The difference between dynamic and static balancing

Balancing heavy machinery is a maintenance measure that ensures you machines will not fail due to vibrations and other issues. Static and dynamic balancing are two forms of balancing that your machine should undergo in order to extend its lifespan and enhance its quality and accuracy. These forms of balancing may have the same purpose, but they are very different from one another. Read all about the difference between static and dynamic balancing below:

Dynamic balancing

Dynamic balance is an object’s ability to balance while in motion. If the machine is unbalanced, this may be seen in various locations along the axis of rotation in differing magnitudes. Dynamic balancing is a technique that uses highly sensitive equipment to measure these unbalances while the machine is in motion. Performing the tests while the machine is in motion allows the rotating system to be tested for vibrations among many other issues by adding and removing weight from the system.

Static balancing

Static balance is very simple compared to the complexity of dynamic balance. A machine with static balance is a one that maintains balance in a stationary position, meaning that the components will not rotate without force. Unbalance can be caused by a single heavy spot within the system. If the machine is unbalanced, static balancing needs to take place to ensure that its centre of gravity remains on its axis of rotation, eliminating the risk of rolling.