For over 25 years Innovators West has produced high quality SFI 18.1 certified harmonic balancers right here in the United States with all American components.
With a standard all aluminum case design for lower reciprocating weight, stress-proof steel hub and 1040 steel internal inertia rings for outstanding durability, Innovators West Balancers are a great investment for your street or race vehicle.
Inside the light weight billet aluminum cover is a free floating wet friction clutch pack assembly that utilizes spring loaded inertia rings to dampen crankshaft harmonics over a wide RPM range. The rings work in conjunction with clutches to provide outstanding dampening action. That action does generate some heat, and we use a small amount of fluid inside that acts as a lubricant as well as dissipates heat to the outer body.
A wide range of features are available, some of our options include:
We also offer speciality services such as custom design balancers for special applications, ring gear lightening and REM polishing. Don't hesitate to give us a call, or contact us by email if you have some questions or if we can help you in any way with your application.
The two terms, damper and balancer, are often confused and are often used interchangeably. The function of a damper is to absorb and dampen the vibrations created by the engine from the firing pulses of the combustion process.
A balancer is used in conjunction with the crankshaft and flywheel to balance the rotating assembly of the motor. While all of our harmonic balancers are dampers, the correct use of the word would only be technically correct for those used on externally balanced motors that have an external bolted on weight. Regardless of the technical aspect, since everyone calls them "balancers" we do as well.