SB-5500 Controller for grinding wheel balancers
Grinding wheel balancers: Schmitt Europe Ltd.
Component of the SBS Automatic Balancing System

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dedicated computer controller for SBS balancers

The SB-5500 series are the latest fully automatic balancing controllers from SBS - succeeding the older SB-4500 series. The range features all-digital electronics and reduced frame size of modular type construction. This allows up to four balancers and/or AEMS acoustic emission monitoring systems to be run from one controller. This is very useful when machines are clustered in close proximity in a Kaizan type grinding cell, or when a grinding machine has two or more grinding spindles. True dual-plane balancing is also available for machines with twin wheels on a single spindle.

Driven by input from grinding machine OEMs, it is the first balancer and gap-crash system to offer Chinese language firmware. Advanced CNC interfacing options come as standard, and these include Profibus, Ethernet and USB. More traditional 25-pin D-sub hardwire interfacing is still included, and this mimics the SB-4500 unit making a machine upgrade to SB-5500 electronics straightforward and quick.

The SB-5500 has a large, visually pleasing colour TFT screen, meaning machine events can be seen easily with the option to be connected remotely. Flush mounting for a remote keypad is now available.

Features and specification

  • 4 Balancing or AEMS Acoustic Emission gap-crash systems can be fitted to one controller


  • All-digital electronics
  • Fast, accurate wheel balancing to 0.02 microns (grinding machine dependent)


  • Vibration Spectrum Scan firmware included as standard
  • CNC/ PLC communication via Ethernet TCP/IP, USB 2.0, Profibus DP or Hardwire


  • Colour TFT display 480 x 272 pixels [95mm x 53.86mm]
  • Rack mounted, flush panel mounted or HMI display running on grinder CNC software


  • Displays Displacement or Velocity (microns pk-pk or mm/s) and RPM of spindle
  • Multi-voltage 100-240VAC or 21-28VDC power supply


  • Multi-language firmware – English, German, Chinese, Russian, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish
  • Suitable for Grit, CBN and Diamond wheels 150mm – 1800mm diameter 300 – 30,000rpm


  • Vibration Display Repeatability

6000 RPM                             ± 1% @ 5.0μm

300 – 30,000 RPM              ± 2% @ 50:1 signal to noise

  • Vibration Display Accuracy


6000 RPM                             ± 2% @ 5.0μm
300 – 30,000 RPM              ± 4% @ 50:1 signal to noise

  • Auto-Balance Resolution


0.02 microns displacement @ 6000 RPM

  • Vibration Filter


Custom digital filter has bandwidth ± 3% of measurement RPM

  • Certification and Environmental


ETL and CE certified
Pollution degree 2
Installation category II
IP54, NEMA 12
Environmental temperature range +5˚ to + 55˚C







SB-5500 Controller for grinding wheel balancers
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