Investment in cutting-edge thermography technology

We are thrilled to announce that we have invested in cutting-edge thermography technology as an addition to our standard service and provide even greater value to our customers. Thermography allows us to detect heat patterns and potential issues with unmatched precision and efficiency. Here’s how our technology benefits you: Non-Invasive Inspections: Conduct thorough evaluations without […]

Expanding our sub-contract balancing division

To start off 2024, we are pleased to welcome Neil Turner who has joined CEMB Hofmann UK’s sub-contract balancing division.  Neil will be joining the highly skilled team, offering an expert service, reduced lead time and increasing our 24hr breakdown service capability.   He has an extensive background within the manufacturing and heavy engineering industry.  With a […]

Our horizontal axis hard-bearing balancing machines (Z series)

The Z series of standard horizontal balancers is our comprehensive range of precision hard bearing machines. All machines can be supplied with either belt, cardan drives or a combination of both, as pictured on one of our most popular machines, the ZB750. Options available Bed extensions, roller carriages, B or C class guarding, assisted balancing […]

World leading manufacturer invests in dynamic balancing machine

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of separating decanter systems for the chemical, food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors has invested in a ZB3000/G/GV horizontal balancing machine from CEMB Hofmann UK. The engineering company’s portfolio of services includes advanced process technology that enhances the sustainability and efficiency of production processes plus component supply and support services. […]

Industrial repair specialist boosts in-house balancing capability

An industrial electro-mechanical repair specialist based in the North West of England will shortly be taking delivery of a ZB20 horizontal balancing machine from CEMB Hofmann UK. The new balancing machine has been ordered due to significant growth in demand for the company’s electric motor repair services. Once installed, the ZB20 will be utilised to […]

Heavy component machining company takes dynamic balancing in-house

A heavy engineering company based in the North East of England, specialising in component machining for the defence, renewable power, nuclear and marine industries, has invested in an ZB4500 horizontal balancing machine from CEMB Hofmann UK. Due to approved supplier status with defence contracts and a world-leading mechanical power transmission brand, the company experienced increased […]

The most comprehensive balancing service in the UK

Based in Manchester, we are the UK’s sales and service centre for CEMB S.p.A. and Hofmann Maschinen – und Anlagenbau GmbH. As engineers ourselves, we understand the challenges faced by manufacturers and the supply chain in keeping production downtime to a minimum. Which is why we have worked hard over the years to offer the […]

Meet the team – Keith Jeffery, service engineer

After joining us after leaving school, Keith has developed into a highly skilled and competent technician and is a vital asset to our service team. As part of the team he installs, commissions, repairs and services a wide range of dynamic balancing machines ranging from standard measuring machines up to fully automatic systems integrated into […]

Seven-year aviation contract balancing relationship continues

Our seven-year working relationship with an aviation maintenance and engineering company continues to go from strength to strength following the completion of their latest contract balancing project. The company, based in the south east of England, engaged with us in 2015 to look after their dynamic balancing requirements. To date we have balanced a variety […]

SMMT membership highlights importance of automotive sector

CEMB Hofmann UK has joined the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. Seen as the voice of the UK motor industry supporting and promoting its members’ interests, the SMMT currently represents more than 800 companies. Its membership base covers every aspect of […]

International leader installs horizontal balancing machine

We’ve recently completed the installation of a ZB300 dynamic balancing machine for an international leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of fluid-flow equipment. Installation and training were completed in March 2022 and the new machine is now being used to balance impellers used in firefighting equipment. Offering fast and accurate horizontal axis dynamic balancing, […]

Horizontal machine range delivers reduced footprint and improved ergonomics

One of our best-selling portfolios of horizontal balancing machines, the ZB50 to ZB300 range, has been redesigned and reengineered to offer a smaller physical footprint and an improved ergonomic design. Previous models from the range feature a large control cabinet that is located next to the machine. Old machine configuration: This has been replaced with […]

