Planetary Gears for Engineering

Planetary gears are used in a lot of modern engineering which is why YB Components supply high quality gears like MGM planetary gears by MGM Electric Motors. They are frequently used in gearboxes to power applications such as plant machinery and even the latest electric vehicles. They consist of a standard configuration featuring a central drive with orbiting gears, a basic design of which was first conceived a couple of thousand years ago. Today planetary gears are used to provide large portions of torque density for applications that require a high amount of operational efficiency and durability. Torque density is a term used to described the measurement of the torque-carrying capability of a mechanical component, and it is vital for […]

UK Manufacturing and Supply Chains Issues

UK manufacturing is hoping to have a better year in 2022 than the previous two, but there are still issues regarding supply chains around the world. Brexit also continues to cause some problems, while Russia’s war in Ukraine is hardly helping matters. While the supply chains issues are not as serious as they were last year, they are still the most significant factor restricting growth in the manufacturing industry. All parts of the chain are being affected, including suppliers of machinery components as well as machine manufacturers and subcontractors. Here at YB Components we keep local stocks of vital parts such as geared motor units and gearboxes. Suppliers are struggling too in this period of uncertainty, but we have managed […]

 Linear Bearings Guide

There are few different kinds of linear bearings, sometimes called linear bushings. The two main categories are slide-type bearings and the rolling-type bearings, each with variations within category. Such linear bearings or bushings are either rolling-element and fluid-film devices that serve the purpose of reducing friction in motion systems, especially in motion systems that move along a straight or curved line. For systems using a rotary motion, radial bearings are used instead. Classic common examples of linear bearing applications include sliding doors, machine tools and many other applications where mechanical automation requires guided linear motion and with built-in friction reduction. They are also used in modern innovations such as 3D printers. Here we will discuss the main types available though […]

Deserti Meccanica Pulleys and Amplifiers

The Deserti Meccanica variable speed pulleys and associated amplification accessories recently became available to customers of YB Components, so here we will take a closer look at some of the technical features of their products. For more detail on sizes and specifications, head to the Deserti Meccanica suppliers product page and access the PDF guide linked there. Deserti Meccanica Pulley Technical Features The Deserti Meccanica variable speed pulleys are capable of movement in both directions. This means the conical disks must move in perfect symmetry, plus there is a constant and gradual action of the slotted conical Belleville washers. The load bearing hub also has a wide contact surface and features special grooved teeth that have been constructed out of […]

Roller Chains Maintenance Guide   

As a roller chains supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components know all too well the common maintenance mistakes made when it comes to industrial chains. Such roller chains are found in a wide variety of applications across many industries as they are used to move loads and transmit power. With so many applications completely dependent on roller chains producing a consistently reliable performance, regular maintenance is vital. Also important is choosing the correct industrial chain in the first place, as well as ensuring it has been installed correctly. Here we go through the crucial installation and maintenance steps to take to maximise the service life of your roller chains and keep them operating at optimal levels. Choose the Correct Roller It is […]