HINES INDUSTRIES

Balancing Solutions for Manufacturing Excellence

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Company

35 Years providing leading edge balancing equipment to Fortune 500 companies

Hines Industries holds an impressive client list across the industries it serves. Hines balancing equipment can be found at the manufacturing plants of the major domestic and international automakers, automotive component companies, aftermarket businesses (driveshaft, crankshaft, brakes, tires, etc.), aerospace companies (jet engine turbines), ag equipment industry leaders, military installations, and in the shops of auto industry racing greats. Countless other industrial facilities also rely on Hines balancers in production and rebuilding processes. For example Hines machines exist in over 100 pump impeller manufacturing and rebuilding plants world-wide. And Hines holds numerous patents demonstrating it's leadership in the balancing industry.

History

Hines Industries, an American balancing machine manufacturer, with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was founded in 1979 by Gordon Hines. Gordon began his career designing driveshaft balancing machines for the automotive industry in the 1960s. His work quickly spread to producing balancers for the high-performance race car environment, where the company now holds over 80% of the market.

It was also during the 1960s that Hines recognized the need for operator-friendly balancing machines that could be utilized for a multitude of applications beyond race car engines. His initial expansion was to design balancers that would serve the needs of pump impeller manufacturers. The resulting products were pre-calibrated, rapid-cycle machines with quick-change tooling and holding brakes that allowed balance correction of workpieces while still mounted on the balancers.

The evolution of computer-aided technology, and automated features for correction and manipulation of work pieces has propelled Hines into an ever expanding environment of applications. And these along with other innovations will enable Hines to meet the expanding needs of clients in the future.