Balancing machine upgraded following 28 years of service

An Ireland based agricultural machine components and general engineering specialist has upgraded its horizontal balancing machine following 28 years of service. The company, based in County Tipperary, took advantage of one of CEMB Hofmann UK’s specialist upgrade kits, specifically developed for older balancing machines where spare parts may have become obsolete. The specialist upgrade package […]

Comprehensive contract balancing service for the pump industry

The pump manufacturing industry is a vital one for our business and one that we are committed to, something that is reflected in our membership of the British Pump Manufactures Association (BPMA). With our locally based teams of engineers and technical staff, we are well placed to service the dynamic balancing needs of pump manufacturers […]

Agricultural machine manufacturer installs horizontal balancing machine

A Northern Ireland based agricultural machine manufacturer, D Tec Engineering (NI) LTD, has invested in a ZB750 TC/GV belt drive horizontal balancing machine from CEMB Hoffmann UK. Based in Clogher, County Tyrone, D Tec Engineering (NI) LTD is a family run company, specialising in the design, manufacture and repair of augers and flair head mulcher […]

The benefits of sub-contracting your dynamic balancing requirements

If you decide to undertake dynamic balancing in-house, then you’ll need to identify which machines and equipment are critical to you and then ensure you have the skills to operate and manage the process. For some companies, having the ability to dynamically balance in-house is not an option due to lack of skills or unavailability […]

Ongoing turbo machine training key to premium service

The turbo, high speed machine from CEMB Hofmann UK is just a small part of the company’s portfolio, but an important one that requires specialist knowledge to install, calibrate and maintain. In order to keep our skills up-to-date, one of our engineers recently completed a four-week course. as part of our Continual Professional Development (CPD) […]

Proactive vibration analysis in the manufacturing environment

Like us, your manufacturing machines and equipment have a pulse. And also like us, the older they get the more likely they are to suffer from wear and tear and potentially chronic health, which can lead to poor performance. But by monitoring the health of your production line, you will reap many benefits and head […]

The importance of balancing in manufacturing quality control

Setting up a manufacturing facility takes a great deal of planning, design, build and testing, not to mention investment. From engineering and prototyping to fabrication, finishing, assembly and inspection, there’s a great deal to consider. So once operational, every aspect needs to run smoothly to achieve a return on investment with long term reliability, efficiency […]

CEMB Hofmann UK renews AEMT membership

CEMB Hofmann UK has renewed its membership of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) for another year, highlighting the importance of the sector to the company. With over 60% of industry’s power being used by electric motors, the membership renewal reflects the company’s commitment to an association that plays a leading role in […]

How we solve the puzzle of your dynamic balancing challenges

Getting to know and understand our customers’ dynamic balancing challenges is a key strategic objective for us as a business. Why? Because we understand the vital role that dynamic balancing plays in your manufacturing operation and by understanding your exact issues, we can deliver a much better product and service. The benefits that we can […]

Sean enhances customer support for dynamic balancing company

Sean Bromley (49) has been appointed as Area Sales Manager for the east of England at CEMB Hofmann UK. Taking up the role in August 2021, he joins an established team of sales, engineering and technical support experts and is responsible for not only advising and building close working relationships with existing customers, but also […]

What should you look for in your dynamic balancing partner?

Optimising manufacturing efficiency, minimising machinery downtime and enhancing the lifespan of components. When you think about it dynamic balancing is a vital part of your manufacturing operation, so picking the right partner is crucial. If you choose the wrong option, your operation could be seriously compromised. On the other hand, if you find a partner […]

BPMA membership highlights commitment to pump manufacturers

In a move aligned with the company’s commitment to the pump manufacturing industry, CEMB Hofmann has now joined the trade association, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA). A member of the European Association of Pump Manufacturers (Europump) itself, the BPMA represents the business interests of suppliers of liquid pumps and related equipment in the UK […]

The N330 – our latest portable vibrometer and balancer

The handheld N330 is our latest dual-channel, portable balancing vibrometer and machine analyser. As a handheld device it is designed to enable engineers to identify vibration issues in the most convenient manner and pursue a proactive, preventative maintenance routine to limit production downtime and extend machine life. Applicable across multiple sectors and applications, the N330 […]

