EasyBalance 2.2 Software release notes

We listen to customer feedback and release new versions and features of our software quite often.
Software updates are free for existing customers

August 28, 2020

Did not save preference for automatic backup and for show upper plane on right (2-plane vertical machines)

August 27, 2020

Fixed Comment for ARP reports when adding to print queue

Several minor improvements

August 21, 2020

Last file path for PDF print reports now automatically part of Instrumentation Setup

Option to print Balancing Certificate in "Text only" format

August 14, 2020

Guided calibration process

Automatically stop balancing machine when centrifugal force exceeds a pre-set limit. Protect balancing equipment and personnel. (Requires BalanceMaster IO module)

Added interface for our new IO module (3 input and 3 output channels). Control balancing machine motor drive and other functions with EasyBalance software.

Optional manual encoder data acquisition when turning rotor by hand

Calibration steps for 2-plane vertical hard-bearing machines fixed

June 11, 2020

Calibration mass suggestion for soft-bearing machines fixed (PRO software only)

May 27, 2020

Increased A/D depth, faster data acquisition
Software update increases virtual A/D depth to 26 bit (requires instrumentation with firmware 408001 and up)

Data check
Automatic checking of Rotor setup data to catch data entry issues

Several performance improvements and enhancements

Simplified calibration for hard-bearing machines

January 11, 2020

Encoder-guided definition of exclusion areas (PRO software only):
Added Message Box to accept or dismiss newly defined exclusion area.

December 11, 2019

Encoder, visual aid for ARP tests:
Position indicator and visual aid for test mass position updated

November 26, 2019

Run History:
Added Measure time statistics with millisecond resolution. Helpful for cycle optimization in time-critical applications.

Heartbeat for OPC:
Heartbeat suspended if software is in DEMO mode, or if USB communication is interrupted.

Label Printer, Font size:
Font size for Correction Info printer is automatically selected based on label size.

November 09, 2019

Run History:
Average Vibration in Balancing Log now also available in Teach-mode, in addition to soft-bearing machines.

Label Printer, Font size:
Font size for label printer can be set by user.

November 06, 2019

Rotor name database:
Self-check and automatic correction added for rotor name files and folder

October 23, 2019

Run History:
Added Total Run Time and Average Vibration (for soft-bearing machines) in balancing Log.

Run Time:
Easier to read
Example: 02:11:37 changed to
02 hours, 11 minutes, 37 seconds

October 16, 2019

Print Reports:
Automatically adjust font size and page orientation.

October 7, 2019

OPC Tag:
Added OPC tag to signal that calibration is complete and valid. (PRO license required)

Added customizable filter and data acquisition timing for automatic machines. (PRO license required)

September 26, 2019

PDF Documents:
Option to open new PDF documents automatically after save. 

September 23, 2019

Tooling Averaging:
Updated nomenclature in Tooling Averaging Dialog and Print Report. (PRO license required)

Run History:
Added Total Run Time and Average Vibration (for soft-bearing machines) in Run History.

Expanded Data log:
For each balancing run, Date, RPM, Unbalance amount and phase are automatically logged. Expanded data log adds Time, Serial number and other data.  (PRO license required)

Version 11.23
September 10, 2019

User interface:
More modern look with rounded buttons

Tooling compensation:
More concise operator prompts, larger fonts.

Delayed Tooling compensation:
Delayed Tooling compensation allows interrupting the tooling compensation procedure after Step 1, and continuing with Step 2 at a later time. This is useful when tooling indexing requires more time; balancing machine can be used for other rotors while tooling and rotor are re-assembled after indexing.

Calibration Log print-out
A calibration log can be printed In soft-bearing mode. Formatting of decimal points depending on value has been added.

Version 11.22
August 31, 2019

PDF Documents:
All documents generated by the EasyBalance software (Balancing certificates, Calibration reports, ARP documents and so on) can be printed either on paper or saved as pdf documents. 3rd party apps or virtual pdf printer no longer required.

Barcode Reader:
Scan barcode and the software will automatically find and activate the correct rotor setup. Optional: Start balancing process automatically after barcode has been scanned (PRO license required)

Remote Data backup:
In addition of keeping an automatic log of all balancing operations on the local machine, we now can maintain a log of all raw data on a remote machine (optional).

July 15, 2019

Clip bin segmented rotors:
Bug fix

July 01, 2019

Data Backup on demand:
Complete backup of all rotor data, setup data, calibration data, history and reports, to user-selectable drive location (local or network), with click of a button.

June 21, 2019

Data Backup:
In addition to automatic data backup at program exit, we now can initiate a backup at any time with an OPC tag (OPC license required)

June 15, 2019

Password access:
Two-level password protection (PRO license required)
Level 1: Instrumentation Setup
Level 2: Hardware Setup, Calibration, SAE Test and Automation

For correction methods using a single or several discrete correction masses for segmented rotors, the software will now be able to utilize not only the two nearest segments, but will find the optimum combination of available segments.

Correction method:
Correction methods can now be selected independently for each plane (PRO license required)
For instance, for a motor with a blower wheel, drilling into aluminum could be selected for one plane, and clip correction in segments for the other plane.

May 26, 2019

Clip bin:
If number of clips is limited, software will now apply optimum combination of available clips while not exceeding clip limit

Encoder position did not properly update.

May 15, 2019

Clip bin program:
Operator can select “Avoid occupied segments”. If Rotor Segments are defined, previously used segments for clip bin correction can be excluded for subsequent corrections.

Proper use of units:
We have adjusted the display of units according to SI Unit rules and style conventions
g-mm, now displayed as g·mm
oz-in,now displayed as oz·in

April 26, 2019

Segments will now move on-screen with rotor movements, same as the actual correction location (requires encoder)

Added IPC (Interprocess Communication) option in addition to OPC and RS232.
IPC (Interprocess Communication) uses WM_COPYDATA and can very easily be implemented.
Remote application = _T("EasyBalance_IPC_controller");
EasyBalance application = _T("EasyBalance_IPC_interface");

August 21, 2018

Rotor name database:
Self-repairing rotor name data base. 
We developed a data base format which can error check and self-repair.