Zurrer Worm Gear Designs

Zurrer has been producing some of the finest examples of worm gears and geared-motors in the industry for over a century now, so it’s time to take a glance at some of their excellent gear designs and the ranges they offer which can be acquired through YB Components.   Zurrer Worm Gears – MULTIHELIX   The MULTIHELIX range of Zurrer worm gears are a light and universal variety of worm gear, consisting of a modular system. As per usual with Zurrer’s machine components, the MULTIHELIX series is manufactured with premium quality raw materials. They are available in one or two stages and have been designed with the latest computer-aided design system. The premium raw materials are all used with their […]

100 Years of Zurrer Gears and Motors

This year sees the centenary anniversary of one of the most sought after producers of gearboxes and geared motors in Europe. Zurrer, or “Th. Zürrer AG” to give them their full name, is a family controlled stock company operating out of Stallikon-Zürich in Switzerland. They have a versatile range of products which are distributed in the United Kingdom by YB Components.   A Brief History of Zurrer Gearboxes and Zurrer Geared Motors   The original Zurrer company was first founded one hundred years ago in 1916. Back then they specialised in the manufacturer of motors and transformers, as well as model electric locomotives. In the aftermath of World War II, Zurrer began focusing on the manufacture of a variety of […]


ZURRER AG Zurrer Gearboxes and geared motors are distributed in the UK by YB Components Ltd. Types include Worm gears : MULTIHELIX Servo gears : MASTERHELIX Worm gears : K-range Worm gears : E-Line Multi-stage worm gears Planetary gears AC-Motors (IEC) DC-Motors Accessoires / Drivers Calculations/Maintenance instructions/lubricant recommendation

Parts Suppliers Play Vital Part in the Industrial Sector

The manufacture of industrial machinery components is one of the most global and internationally diverse industries in the world. For example, there are several high quality gearbox manufacturers dotted around the globe in various countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The same can be said for many of the other important machine parts such as couplings and variable speed belts.   With so many different manufacturing brands to choose from, and with many specialising in specific parts for specific purposes, it’s important that these products are made available to businesses who may need them no matter where their operations are based. That’s why parts suppliers like YB Components are so important to the industrial machinery sector. No matter which […]

Worm Gear Applications and Usages

Worm drives are a type of gear mechanism where a gear in the form of a screw (the ‘worm’) engages with a more conventional wheel gear. Together these gears form a worm drive, though they are often collectively referred to as a worm gear. Gearboxes consisting of a worm drive will usually be called worm gearboxes to differentiate them from other models, such as the Spaggiari worm gearboxes available from YB Components.   Worm drives operate pretty much like ordinary gear drives by reducing or increasing rotational speed or torque. Worm gears do have two main advantages over other gear types, with the first being that they can transfer motion at a ninety degree angle, and the second being that […]

Hydraulic press system designed to save on production costs and be more energy efficient

In a recent blog YB Components, specialists in the supply of specialist industrial parts like Zurrer gearboxes and Tschan posiflex couplings, wrote about how hydraulic components are vital for the operation of numerous drive systems, tools and cylinders. As Valve Hydraulic informs, practically all hydraulic circuits are virtually the same, regardless of their application and rely on six basic components, which are necessary for setting up a hydraulic system. These components include a reservoir pump in order to hold the liquid, a pump which is used to pump the liquid through the system, an electric motor is also required in order to drive the pump, or if not an electric motor, another type of power source. Valves are also needed […]

Minimising vibration when using machinery

From Ave chains to Ballscrews, Amt linear bearings to Berges speed belts, machinery in any form relies on a network of internal parts in order to operate and function as it should. With so many components working simultaneously, vibration is inevitably created when machinery is in use. Whilst a degree of vibration is normal and unavoidable, too much vibration can lead to problems. As YB Components highlighted in our blog about why the operators of machinery should carry out regular vibration assessments, excessive movement between industrial parts is often caused by an imbalance of components, which, if left untouched, can lead to machinery malfunction. In a paper titled ‘Practical Methods for Vibration Control of Industrial Equipment’ compiled by Bretech Engineering […]

Global Industrial Gearbox Market Report 2015 – 2019

Whether it’s a Kumera gearbox, a Sirem gearbox, a Spaggiari gearbox or any other type of industrial gearbox, these essential components are vital in transferring energy from one device to another. Industrial gearboxes are positioned at the junction of the power shaft and the motor and offer a degree of variation based on the arrangement and the construction of the gears. Based on these configurations, the operational characteristics of these important mechanical parts differ. According to the Global Industrial Gearbox Market 2015 – 2019 Report, the global industrial gearbox industry is set to grow at a CAGR rate of 5.41 percent during the period 2014 – 2019. The report is based on in-depth market analysis with opinion and input from […]

Repair or replace industrial parts: Which makes more sense?

Your Sirem pump has failed, your Spaggiara worm gearbox has finally picked up, your Zurrer gearbox has given up the goose. What do you do, attempt to get these essential parts repaired or simply buy new ones? As we explored in our blog about industrial gearbox repair versus gearbox replacement, there are pros and cons to both repairing industrial parts and merely replacing them. One thing is for sure, when a vital industrial part does fail, it can cost companies dearly in terms of downtime. It is therefore within every operator’s interest to have components in full working condition as soon as possible. Age and overall condition of the part Naturally when deciding on whether to replace a part or […]

Will industrial 3D printing help businesses save money?

It’s no secret that 3D printing has come an extremely long way in a fairly short period of time. The technology was originally developed in the 1980s by Charles Hull, as a means of producing polymer items. As we wrote in a blog earlier this year, if there is one industry that looks set to explode in coming years, it is 3D printing. From human organs to complex components for aircraft, 3D technology has made some colossal inroads in recent years. Much of the excitement surrounding 3D printing can be pinned on the fact this type of manufacturing process enables companies to ‘grow’ parts and products rather than “subtracting” materials. Consequently, as Forbes notes, 3D printing, also known as Additive […]