Heidelberg Platen Press

The original Heidelberg Platen Press was first introduced back in 1914 and continued to be manufactured until 1984. It was a letterpress printing press designed and built by the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen company in Germany, the same company leading the world in digital printing innovations today. Even though new versions of the original Heidelberg Platen Press are no longer being made, the machines are still widely used in both commercial and enthusiast letterpress printing. The old machines are able to be kept running thanks to distributors like YB Components who supply parts like the pulley for Heidelberg printing machines amongst many others. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen have moved with the times and now mostly serve the commercial printing market with modern offset and […]

Belt Drive Manufacturers

With the recent addition of Swati Pulley and Laifual Drive belt products to the range of products available through YB Components, we thought it a good time to highlight a few of the long established variable speed belt manufacturers whose products are also available to ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Carlisle Ultimax Belts The quiet and efficient Carlisle premium quality synchronous drive belts require little maintenance and consistently outperform similar belts in relevant high torque and high tension tests. The Carlisle Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger (ACHE) belt includes a unique Z-shaped twist which acts as the air-cooling heat exchanger component. They also have a vertical shaft which helps reduce wear on the […]

New Year, New Products!

Towards the end of 2020 we introduced some new manufacturers as well as some new products from established brands that are available for fast and free shipping all over the UK and the rest of the world. We’re going to start 2021 with a quick review of these latest additions to our range of machinery parts and components. Here’s what’s new for 2021… Laifual Drives Laifual Drives make long lasting maintenance-free planetary gear reducers, with their product range now available through Laifual Drive suppliers YB Components. Their high precision harmonic reducers feature a low starting torque with a high torque maximum, a low temperature rise and a big speed ratio despite their compact size. The Laifual Drive gear reducers are […]