A Brief History of Conveyor Belt Systems

There are many excellent conveyor systems and associated parts available through YB Components, with products such as Ave conveyor chains, Berges speed belts and the Continental Variflex belts all available for order. But while modern belt manufacturing might be the best it has ever been thanks to these high-quality belt manufacturers, that is only because of the long history of invention and innovation that precedes them. Here is a brief glimpse into the history and evolution of conveyor belt systems. The Origins of Conveyor Belt Systems Conveyor belt systems have been in use as far back as the early 19th century. One of the earliest examples was a very crude steam-powered conveyor belt system employed by the British Navy who […]

Heynau H-Drive and Mini Drive

Heynau Getreibe manufacture high quality traction drives that are especially suited to operations where noise reduction is important. Their products are also renowned for having long lives while providing plenty of speed and power transmission options for a wide variety of applications. Below we take a closer look at the H-Drive and Mini Drive from the Heynau product catalogue. Heynau Gearboxes – H-Drive As a mechanical variable speed drive, the Heynau H-Drive is one of the most popular and reliable traction drives on the market. The all-steel construction is very basic and only features a few components which promotes reliability. These Heynau gearboxes are ideal for applications that require quiet operation as well as premium precision and a steady speed […]

Pneumatic Industrial Components

There are few better manufacturers of pneumatic industrial machinery components than the firm best known as Parker. The American conglomerate’s merging of the quick connect coupling specialist Rectus (renowned for the Rectus hose coupling) with the hydraulic connecting element specialist Tema created an unrivalled pneumatic parts manufacturer. Now Parker boast a stacked catalogue full of air hose and quick couplings for as many different applications as exist in the world. Below we run through a selection of some of the Parker products available today. Series 20 – Air Hose Quick Coupling Similar to the original Rectus hose coupling, the Series 20 couplings are specially built for pneumatic air hoses. Parker’s version is a general purpose quick coupling with nipples that […]

Factory Robot Technology Increases Worldwide

A recent report published by industrial industry research experts reveals that global investment in robotic technology is set to increase significantly over the next eight years. The Industrial Robots Market Update published by ABI Research predicts sales of commercial robotics in the industrial manufacturing sector will grow to almost £17 billion by 2027. Capability of Robotics Has ‘Improved Significantly’ One of the main reasons why robotic technology is being adopted in such large numbers around the world is the fact that the capabilities of industrial robotics have improved so much over the last few years. ABI Research’s principal analyst, Lian Jye Su, was interviewed by industrial machinery website Design News, where he remarked on this advancement of robotic capabilities. Lian […]