Bently BALANCE Software

Overview

Bently-BALANCEBently BALANCE is a powerful software application for managing complex balancing problems.

Bently BALANCE is a powerful software application for managing complex balancing problems. Bently BALANCE has been developed based on fundamental engineering principles, industry standard balancing methods, and our legacy of machine balancing software experience.
Machines are balanced by adding or removing small masses on a rotor in order to reduce the 1X vibration levels. The more closely the center of mass and center of rotation of the rotor coincide, the less unbalance there is and the more smoothly the machine operates. There are a number of other possible factors that can affect the machine’s 1X vibration that must be considered prior to any balancing attempts. Whatever the cause of a high vibration problem, always analyze “all” available information and data before attempting to balance a machine.

Bently BALANCE software provides balance solutions in both graphical and numeric formats, in addition to maintaining detailed documentation and balancing history. Bently BALANCE is ideal for rotating machinery engineers who need tools to handle a variety of balancing needs and is also well suited for OEMs in test stand applications. Machinery “templates” allow users to organize their machinery into categories that facilitates the configuration process.

CAUTION: It is VERY important to determine if high 1X vibration is actually a result of unbalance before adding or removing correction weights. Attempting to balance machinery that has other problems may result in unpredictable and possibly catastrophic results.

Features

Bently BALANCE enables you to:

  • Calculate, use, and manage multiple Influence Vector sets.
  • Use calculated influence vectors or user defined influence vectors.
  • Calculate “what if” scenarios and graphical balancing solutions with calculated polar plot responses.
  • Balance for multiple speeds or a range of speeds under different load conditions.
  • Handle your most complex balancing requirements…up to 32 channels (16 per ADRE® database) and 16 correction planes.
  • Select up to 32 solution points for each measurement location, i.e. 32 speed or load conditions.
  • Provide an optimized solution where the number of measurement planes is different from the number of correction planes.
  • Detect and warn of non-linearities in response data.
  • Allows manual entry of data, so that the software can be used in any application where amplitude and phase measurements are available, regardless of the data source.
  • Provide detailed documentation, a history of balancing activity, and the results.
  • Define Machine Train Templates for ease of use.
  • Full Weight Map documentation for holes and slots.
  • Document unknown weights in weight map, removal of weights, etc.
  • View machine from “Driver to Driven” or “Driven to Driver”.
  • Display up to 4 simultaneous curves on each polar plot.
  • Display base run and predicted data on the same polar plot
  • Change balance weight distribution on each plane individually and show influence on all other planes.
  • Display transducer locations directly on Machine Train graphic.
  • Allows the user to view balance and calibration weights with respect to either the transducer location, or a user defined reference location.
  • Allows user options to calculate an optimized balance weight solution across two adjacent holes.
  • Full Support for Metric and English units.
  • Import data from ADRE for Windows®, ADRE SXP and System 1® databases.
  • Import data from a Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet ( a template is provided).