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Bowl Balancing: A Closer Look

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Posted by: Quenton Lind on February 22, 2022 at 9:49 AM

Having a balanced bowl is vital to ensuring that your bowl lives a long, safe, and productive life. Just like you balance the tires on your car, your bowl should be balanced on a regular basis. An unbalanced centrifuge will not operate at peak efficiency and could even be dangerous. To keep your operators safe and your product quality high, centrifuges should be serviced to restore balance.

Inspecting your  bowl

There are many ways a bowl can be thrown off balance. With this in mind, the first step to balancing a bowl is a thorough inspection. Once the inspection is complete and we have formulated an action plan for repairs, we will resize and machine components as necessary, and consult the manual and our experienced technicians to make everything fits together as designed.

Balancing your  bowl

We use a specialized piece of software that uses sensors mounted to your bowl. These sensors generate the data on the balance of your bowl during operation. Once our sensors have been calibrated to your bowl, we can begin the balancing process itself. Our team of bowl balancing experts will use the balancing software to locate exactly where weight is needed to balance the bowl within industry-standard thresholds. Each bowl brings a unique set of challenges, requiring attention to detail and experience to ensure that it is balanced correctly and efficiently.

Call in the experts

Bowl balancing is an essential component of centrifuge maintenance. When you send in your bowl for other repairs, remember that balancing the bowl will ensure it returns to you performing better than ever. You may be surprised by how big of a difference bowl balancing can make, and you can rest easy knowing it is that much safer for your operators.

Is your bowl in need of balancing? Contact us online or call us at 1-800-233-9022.

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