Balancing Rotating Assemblies

SCAT Crankshafts was recently featured in the article “Balancing rotating assemblies in the modern day engine shop” in the April issue of Engine Builder Magazine!


 

Here’s an excerpt from the article “Balancing rotating assemblies in the modern day engine shop.”

Since balancing has become more critical, it is important to know what constitutes a balanced rotating assembly or not. If you look down the nose of a V8 or V6 crank, you’ll notice that the counterweights are like a corkscrew and that’s because they react with each other through the system of the crank itself. If you understand that then you can understand where to remove the metal.

 

“When a crank is too heavy in one place, that means it’s too light in another,” says Tom Lieb, founder of Scat Enterprises. “Being able to look at a crankshaft and understand where that weight is and make those decisions – not everybody can do that.”

Read the rest of the article on balancing rotating assemblies here.