Patent Number: 6,168,734

Title: Method for balancing a centrifugal fan

Abstract: A method for dynamically balancing a centrifugal blower fan wheel is disclosed. The method includes the steps of determining an amount and location of change in the fan inlet ring of the blower wheel which is required to balance the blower wheel. Once this determination is made, the radial thickness of the inlet ring is increased at a predetermined location to provide the proper amount of balance to the blower wheel. A mold is described for accomplishing this method.

Inventors: Botros; Monier Bibawy (Troy, MI)

Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: F04D 29/28 (20060101); F04D 29/66 (20060101); G01M 1/00 (20060101); G01M 1/32 (20060101); B29C 033/00 (); F01D 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018