The importance of balancing all elements of an engine
It is extremely essential to balance all the elements of an engine, including the rotating sections to prevent untimely damage, heat, and friction in the vehicle. This is even more necessary for high speed engines due to the rotating parts exerting a force from the engine which is proportional to the rotating speed of the engines. This means that if the vehicle speed increases up to 3 times, the force is likely to increase 9 times. When the different elements are not balanced well, the vibration caused by them will be extremely high, resulting in discomfort for the driver and damage to the engine.
So, what are some things that can happen to your vehicle when its elements are unbalanced?
1. Unbalance of voltage
In a three-phase supply which is caused by unbalance in the plant’s equipment, an excessive rise in the vehicle’s temperature is caused and eventually leads to motor failure. If your voltage is unbalanced up to 3.5%, it can approximately lead to a rise of 25% in the vehicle’s temperature. Voltage should be checked on a frequent basis to avoid unbalance. If the cause of this unbalance is not found, the size of the motor should either be reduced or over sized.
2. Increased vibration
Unbalance in elements of the engine can also lead to severe vibration, and tension in the belt and increased vibration are one of the main causes of motor failure. The elements and mechanics of the engine should be checked from time to time in order to avoid this issue. One should also be well trained according to the latest and best procedures for apt maintenance of the vehicle – this in turn will reduce the scopes of vibrations in all the operating systems.
3. Overloading of the motor
When the load of a motor is unbalanced, it leads to motor overloading. The broken gears, or the completely frozen bearings are also equal culprits of this overload. If your running vehicles trip on a regular basis, it is essential for you to chronically disconnect the engine’s motor from its operating line. Right after that, you can rotate and address the problem accordingly. If your motor has a service factor of 1.15, do not run it at its cushion factor, i.e 15% on a regular basis. This cushion is only present for temporary levels of overload.