How Conveyor Belts Work

The current contemporary design of modern conveyor belts came into existence in the 1970s. It was during that decade that the world’s first modular belt patent was filed, and it is that design which is predominant throughout modern manufacturing processes today. This modular design works by using modules and rods which are fixed together to allow for a much more secure movement than other previous conveyor belt designs would allow. Modern conveyors basically consist of a driving roller usually powered by a geared motor unit that features a tension roller at the opposite end. The tension roller rotates on an endless loop which helps drive the belt. The belts are supported by a base which can be constructed of a […]

Machine Operator Training

Maintaining the optimal performance of your machinery involves several steps, and here we will focus on one of the most important: ensuring your machine operators are properly trained. First and foremost, when a machine operator lacks the proper training, they can be a danger to themselves and to others around them. Beyond those immediate dangers are other concerns such as sub-optimal performance and eventual degradation of the machine itself. In light of these issues, below we will examine how to ensure your machine operators are fully trained to maximise safety and performance. Maintaining Machine Safety As anyone working in industry will be well aware, heavy machinery can cause serious injury and even death. Profit margins and repair downtimes pale into […]

Variable Speed Pulley Options

There are many variable speed belt and variable speed pulley options around, but only the highest quality and best value V-Belt products are available through YB Components. Here we take a closer look at some of the speed belt and drive manufacturers that have made the grade… Berges Speed Belts Berges are a variable speed pulley manufacturer based in Germany, producing top of the range power transmission variable speed drives with enhanced torque and friction reduction capabilities. The Berges variable speed pulley designs include both symmetrical and asymmetrical models. The symmetrical Berges variable speed belts operate up to 160 kW while the asymmetrical versions can operate up to 200 kW. As well as this power differential, the different Berges speed […]

Four Rules of Machine Maintenance

Maintaining the peak performance of machinery is the key to maximising the efficiency and effectives of your industrial operations. The likes of gearbox repair services and downtime are the obvious consequences of poor maintenance that you want to avoid, but vigilant maintenance will also help keep the machines operating at maximum capability for a much longer time than otherwise. To maximise the lifespan of your machinery as well as the performance, follow these four rules of industrial machinery maintenance… Machine Maintenance Rule #1: Clean Regularly The surest way to guarantee the performance of an industrial machine diminishes quickly is to let dirt and any other contaminants accumulate on it, and in it. Regular cleaning is absolutely necessary even for heavy […]

Choosing the Right Osborn Load Runner

Idler rollers are an integral part of any rail-riding operation, and when properly specified they can seriously optimize line speed and product handling, boosting the efficiency of your applications and operations. Osborn’s Load Runners consist of heavy-duty idler rollers and rails designed to enable such high capacity precision and impressive load handling. The Osborn rollers manufacture process includes operational considerations such as moisture and temperature levels, speed and load capacities, lubrication requirements and operating environments as well as potential cycle counts. This process results in products that produce exceptional performances even in severe environments. Osborn Rollers Capabilities The standard Load Runner idler rollers that Osborn manufacture and that are available through Osborn rollers distributors are specifically designed to operate in […]