Hines Industries latest design reduces operator errors, improves accuracy, and ensures balancing processes are completed effectively.

hines semi-automatic crankshaft balancing machine
Semi-automatic crankshaft balancing machine

Hines Industries is known for their “Legend series” crankshaft balancing machine dedicated to racing, high performance and aftermarket rebuild automotive sectors.

For high production crankshaft needs, Hines has engineered and manufactured a new line of crankshaft balancing machines geared towards industrial manufacturers. The new Hines Industries Model HC line includes a range of models for crankshafts weighing 20lbs up to 5000 lbs.

The balancing process is simple. An operator loads the part onto the machine and scans the crankshaft serial number. Once the guard door is closed, the crankshaft spins and unbalance is measured. The computer displays precise location where corrections is needed. The operator moves the drill press to the recommended correction position to enable the drill press. If the position is not lined up correctly, the drill press will not start.  This eliminates the chance of operator correction location error. Once in the correct position, the operator drills the crankshaft utilizing the digital drill depth display on the computer. The machine read-out verifies that the drill press has gone to the recommended correction hole depth and indicates the correction hole has been complete. A chip vacuum automatically collects debris left from drilling.

Once all corrections have been made, the operator closes the door and initiates the spin cycle. If the balance specifications are met, the machine stamps a mark to indicate it has passed the balance specs. The crankshaft is removed and the balancing data is saved on the computer. At the end of the day, operators are able to see a full report on number of parts run, number of parts that passed specs, along with initial balance and final balance data.

This latest design from Hines reduces operator errors, improves accuracy, and ensures balancing processes are completed effectively.  It also saves time by taking the guess work out of balancing. This is only one example of the many configurations and weight ranges available from Hines Industries.

For standard or custom balancing solutions, Hines engineering and manufacturing expertise can assist you with a balancing equipment package to meet your requirements.