,000 128 20

B140-110K Large Capacity, Transportable End 110,000 154 32

B140-200K Large Capacity, Transportable End 200,000 154 32

B140-280K Large Capacity, Transportable End 280,000 212 32

B140-500K Large Capacity, Transportable End 500,000 212 32

B200R Roll Balancing Belt 25,000 100 -

B500R Roll Balancing Belt 50,000 112 -

B800R Roll Balancing Belt 80,000 112 -

B1500R Roll Balancing Belt 150,000 124 -

Machine Upgrades:  B-Series Horizontal

    Upgrade your existing balancing machine with new modular work support suspensions and roller work supports.  Uses existing drive system and machine bed.  Pedestal supports may need to be modified.

 Model  Description Capacity(lb) Max Journal Dia. (in)

B5U 500 lb Machine Upgrade 500 8

B10U 1,000 lb Machine Upgrade 1,000 8

B50U 5,000 lb Machine Upgrade 5,000 13

B150U 15,000 lb Machine Upgrade 15,000 15

B200U 25,000 lb Machine Upgrade 25,000 24

User Fabricated:  B-Series Horizontal Machines

    Do-It Yourself Field Fabrication

What we provide:

A kit containing critical components such as suspensions and roller work support assemblies.

A complete set of engineering drawings for you to do most of the heavy metal fabrication (like machine bases, frames and pedestals) yourself.

What you must fabricate:

The drive system which consists of a motor variable speed drive controller and motor control.

Pedestal supports.

Machine bed.

 

 Model  Description Capacity / Pair (lb) Max. Rotor Dia. (in) Max Journal Dia. (in)B5F 500 lb User Fabricated 500 77.25 8

B10F 1,000 lb User Fabricated 1,000 77.25 8

B50F 5,000 lb User Fabricated 5,000 85 13

B150F 15,000 lb User Fabricated 15,000 110 15

B200F 25,000 lb User Fabricated 25,000 110 24

Modular Suspension Work Supports

 Used in Upgrades & Field Fabricated Machines

 Model  Description Capacity/Pairlb

MSWS 500 500 lb Capacity Modular Suspension Work Supports 500

MSWS 5,000 5,000 lb Capacity Modular Suspension Work Supports 5,000
MSWS 25,000 25,000 lb Capacity Modular Suspension Work Supports 25,000

Roller Work Supports

    Used in New Machines, Upgrades, & Field Fabricated Machines

 Model  Description Capacity/Pairlb

RWS 100 100 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 100

RWS 220 220 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 220

RWS 1,500 1,500 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 1,500

RWS 5,000 5,000 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 5,000

RWS 15,000 15,000 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 15,000

RWS 25,000 25,000 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 25,000

   Complete Machines

   Machine Upgrades

   User Fabricated

   Modular Suspension

Work Supports

   Roller Work

Supports

B-Series Horizontal Machines (Complete Machines)

If you're new to balancing and do not have the knowledge or resources to build parts of the machine, this is the perfect place to start.  You are encouraged to fill out and submit the form below to allow us to help you choose the right balancing machine for your applications.

Once you have chosen a machine, all you need to do is choose from 295, 236, or 246 Balancing Instruments for Complete Balancing System

IRD® New Balancing Machine Application Requirements Form

(click here)

 Model  Description  Drive Capacity / Pair (kg) Max. Rotor Dia. (mm) Max Journal Dia. (mm)

B01 Tabletop Belt 3 250 30

B01/S Tabletop w/ Instrument Belt 3 250 30B02 Tabletop Belt 7 415 60

B02/S Tabletop w/ Instrument Belt 7 415 60

B5 General Purpose Belt 230 914 203

B10 General Purpose Belt 450 1,016 203

B20 General Purpose Belt 900 1,144 330

B50 General Purpose Belt 2,300 2,388 330

B100 General Purpose Belt 4,500 2,921 381

B150 General Purpose Belt 7,000 2,921 381

B200 General Purpose Belt 11,000 3,150 610

B500RR Large Capacity End 23,000 3,250 508

B750RR Large Capacity End 34,000 3,250 508

B140-110K Large Capacity, Transportable End 50,000 3,900 813

B140-200K Large Capacity, Transportable End 90,000 3,900 813

B140-280K Large Capacity, Transportable End 127,000 5,400 813

B140-500K Large Capacity, Transportable End 227,000 5,400 813

B200R Roll Balancing Belt 11,000 2,500 -

B500R Roll Balancing Belt 23,000 2,850 -

B800R Roll Balancing Belt 36,000 2,850 -

B1500R Roll Balancing Belt 68,000 3,150 -

Machine Upgrades:  B-Series Horizontal

    Upgrade your existing balancing machine with new modular work support suspensions and roller work supports.  Uses existing drive system and machine bed.  Pedestal supports may need to be modified.

 Model  Description Capacity(kg) Max Journal Dia. (mm)

B5U 500 lb Machine Upgrade 230 203

B10U 1,000 lb Machine Upgrade 450 203

B50U 5,000 lb Machine Upgrade 2,300 330

B150U 15,000 lb Machine Upgrade 7,000 381

B200U 25,000 lb Machine Upgrade 11,000 610

User Fabricated:  B-Series Horizontal Machines

    Do-It Yourself Field Fabrication

What we provide:

A kit containing critical components such as suspensions and roller work support assemblies.

A complete set of engineering drawings for you to do most of the heavy metal fabrication (like machine bases, frames and pedestals) yourself.

What you must fabricate:

The drive system which consists of a motor variable speed drive controller and motor control.

Pedestal supports.

Machine bed.

 

 Model  Description Capacity / Pair (kg) Max. Rotor Dia. (mm) Max Journal Dia. (mm)B5F 500 lb User Fabricated 230 1,962 203

B10F 1,000 lb User Fabricated 450 1,962 203

B50F 5,000 lb User Fabricated 2,300 2,160 330

B150F 15,000 lb User Fabricated 7,000 2,800 381

B200F 25,000 lb User Fabricated 11,000 2,800 610

Modular Suspension Work Supports

 Used in Upgrades & Field Fabricated Machines

 Model  Description Capacity/Pairkg

MSWS 500 500 lb Capacity Modular Suspension Work Supports 230

MSWS 5,000 5,000 lb Capacity Modular Suspension Work Supports 2,300
MSWS 25,000 25,000 lb Capacity Modular Suspension Work Supports 11,000

Roller Work Supports

    Used in New Machines, Upgrades, & Field Fabricated Machines

 Model  Description Capacity/Pairkg

RWS 100 100 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 45

RWS 220 220 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 100

RWS 1,500 1,500 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 700

RWS 5,000 5,000 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 2,300

RWS 15,000 15,000 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 7,000

RWS 25,000 25,000 lb Capacity Roller Work Supports 11,000

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