Distec makes small series economically feasible
March 2012 – Schenck RoTec’s new Distec is a modern complete system, which now makes the automated balancing of even small series economically feasible. The vertical balancing machine is very energy-efficient, is designed for rotors weighing up to 30 kg and is equipped with a high-performance measuring system with touch-screen.
Pulleys, fans, clutches or flywheels – even those who need to balance only small series of such disk-type rotors will find the new Distec vertical balancing machine from Schenck RoTec a service-friendly and space-saving complete solution for automated unbalance correction.
The Distec is suitable for the balancing of disk-type rotors weighing up to 30 kg and with diameters of up to 500 mm. Calculation of the unbalance and its correction is carried out by the integral CAB measuring unit, which thanks to the touch-screen and clear symbol language is very easy to operate. The setting of the measuring unit is carried out simply by entering the geometric data of the rotors. All setting data is stored, so that it can be retrieved again later when working on rotors of the same type. This enables greater efficiency and speed as well as optimum measurement results. Another major advantage: with the new Distec, correction of the unbalance measured on the test specimen can be carried out by either horizontal or vertical drilling – whichever is best suited to the geometry of the rotor.
To score extra points with regard to energy consumption the machine is designed and built to modern lightweight construction standards, works with very economical drive assemblies and dispenses with superfluous hydraulic and cooling systems completely. Even the drill unit boasts an energy-optimised design. The Distec has a very compact design, can be positioned easily by crane and installed without the need for any special foundations. Once the machine has been connected to its electricity and pneumatic supply points it is ready for operation immediately. This gives the factory operator flexibility in the positioning of the machine and enables its rapid adaptation to changing production processes.
The new Distec complies with all requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC in effect since 2010, and is CE-certified. Its protective housing conforms to ISO 7475.