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balance wheel

[′bal·əns ‚wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A wheel which governs or stabilizes the movement of a mechanism.
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October 19, 2015: The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) bans smart balance wheels in all the shopping malls in Dubai.
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A second machine included a remontoire and was similar to the first and submitted four years later but thethird didn't appear until 1757, as it was far more complicated, including a compensation curb that automatically adjusted two large balance wheels to maintain accuracy.
It is important to balance wheels over 10 inches before they are mounted on a machine.