Don’t fall victim to unnecessary and costly downtime: Advice for maintaining the condition of linear bearings

Linear bearings generally rely on a roller, pad or brushing system as a means of carrying a load on a rail of virtually any length. The robustness of a linear bearing greatly depends on what the load and required speed is. These types of bearings provide a low friction motion along a single axis. Whether it’s Cls33-w senotec switching amplifier, Dinal gel couplings, Enemac clutches, or just about any type of industrial part, good maintenance and care is the key to ensuring equipment remains in good working condition for an optimum amount of time. And none more so than with linear bearings. A regular and thorough maintenance schedule will help avoid the expense and stress of unplanned downtime. It is […]

Advice for choosing hydraulic components

Hydraulic components are essential for the operation of many tools, cylinders and drive systems. Today hydraulic systems are used in a wide number of applications. Hydraulic systems, similar to pneumatic ones, generate electromagnetic fields by the pressure quality of the substances around them. These vital industrial systems are used to accomplish a multitude of tasks, such as turning a shaft, lifting heavy loads and drilling precision holes. As Machinery Lubrication informs, the primary components hydraulic systems include the pump, reservoir, motor, actuator, cylinder, amongst others. When many electronic devices would fail to function in high-temperature environments, hydraulic components can prove to be essential. Like with any industrial component, whether it’s a Kauermann Coupling, a Kumera clutch, ave chains, or any […]

Advice on choosing industrial clutches

Kumera clutches, Desch clutches, Centrex clutches and Conax clutches, with so many makes and models of industrial clutches on offer, choosing the right one can be challenging. As Motion Control Tips advises, the first step is to decide whether you require a clutch or a brake. These two important industrial parts have different uses. Industrial brakes are essentially used to stop a load, whilst clutches are used to slow down torque, the force that causes rotation. Clutches are typically required in applications in which a load and motor must be either disengaged or engaged. It is also common for a combination of brakes and clutches to be required in order for a load to be stopped and started whilst the […]

Minimising vibration when using machinery

From Ave chains to Ballscrews, Amt linear bearings to Berges speed belts, machinery in any form relies on a network of internal parts in order to operate and function as it should. With so many components working simultaneously, vibration is inevitably created when machinery is in use. Whilst a degree of vibration is normal and unavoidable, too much vibration can lead to problems. As YB Components highlighted in our blog about why the operators of machinery should carry out regular vibration assessments, excessive movement between industrial parts is often caused by an imbalance of components, which, if left untouched, can lead to machinery malfunction. In a paper titled ‘Practical Methods for Vibration Control of Industrial Equipment’ compiled by Bretech Engineering […]