High Speed Balancing

High Speed Balancing is the last step to ensure the repair cycle has been successfully completed and that your machine is ready for optimum performance.

After the High Speed Balancing (HSB) is complete, you can be confident that your machine will operate safely and support your business goals.

We will keep you informed at every stage of the HSB process until your machine is back to your premises, and we will supply a report to inform future maintenance.

We can also accommodate customers at our site to do a witness test, so that you can see our process for yourself.


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CKD Rotor

Our balancing service

Our extensive experience and technical advice saves time during the balancing process. We have hundreds of bearings in available storage allowing us to offer shorter preparation times for a HSB job. Howden experts also run additional jobs on the rotor when required.

Howden's HSB facilities are modern and well-equipped:

High-speed balancing machines (vacuum)

DH6i with integrated DH70, DH5 and DH4 pedestals

Low-speed balancing machines (atmosphere)

R5U, H30B, PASIO50

Spin-testing machine (vacuum)


Howden can balance rotors with the following maximum characteristics:

Rotor weight max.​ ​20,000 kg
​Speed ​max. ​30,000 rpm
Rotor diameter ​max. ​2,050 mm
Rotor length ​max. 7,000 mm​

We perform balancing according to ISO and API standards as well as individual norms required by our international customers

ISO 21940 – 11:2016
ISO 21940 – 12:2016
API Standard 612
API Standard 617
Individual norms required by our customers
Internal balancing norm TKZ_9-209050-529
Compressor being balanced

Why do the balancing with Howden

Prompt response for RFQs: We submit quote within 3 working days after RFQ receipt.

High Quality Services: Over 50 years of experience in HSB and rotor repairs.

Quick Solutions: Lead-time for rotor balancing is ~16 working hours.

Full Technical Support: We provide drawings of the tools and additional parts which are necessary for HSB.

Big Storage of Bearings and Drive Adapters

Time Flexibility

Workshop Availability:
We offer using our workshop and machinery if additional machining jobs on rotor are required.

Multi-Lingual Sales Team:  Our sales teams are based around the world and speak very many languages including Czech, German, English and Russian.

We do our high speed balancing at Howden ČKD because ... Howden always satisfy balancing quality with very good support before, during and after HSB, and offer flexibility with changes in time schedule

Mr. Peter Mieslinger , TGM Kanis Station



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