What are Counteract Balancing Beads and how do they work?
Counteract Balancing Beads are small, coated glass spheres that use centrifugal force and inertia to balance the wheel assembly for the tire's lifetime. They do not cause damage to the tire's inner liner, and ambient moisture does not affect the product's performance due to its special coating.
How Counteract Tire Balancing Works
The beads are distributed around the tire as it begins to roll, through centrifugal force. As the centrifugal force increases, the heavy spot pulls up and down on the suspension, making the beads move in the opposite direction of the downward and upward motion, through inertia. The beads continue to migrate until the complete wheel assembly is balanced.
Benefits of Counteract Balancing Beads
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Heavy vibration for extended periods of time is one of the leading causes of maintenance issues. On average it takes 10-12 minutes to balance a transport truck tire with wheel weights. Using Counteract, it only takes the time needed to mount the tire.
Increased Tire Life
Counteract Balancing Beads reduces rolling resistance of the tire up to 18%. This in turn, reduces tire wear. When a tire and complete wheel assembly is properly balanced, on average Counteract is known to increase tire life by at least 30%.
Reduced Vibration when Towing
There is more to balance than just the tire and wheel. Counteracts unique technology will also balance everything rotating on the axle end including the brake drum and hub, while readjusting itself on the go when experiencing new and changing out of balance conditions. Something wheel weights cannot do.
Improved fuel economy
Counteract is the only balancing product in the world proven to increase fuel economy. Counteract has demonstrated savings of at least 2.2% in two separate SAE J1321 and TMC RP-1102 Type II Fuel Tests. You can download the tests here: www.cbbtests.com
Counteract is manufactured from recycled tempered glass, utilizing minimal new raw materials. The beads are 99.9% glass with a special coating that allows them to repel and resist moisture. Lead weights commonly fall of the rim while driving damaging the surrounding environment, where counteract remains inside the for the life of the tire.
Advantages Over Lead Weight Machine Balancing
Counteract Balancing Beads balance for the complete life of the tire due to their ability to readjust the balanced position as required… something lead weights are unable to do. Counteract balances the complete wheel assembly in all wheel positions on the trailer. Counteract is protected from road hazards and obstructions inside the tire and will not fall off as lead weights can do ... saving the environment from the problems caused by external wheel weights.