The ZBK200 automatic balancing machine for crankshafts

Overview Our ZBK200 machine is specifically designed to automatically achieve all the required tasks for the balancing of crankshafts up to a maximum weight of 200 kgs. In addition to offering unbalancing measuring, balancing optimisation is achieved by distributing the correction over several planes to achieve the best results. The ZBK200 also runs checks to […]

Our service promise gives us a clear focus

Our Service Promise sits at the heart of what we do as a business and give us a clear focus as to how we can best meet your needs. It is our commitment to you that we will do all that we can to support your balancing requirements to help you and your business flourish. […]

Keeping steam and diesel locomotives on the right track

A leading steam and diesel locomotive engineer, Riley & Son (E) Ltd, has installed a dynamic horizontal balancing machine from CEMB Hofmann UK to balance railway wheel sets. Based in Heywood, Greater Manchester, Riley & Son (E) Ltd offers a complete range of locomotive and component overhaul, repair and replacement services including boiler and mechanical […]

CEMB Hofmann UK awarded ISO9001-2015 reaccreditation

CEMB Hofmann UK’s ISO9001:2015 accreditation has been re-issued following a successful assessment of business procedures and an audit of the company’s Quality Management System. First awarded to the company in 2000, ISO9001-2015 is an internationally-recognised standard for quality management and acts as a clear blueprint for CEMB Hofmann UK’s internal efficiency and effectiveness. The audit […]

Di-Spark invests in horizontal balancer from CEMB Hofmann UK

One of the world’s leading precision machining companies, Di-Spark, has invested in a ZBT02 horizontal dynamic balancing machine from CEMB Hoffmann UK. Based in Horndean, Hampshire, Di-Spark operates around the clock, manufacturing world-class aerospace components for its global customer base, including parts and sub-assemblies. As a result of Di-Spark’s investment, the company is now able […]

Safety is top of the agenda with SafeContractor accreditation

CEMB Hofmann UK has proven its commitment to health & safety in the workplace with the award of the Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation. A Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSiP) accreditation and PAS91 aligned contractor scheme that is independently validated, the accreditation proves that CEMB Hofmann UK is fully compliant with all the latest legislation relating to […]

Your perfect partner for sub-contract balancing

Our knowledge and expertise gained from designing and manufacturing dynamic balancing machines is available to our customers via our sub-contract balancing service. A vital part of our comprehensive dynamic balancing offering, the most comprehensive in the UK, our sub-contract balancing service offers our customers the opportunity to cover any capacity or capability constraints. Our state-of-the-art […]

The VP 100/UFA Vertical Balancing Machine

Overview Our VP100/UFA Automatic balancing machine is from our comprehensive vertical range. With a capacity of up to 100 kg it is a vertical axis balancing machine equipped with a vertical axis drilling unit moving on two sliding guides and controlled axes. The drilling unit spindle feed is automatically operated and the unbalance removal is […]

The ZB750 Horizontal Balancing Machine

Our ZB750 balancing machine is from our comprehensive horizontal range and one of our most popular. The machine can be supplied with either belt or cardan drives or a combination of both as pictured. Options available Bed extensions, roller carriages, B or C class guarding, assisted balancing software including drilling – milling – FFT, whip […]

Comprehensive training the key to superior balancing service

CEMB Hofmann UK has always taken its commitment to training very seriously and its team of UK-based service engineers is no exception. The engineers are a key part of the company’s dynamic balancing offering, the most comprehensive in the UK, covering machine supply, support services, parts supply and sub-contract balancing. Offering an expert service and […]

Turbo Your Wheel & Shaft Balancing

CEMB Hofmann’s Turbine Wheel & Shaft Automatic Machine is a turbo balancing machine. Automatically detect unbalance and correct by grinding on two planes, the machine designed specifically for Turbine Wheel & Shaft ensures unbalance can be quickly identified and resolved. A dedicated, specific software performs the analysis of the load generated by the unbalance and […]

New Turbine Wheel & Shaft Measuring Machine

Dedicated to innovation, CEMB Hofmann has built on its successful turbo assembly balancing machines to develop a new measuring machine for Turbine Shaft and Wheel. The unbalance measuring machine for Turbine Shaft & Wheel makes it possible to automatically detect unbalance on two planes. How it works The machine’s dedicated, specific software performs the analysis […]

Next Generation Portable Vibration Analysis

CEMB Hofmann brings you the new N130 – state-of-the-art portable vibration analysis. This portable vibration analysis instrument is easy-to-use, fast and rugged. N130 vibration analysis provides you with: Vibrometer High resolution FFT Machine analysis Bearing status BOOK YOUR DEMO WITH CEMB HOFMANN TODAY.

