Hunter SmartWeight Wheel Balancing machine
The Hunter Smartweight technology addresses both the static forces - "shake" as well as the couple forces - "shimmy".
Some of the benefits of using the Smartweight Balancer are:
- Faster balancing providing a single correction to 2 planes simultaneously.
- Less wheel weights used.
- Fewer comebacks.
This makes 1st Alignment Centre an excellent choice for all your wheel balancing needs. Traditional balancing:
Traditional balancing methods have several deficiencies. The first is applying a fixed correction weight tolerance regardless of the weight location chosen. The second limitation is that this assumes the same importance for both static and couple imbalance forces.

With most wheel assemblies this tolerance is too loose for static imbalance and too tight for couple imbalance. This can result in excessive residual static force remaining creating vibration related complaints.
SmartWeight balancing:
SmartWeight balancing evaluates static and couple forces independently, applies separate limits, and then computes corrections weights based on vibration force reduction, not fixed weight tolerances. Each limit is based on the amount of force needed to induce noticeable vibration in the wheel assembly.

Using the WeightSaver™ feature, SmartWeight balancing minimizes the amount of weight required and applies correction weights only when a force exceeds the limit that will cause a noticeable vibration. A more effective dynamic balance is also automatically achieved.