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Balancing machine for medium and heavy duty drive shafts (150kg) Cardano - Schenck Italia

  • Compact design
  • Minimum space requirement
  • Ergonomic operating concept
  • High level of productivity due to short change-over times
  • Extremely high measuring accuracy
  • State-of-the-art welding technology
  • Fast and easy set-up of machine


  • Machine bed with integrated control cabinets and safety housing
  • Fixed left-hand pedestal with integrated servo-drive unit for balancing spindle
  • Right-hand pedestal, manually positioned
  • Integrated safety catches and part rests for comfortable drive shaft loading
  • Manuel weld guns, position-monitored
  • State-of-the-art measuring and control device CAB950 with intuitive operating concept
Application area
Cardano was specifically designed for balancing of medium and heavy duty drive shafts typically found in commercial vehicles. The main challenge was to combine a wide range of different types of drive shafts with small production batches.
Cardano is used in manufacturing one- and two-piece drive shafts. Change-over from one type to another is easily done within a minimum of time.
Unbalance compensation is achieved by means of manually operated weld guns. Ergonomic features like pneumatically enforced movements make it easy-to-handle.
characteristic features

Space-saving single-unit design with integrated measuring and drive controls

Functional and ergonomic design of machine

Pneumatically operated precision clamp tooling for excellent measurement accuracy

Automatic measurement process for a wide range of measurement speed

Type-specific set-up and monitoring of compensation areas for precise unbalance compensation

State-of-the-art measuring and controls technology for easy handling of complex balancing processes and precise calculations of unbalance correction

Convenient loading and unloading of drive shafts thanks to narrow loading width and integrated part rests

High safety standards such as design according to DIN ISO 21940-23, integrated safety catches, vibration monitoring control, light curtains


Technical data
Data at a glance    Cardano 
Rotor weight  [kg]  15 to 150 
Tube Diameter  [mm]  55 to 170 
Max. rotor length  [mm]  3000 
Width, depth, height  [mm]  5900, 1750, 1600 
Power supply    400V / 3Ph / 50 / 60 Hz 
Balancing speed (continuously variable)  [rpm]  1200 - 4000 
Welding technology  [mm]  medium frequency, 20 kA max. induction current 
Drive type    servo drive 
Paint  [mm]  RAL 7035 (light grey), RAL 7024 (graphite grey) 
CAB 950 with touchscreen operation     
Comprehensive clamp tool program     
Test standard with test weights     
Center bearing pedestal     
Second medium-frequency weld gun     
480 VAC power supply     
Automatic prompting of flips     
Adaptor for air-actuated clamp tools     
Router for remote diagnostics