Wheel Balancing (tyres)
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Wheel balancing is described as the compensation of unequal weight distribution in a rotary component. With the crankshaft this is done, e.g., by the drilling of holes, with the car wheel, by the placing of weights opposite to the heaviest point. With particularly free running bearings, static imbalance can be determined by the pendulum method, without the use of other devices. With the correct amount of counter-weight, the wheel comes to a stillstand in any position. Dynamic imbalance describes unequal weight distribution on varying wheel levels, which only becomes noticeable by the wheel wobbling at higher speeds. In this case a balancing machine is necessary to determine the amount of counter-weight. Dynamic balancing is always done first. It is almost impossible to balance a wheel simpler and faster than with the above shown machine. Neither the wheel-breadth nor any measurements must be entered. Through a universal stub, almost every wheel can be mounted in a few seconds. After calibration by scanning arms, a test run is necessary, thereafter it is almost impossible to make a mistake with the mounting, except if the adhesion point hasn't been properly cleaned beforehand.
The simple use of this balancer is due to the two aluminium scanning arms, which must be positioned, in the above picture on the left (leaning on the black cover) and the right side (artificially placed for the photo!) of the rim-edge. The built-in computer thereby receives all the necessary data about the wheel to be balanced. Once the protective cover is brought down, the test run begins.
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