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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.
With the upcoming holiday season, we expect many passengers to be carrying gifts for their loved ones including the popular smart balance wheels.
It is a good thing that parks allow children to ride on the smart balance wheels," said Peter, who was with his two sons at the Museum of Islamic Art park Friday afternoon.
Since then concerns over safety have caused a ban on smart balance wheels in malls.
Today, 3 Hz balances are still in use among more traditional watchmakers, but 4 Hz (28,800 beats per hour) balance wheels are most common.
There is still the idea of motion being measured, but instead of hairsprings and balance wheels, what's being measured is the absorption spectroscopy of cold atoms oscillating in atomic fountains.
Check for uneven tyre wear which might mean steering misalignment or out of balance wheels
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.
Alloys are also used for bearings, strings, and balance wheels in watches.