Drive Line Balancers

DL500Drive Shaft Balancing Machine (DL)

The Hines Driveshaft Balancer utilizes rugged hard bearing suspension that gives high sensitivity and permanent calibration. Part set-up and balancer operation are streamlined with menu-driven screens. Part changeover time is fast with Hines' precision balanced chucks. Hines' unique concrete base structure creates repeatability which has become an industry leader!

Drive Shaft Balancing Machine Features

The drive shaft balancing machine is a dynamic balancing machine that can measure in a single-plane or two-planes to correct for force and couple unbalance. It is typically used for long, shaft and spindle type rotors.

baseDModular Basis

The standard Hines system comes with two eight foot bases. Additional bases are available to accommodate longer shaft applications.

Balancing Instrumentation

The Hines Balancer uses proprietary software developed by Hines Industries. The software in conjunction with leading edge electronics provides a system that is fast, accurate and easy to use.


At the push of a button the operator can switch between two and three plane balance options. Additional screens display runout which shows amount and angle.

Industrial PC With Flat Panel Display

The industrial PC turns your balancer into an information center allowing you to accurately balance a variety of driveshafts. On-screen menu system is user-friendly for operator ease of us. Large characters are displayed on a high resolution Flat Panel display. The standard PC specification includes:

  • Windows 7 or 10Drivelinewithwelder
  • USB Ports 
  • Industrial Touch Screen (Keyboard Provided)
  • Catalog to store and quickly recall setups
  • Internal ethernet card 10/100/1000

Welding Equipment

Once the shaft is within runout tolerance the operator can begin the welding process. The balancer is equipped with an adjustable speed motor control that drives the spindle for the welding operation. The correct welding rotation speed is vital for proper weld. A copper strap is used to ground the shaft during welding.

The welding equipment package includes a portable welding gun holder that can be moved quickly from end to end (welder is customer supplied.)

Includes two weld gun brackets which are permanently mounted to the base. The rack system allows adjustment in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Designed for straight guns only.

The rack system offers additional flexibility for higher volume facilities. (welder is customer supplied)

Runout Sensors


It is critical to correct the runout before correcting unbalance. Reducing the runout in a driveshaft is crucial to achieving a smooth-running driveshaft. Hines has made this process fast, accurate and easy with two non-contact runout sensors. The computer then displays the amount and angle found at each sensor. 

Balance Reports

BalancereportHines reporting software allows you to create customized reports that can be sent to customers. Reports can be generated for a single part or jobs. Customize your report with your company’s title, address, phone number, email, and company logo. This information only needs to be entered once.  The operator can customize the font and color by setting these fields to the required choice. You are able to print and/or save the report. If printing, you are able to set the number of copies and see a print preview. If saving the report, you are able to select the location the report will be saved and then you can email your report to your customer. 


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Customer Showcase

"Prior to getting the first 2 Hines balancers, we liked the interface on our 2 competitor Y balancers but we had to recomp every 15 minutes. We found out the Hines balancers are the best of them all by far. We have purchased additional Hines balancers since them. We rarely need any service. When service has been required, Hines has taken care of us."

Jack, Founder, Hessaire Products

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