Industrial Rollers

Motion control systems rely on a number of separate components to function. Motors are vital of course, but the rollers are just as important to the motion control system’s ability to operate as it should. Industrial Roller Chains Rollers chains are the most popular industrial roller design. Such rollers consist of five basic parts, including a pin, a bushing, a pin link plate and roller link plate, as well as the rollers themselves. Different types have different tolerances and optimal performance conditions, and their primary applications involve drives and conveyors. There are many excellent manufacturers of roller chains. Supplier Yorkshire-based YB Components keep plenty of local stock of such important parts, which have the benefit of being a simple method […]

Industrial Bearings

Industrial bearings are very simple machinery components but are vital for enabling motion between two surfaces. They reduce friction between two moving parts by giving the connecting surfaces something to roll over instead of rub against. The most common bearings are small metal balls, though there are some designs that incorporate rollers instead. The bearings are the part that roll or spin inside and against the smooth housing they are mostly enclosed in. They function as the load carrier with their exposed section enabling a load to move easily across a surface without causing friction. It is important that metal ball bearings are free to move in radial or axial directions as well as lineal as they will likely encounter […]

Miki Components: Electromagnetic Clutches

Miki Pulley are a Japanese company with offices and plants in a number of countries around Europe and Asia. The most famous Miki components are their stepless speed changer products, though they also manufacture a number of other high quality industrial machine parts such as electromagnetic clutches and brakes. Miki Pulley Company History Mike Pulley started business as a humble parts maker in 1939, with the company starting to evolve into the globally-esteemed manufacturer they are known as today in the mid-1950s when they acquired the patent for a mechanical stepless speed changer. The immediate success of this crucial component enabled the company to expand into a new plant in 1961, with production of their innovative electrical stepless speed changer […]

Industrial Shock Absorbers and Anti-Vibration Mounts

Industrial equipment often experiences an abundance of shocks and impacts, either as a result of the usual applications or as unexpected loads suddenly occurring because of a deviation in the operational process. Often such shocks are pre-empted during the design phase of the equipment, with special shock absorbing materials incorporated into its manufacture. Additional shock-absorbing and vibration-dampening components can be integrated afterwards to help minimise the forces caused by shock loads and constant operational vibrations. Types of Shock-Absorbers and Anti-Vibration Mounts The primary purpose of any shock reduction component is to absorb or deflect kinetic energy away from the load as it stops, sometimes converting it into thermal energy which is then dissipated as heat. This process prevents the kinetic […]