Internal combustion engines use turbochargers as a way to output more power. Some turbocharger impellers can reach speeds up to 300,000 rpm.
Unbalance at high speed generates vibration that will not only reduce the engine performance, but may eventually cause permanent damage to the whole system. Needless to say, turbo balancing machines are important in maintenance activities for turbocharger systems to work in optimal conditions.
- Dr. M. David Howard
- Erbessd Instruments