Case study: Greenwood Forest Products

“Having been in business since 1973, I have had access to over 1,000 electrical contractors on site over those years. Your engineer is the first to tick every box. 11/10, amazing job done, can’t thank him enough.” Richard McClure, Owner, Greenwood Forest Products CEMB Hofmann was called to Greenwood Forest Products in Sheffield to conduct a Vibration Analysis […]

Tackling Manufacturing Quality by Reducing Vibration

Quality is at the heart of all production processes, as the manufacturing sector faces squeezed profit margins and fierce competition. Yet, delivery of quality time-after-time can only be achieved by a programme of machinery maintenance and understanding of the impact that this has on the quality of the production output. One contributing factor is the […]

Minimise Production Downtime with On-Site Balancing & Vibration Monitoring

Reducing the downtime of machinery is essential to maximise efficiency and production in your plant. Yet routine or emergency maintenance still significantly affecting loss of production. For large installations and where maintenance dictates, CEMB Hofmann UK offers an on-site dynamic balancing service from experienced engineers using our own portable balancing equipment. These portable devices can […]

Driving Balancing Automation for Electric Motors

The Dynamic balancing machine model ZB20TCA has an advanced robot process that builds automation to ensure that precision is achieved. A two-plane horizontal balancing machine, the ZB20TCA has been designed so the rotor is transferred to the correction station by a robot that manipulates the rotors, so that weights can be added to both planes […]

Robust balancing machine corrects unbalance

Machine: Dynamic balancing installation Model: ZB5TCGV CEMB Hofmann dynamic balancing installation ZB5TCGV is a standard two plane horizontal balancing machine with a belt drive system. This machine plays an integral part of the production process for correcting unbalance in rotary engines. Fitted with piezo transducers for measuring unbalance, this hard bearing dynamic balancing machine replaces […]

Delivering balancing excellence to agricultural firms

Industrial use: Agricultural Machine: Dynamic balancing machine Model: ZB4500GGV Installed for agricultural applications, CEMB Hofmann dynamic balancing machine model ZB4500GGV replaces an existing installation. Capable of balancing rotors from 160mm to six metres in length, the innovative balancing machine is supplied with a telescopic reinforced safety guard and two zero speed interlocks, which prevents the […]

Robust rotor balancing adds capacity

Industrial use: Rotor balancing Machine: Dynamic balancing machine Model: ZB4500TCGGV Increasing capacity to 6000 Kg for symmetrical rotor assemblies and 3000 Kg for rotor assemblies measured in the overhung position, the dynamic balancing machine model ZB4500TCGGV replaces an existing machine. This standard two plane horizontal balancing machine is fitted with both belt and end drive […]

Full traceability and identification for automotive production

Industrial use: Automotive components Machine: Dynamic balancing machine Model: VEBK 50 UO-A Automotive components production process enhanced with installation of Cemb Hoffmann’s dynamic balancing machine, model VEBK 50 UO-A. The standard two plane vertical balancing machine offers reassurance with a built-in correction unit. The machine is fitted with a horizontal drilling unit that is mounted […]

Increasing capacity for pump maintenance & motor repairs

Industrial use: Pump maintenance and electric motor repairs Machine: Dynamic balancing machine Model: ZB2000 TCGV Installed for pump maintenance and electric motor repairs, CEMB’s dynamic balancing machine replaces an existing installation. This has increased capacity to 3000 Kg and 1500 Kg for overhung rotors. The dynamic balancing machine is simply calibrated by adding the geometrical […]