Hands-on: Mastering single-plane balancing

Jason Tranter, Founder and CEO, Mobius Institute


Balancing is one of the core skills all vibration analysts must have, and reliability specialists must understand what “precision” balancing means. This 45-minute presentation will explain how to verify that a rotor needs to be balanced, the single-plane balancing method, and in brief, how to achieve a precision balance. The session will be aided by a new Mobius software simulator that makes the vector method incredibly simple, and by “Elvis”, the new test-rig that will be balanced during the session. This session will be restricted in numbers. The first 15 people can participate in the balancing process; so you won’t just learn, you will get to do it. That’s why we will run this session twice.


Jason Tranter, Founder and CEO, Mobius InstituteJason Tranter is the founder and CEO of Mobius Institute. Jason is the author of the majority of the Mobius Institute training courses and e-learning products covering reliability improvement, condition monitoring, and precision maintenance topics. Over 35,000 people (as of 2020) have been formally trained in these courses, and many thousands more have been educated via the elearning courses. Plus, thousands have read articles, attended conference presentations, and watched videos and webinars on many sites, including cbmconnect.com, reliabilityconnect.com, and YouTube (over 1.3 million views).

Mr. Tranter has worked with people in a variety of industries to help improve reliability and implement successful condition monitoring programs. As the primary author of the Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] training courses, the Asset Reliability Transformation [ART] methodology, and the vibration analysis training course (Category I-IV following 18436-2) he loves to help people achieve their goals. Jason is also an Australian delegate to ISO TC 108/SC5 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems”.

Mobius Institute has training centers in over 60 countries, and also provides certification through the Mobius Institute Board of Certification. The certification programs are accredited to ISO/IEC 17024. Mobius has direct offices in Australia, United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East with over 35 employees.