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. Titles include iLearnReliability, iLearnVibration, iLearnAlignment, and iLearnBalancing. Vibration analysis classroom and distance learning courses follow ISO 18436-2 Category I – IV. Mr. Tranter has been involved with this field of work since 1984. He has worked with people in a variety of industries to help improve reliability and implement successful condition monitoring programs. He is an Australian delegate to ISO TC 108/SC5 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems”. Jason has written numerous articles and presented at conferences around the world. Jason has also been awarded “best presenter” at numerous conferences, including at the previous two Euromaintenance conferences. Thousands of people have viewed Jason’s Webinars and YouTube videos on the Mobius YouTube channel. Mobius Institute has training centers in over 60 countries, and also provides certification through the ISO/IEC 17024 accredited organization, Mobius Institute Board of Certification. Mobius has direct offices in Australia, Europe and the United States with over 20 employees.