I have a swing arm casting machine and it has weights on one end. I
presume to counter balance the load on the other end when you cast.
How do you know how many weights to put on that end of the machine.
I'm getting some big vibrations when casting bigger loads of metal.
is there a way to balance this thing some
This is why I love my Neycraft!!! I had a swing arm years ago and
my father-in-law didn't get the balancing concept and due to the
wrong balance, ended up bending the turning shaft resulting in what
we named the "duck and run" method of casting - the flask would fly
out of the cradle, shoot by your head and land across the room. Not
recommended!!!! So, as you can imagine, Balancing is very
important especially with the swing arm type, after you have loaded
the flask and crucible, adjust the weights so that both sides are
level, like a teeter-totter that is balanced evenly.