Compensation balance


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a kind of balance wheel for a timepiece. The rim is usually made of two different metals having different expansibility under changes of temperature, so arranged as to counteract each other and preserve uniformity of movement.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For example, in the animal kingdom the physiologist has observed that no creatures are favorites, but a certain compensation balances every gift and every defect.
Dieter Conzelmann, Director of Industry Solutions at Bizerba: "This speed is possible due to the use of an electromagnet compensation balance, among other things.
The machine is highly accurate and weight checks by electromagnetic force compensation balance, which makes high measuring accuracy possible.
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