Leaders in balancing technology
Universal Balancing are based out of Bristol in the United Kingdom. They have offices and partners spanning the globe, delivering industry leading products and services.
Their systems have been developed over a number of decades and they have regularly set down the standard for other balancing machine manufactures to follow. The company aim is to make balancing operations as simple as possible. They continue to embrace modern technology and make what can be deemed as a complex operation simple.
Their history dates back to the 1940’s. In 1945 shortly after the Second World War, Richard Jackson and Christopher Bradwell established a balancing machine manufacturing company namely Jackson and Bradwell. They manufactured spring resonance balancing systems until the 1950’s when electronic valve measuring systems were developed to amplify unbalance signals from soft suspension machines. Then in the early 1960’s they began using solid state technology - the early forerunners using meters to show amount and angle of unbalance. During the 1970’s they began to experiment with hard suspension balancing machines, introducing early direct setting techniques so as to remove the need to constantly calibrate the machine. However hard suspension machines during this period were not as accurate as soft suspension machines.
Balancing and Technical Development (BTD) was founded by a series of Jackson and Bradwell employees after the remaining original founder died in 1984. They maintained their old customer base and quickly set to developing electronic measuring systems for hard suspension machines. In the 1980’s, BTD developed the first DOS based measuring system using early ‘modern day’ computers. This allowed them to use sophisticated software to compensate the effects caused by speed enabling them to measure very small movements of force
During the 1990’s BTD worked alongside Universal Balancing in the supply of balancing machines to industry. Universal Balancing introduced modern business principles and techniques and they also designed and manufactured the mechanics of balancing machines and BTD supplied the electronics. During this period they developed the UNI-44, the next generation Windows™ based measuring system. Not only was this one of the first on the market the Windows™ based measuring system was so advanced for it’s time, there has not been a comparable measuring system in the world to date.
This successful partnership between BTD and Universal Balancing ran for a number of years until 2003 when the companies brought all expertise under one umbrella in Universal Balancing. Now in the 2000’s Universal Balancing, using the UNI-44 Windows based measuring system with many new releases of its Winbal software, is delivering balancing machines with unprecedented accuracy, repeatability and cycle times.
As we are approaching the 2010’s Universal Balancing have already set in place development of the next generation measuring system to further improve the balancing process and to stake their claim as the world leader in balancing technology.Contact Universal Balancing now to discuss how their leading technology can improve your balancing process.