We listen to customer feedback and release new versions and features of our software quite often.
Software updates are free for existing customers
October 30, 2023
Angle measurements can now be displayed with 1 decimal point (option in Instrumentation Setup screen)
Initial results can now be recalled from log files also for Static-Couple measurements.
Drill correction: Avoid double drilling did not properly mark the previous drill locations for the right plane.. Fixed
September 21, 2023
Drilling correction: actual correction radius and drill bit diameter can now be edited while in the Polar Diagram result screen. This can be done for both planes individually. Useful for rotors with varying correction radii, for example Roots Blowers.
Encoder mode: Dynamic Target Guide active only below 100 RPM.
June 16, 2023
Drilling correction method:
Encoder mode: Option to show Dynamic Target Guide without red colored band
Unbalance tolerances are now calculated individually for bearing planes (journals) and correction planes.
Option to apply ISO 21940-11:2016 or conventional rules for certain rotor configurations.
Minimize Box added to Rotor Setup Dialog
Data acquisition for Bode diagram cutoff early, fixed
April 24, 2023
New tags for Calibration Angle planes 1 and 2. See OPC Tag list.OPC Tag List
Some minor updates and performance improvements.
March 23, 2023
If a 2-plane measurement has been made, you can toggle between 2-plane, static/couple and 1-plane result by simply pressing a button on the Polar Diagram screen.
March 15, 2023
For soft-bearing machines, it is now optional to show transducer selection info in the Live Polar Diagram.
Bug fix in Trialrun for 1-plane soft-bearing machines: Log did not show angle info.
March 08, 2023
A third Encoder Mode display is now available which will rotate the Polar Diagram in synch with the actual rotor position. The display will pin-point the correction location in a intuitive and easy-to-follow process. This method is called "Dynamic Target Guidance".
Multiple balancing stations can be linked together via software. Balancing stations will automatically communicate with each other so that each station knows what unbalance corrections the previous station has performed.
For certain correction methods like drilling, milling, clips and such, the operator can define a percentage of tolerance below which further unbalance corrections will be avoided. This will cut down on cycle time.
A wide range of vibration sensors and vibration display modes is available (soft-bearing only)
IRD 544 velocity sensor
IRD 546DP velocity sensor
Balmac 158 velocity sensor
Omron displacement sensor
Shinkawa displacement sensor
VV75 velocity sensor
Schenck T81 velocity sensor
Display mode selection:
g (accel) peak
November 29, 2022
Plane nomenclature for AS8617 Initial Setup Response Test for 2-plane vertical balancing application fixed.
Layout in Multi-run Averaging spreadsheet adjusted to work with option "Show Upper plane on right" for 2-plane vertical balancing application.
November 09, 2022
Number of drill holes for 2-row drilling increased to 9
October 13, 2022
Bug fix Exclusion zones reset.
October 05, 2022
OPC Tag List, added tags for drill row (1 = upper row, 2 = lower row)
October 05, 2022
Bug fix: 1-plane vertical was showing 2-plane mode after Supervisor Lock activated.
September 29, 2022
Drill correction can now be defined to drill 2 holes on the same vector, at different radius (2nd row drilling).
If "Always gram" is selected for result display (independent of unit selection in Rotor Setup), "gram" will be shown and printed in Print Reports.
First URR test result did not show on screen, but test was not affected.
Offset Balancing has been added. This will allow bringing a rotor to an operator-defined unbalance level.
August 18, 2022
Minor performance improvements and adjustments.
Tolerance Calculator can now use standard or alternate abc reference, same as in Rotor Setup.
July 18, 2022
Tolerance Calculator: Updated tolerance allocations for overhung rotors.
Combine Weights: If segments are selected, operator can enter segment number without need to calculate segment angle.
Key Compensation: When using DIN6885, key width, key height, t1 (for shafts) and t2 (for bores) are automatically populated based on shaft diameter.
Use of units and unit symbols updated to conform to NIST. If SI units and Imperial unit symbols are used in combination, for instance g·in, we now have the option to select "Show explicit units" instead of unit symbols. With this option selected, units will be shown explicitly, for instance gram·inch instead of g·in.
ARP Test: Couple Unbalance Influence Test : "Go Back" button added.
ARP Test: If Couple Unbalance Influence Test is the only test selected, software would loop through Repeatability Test at each run.
June 21, 2022
Added Schenck T81 sensor to sensor selection for soft-bearing machines
Diagnostics mode improvements
June 6, 2022
OPC tag for activating/deactivating Blade Counting
OPC tag for setting averaging time in 1/10 s increments
Manually setting gain ranges now tied to connected hardware
May 21, 2022
French has been added to the language selection: English, German, Korean, Chinese, French
User can overwrite calculated key mass with manually entered key mass.
Added different windowing functions to FFT: Rectangle, Hann, Hamming, Blackman, Cosine, Blackman-Harris
Preference for Automatic Backup selection would not stay on.
December 30, 2021
Automatic calibration routine for hard-bearing machines
December 22, 2021
Calibration prompts have been expanded to cover multiple speed range calibration points (hard-bearing machines only).
The software can now select several languages: English, German, Korean, Chinese.
Note: This is a work-in-progress, so far about 50% of the user interface has been translated.
December 11, 2021
Bug fix in Clip bin program for 1-plane applications.
November 03, 2021
Selecting "Auto-cycle" toggled Encoder setting.
September 22, 2021
Various cosmetic updates
September 14, 2021
Tooling compensation can now be used with Recalc and when abc dimensions or rotor radii are changed.
September 09, 2021
Graphical representation of mill cut for plunge and travel
Aim for percentage of Tolerance expanded to Clip Bin
August 23, 2021
Clean-up graphic elements in Multirun Averaging dialog
June 10, 2021
Vibration Analysis capability has been added. Fast Fourier Transform (Spectrum) and Waveform plotting and analysis can be done during balancing measurements.
(Requires additional hardware module inside Instrumentation)
Option to skip tooling compensation confirmation in Automatic mode.
SAE Standard AS8617 tests and reports updated.
Option to repeat AS8617 Compensator Test without starting from scratch
Added comment section for Multiple Run History Report
January 18, 2021
Option to aim for a percentage of tolerance when using special correction methods, like drilling, milling, clip bins and so on. This will save time and labor.
Example: Operator can set the value for "Aim for tolerance" to 80%.
9 holes would required to balance a part, but 5 holes would be enough to bring the part within 80% of tolerance.
SAE Standards ARP4048, ARP4050, ARP5323 and ARP6217 have been revised and consolidated in a new Aerospace Standard AS8617.
AS8617 procedures and certification have been added in this release.
We added a new folder containing balancing log data in Excel format.
A customer requested the addition of a 156° degree drill point. Done.
Special corrections for 3 segments, fixed.
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)
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
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
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
Added Total Run Time and Average Vibration (for soft-bearing machines) in balancing Log.
Easier to read
Example: 02:11:37 changed to
02 hours, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
October 16, 2019
Automatically adjust font size and page orientation.
October 7, 2019
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
Option to open new PDF documents automatically after save.
September 23, 2019
Updated nomenclature in Tooling Averaging Dialog and Print Report. (PRO license required)
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)
September 10, 2019
More modern look with rounded buttons
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.
August 31, 2019
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.
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:
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
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
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 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
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.