American Hofmann Corporation

American Hofmann Corporation

American Hofmann Corporation is a design and production facility of balancing machines in Lynchburg, VA USA. American Hofmann balancing machines cover a wide range of sizes & applications -- from simple bench-top models to fully automatic, multi-station measuring & correction systems, & portable field balancers. American Hofmann serves the automotive, electric motor, turbocharger, gas turbine, airline, digital media, pump, oil and gas, medical, textile, nuclear, military, & environmental industries, among others. Standard balancing machines include vertical, side-spindle, and horizontal balancers for rotor diameters from 0.3 mm to greater than 4 meters, & weights from 50 mg to 40 tons. We specialize in custom balancing machines designed for unique applications. Balancing services include contract balancing, balancing machine upgrades & retrofits, rotor analysis, training, & financing.

Company details

3700 Cohen Place , Lynchburg , Virginia 24501 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

Considered the world leader in numerous balancing applications, Hofmann has designed and produced balancing systems for over 80 years. Our expertise is integrated into solutions for our customers in all industries around the world.

By contacting Hofmann, you access unequaled balancing knowledge and experience. You and your customers receive a balancing quality solution that only the original Hofmann group can offer.

The Hofmann Brothers formed Gebrueder Hofmann in Darmstadt, Germany in 1931, anticipating that balancing would play a crucial role in manufacturing industries. Specializing in the design and manufacture of dynamic balancing machines, they developed the first automatic balancing machine to operate with resonance. As Hofmann´s successes in balancing multiplied, the company expanded its factory and business.

Currently, the Hofmann Balancing Group includes two design and production facilities, along with worldwide support personnel to serve its global business:

  • American Hofmann Corporation was founded in 1961 in New Jersey by Dionys Hofmann, son of one of the original Hofmann Brothers. In 1974 the company moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, which is now its corporate design, manufacturing, sales, and service headquarters
  • Hofmann Mess-und Auswuchttechnik moved into a new production facility in Pfungstadt, Germany in 1997. That same year, Hofmann acquired the balancing division of Krauss Maffei AG, as well as the assets of Reutlinger, another world-renowned balancing company.
  • Hofmann and its agents maintain key facilities around the world to fully support our products and customers.

Balance can be the difference between the success and failure of your business. That´s why it´s important—no, it is essential—to choose the right balancing company. Hofmann is known for our quality, as well as for quick, expert customer service and support.

Bringing years of experience and invention into the modern world of balancing, Hofmann does not simply produce balancing machines... we engineer intelligent balancing solutions. The result:  a high-quality product for your specific industry and application, backed by excellent worldwide service and support.

American Hofmann balancing machines cover a wide range of sizes and applications, but all the machines have one thing in common... they are designed around the needs of our customers. Our modern factory in Lynchburg, Virginia houses American Hofmann´s design, engineering, manufacturing, and sales teams. We support our customers with sales and service bases across the USA and around the world.

American Hofmann balancing machines range from simple bench-top models to complex, fully automatic measuring and correction systems. We serve the automotive, electric motor, turbocharger, gas turbine, airline, digital media, pump, oil and gas, medical, nuclear, military, textile, and environmental industries.

Standard Balancing Machines. Our standard balancing machines include vertical, side-spindle, and horizontal balancers with optional correction systems. PC-based instrumentation offers both standard and optional balancing features with custom appications and multi-language options available. Hofmann portable field balancers enable you to measure both vibration and unbalance, onsite in real operating conditions.

Custom-Designed Balancing Machines and Systems. American Hofmann is recognized globally as the leader in custom-designed balancing machines and systems for unique applications, simple or complex. Modular construction enables reliable, cost-effective balancers with many standard parts. We specialize in applications requiring special tooling and rotor evaluations, as well as high-volume production demands.

Balancing Services. Balancing services include contract balancing, rotor analysis,  and training at your facility or ours. We can recondition, test, and calibrate your existing balancer, or improve efficiency with an instrumentation upgrade or retrofit.