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OLi

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What is the cost in a balancing machine?
I had a customer in a hurry so I did charge accordingly and with a 800 Kg rotor, overhung we were 2 people and I still think we will not do it differently if we do it. We also had to arrange a driving adapter and balancing weights incl. work on the rotor. He dumped the rotor in the yard in the evening and wanted it back the day after and that didn't happen it could have with some planning but w/o it didn't.
He now "checked prices" and found someone that would do it for USD 400:- startup and USD 93:- per hour balancing.
Do you have similar levels? I didn't do the work for that price level even 4 years ago on the same rotor and then it was for a workshop we worked for 30 years that gives work every year so they have the best price. I just find it interesting to compare prices if you have a reference.

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In my past company, they use to charge 400USD for a medium size machine up to 500kg, fans, electric rotors, etc, for larger ir was 1000USD a day.
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Interesting, Thank's. Does that include adapters and drilling out weights or whatever needed? Some I worked for even charged for the iron welded as weights and that may be a bit much maybe.
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but in my country inflation and money is different, 400 usd is 1.5x minimum wage, 1 monthly rent house in the city, a school teacher wage.

some other stuff had different pricing, for example steam turbines and turbocompressors.
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True, balancing is normally mainly a cost of the machine hour or the operator hour depending on where you are.
I have some price on balancing of standard fans in east of us here and it do reflect the difference in salary basically.
So in that country std fan up to 100-200 Kg is €30 single plane, €130 std. balancing and €150-180 for special cases.
It may be a minimal price for standard sort of volume balancing but reflect something maybe.
So yes the customer may look at shipping the rotor somewhere else, then he is not in such a hurry and shipping is cheap.

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