Our gimbal balance machines are highly sensitive measuring instruments used to achieve state-of-the-art static balance of devices such as missile guidance systems for defense and airborne sensors and cameras for industry. They measure the "unbalance", or lack of stabilization, of a gimbal about each of its own axes of rotation to better than 0.1 g-cm.
Raptor Scientific gimbal balance machines measure the unbalance of a gimbal about each of its own axes of rotation within tolerances smaller than 0.1 g-cm. These unique systems simultaneously measure the CG location for each pivoting assembly of the gimbal. In order to achieve simultaneous measurement, the gimbaled sensor is mounted on the machine so that the axes of the gimbal are in a vertical plane and each axis is oriented at 45 degrees from the horizontal. The gimbal is then rotated to four positions and the change of CG position is detected. Once the gimbal is perfectly balanced, its CG will not move as the gimbal is rotated about its own axes.