The Importance of Bearings Lubrication

The financial cost of bearing failures can mount up pretty quickly if due care is not taken to ensure the necessary machinery components are operated as efficiently as possible. This means ensuring the critical points and bearings are well lubricated at all times, as one of the most common causes of bearing failures is a lack of adequate or appropriate lubrication. As well as ensuring the machinery’s critical points are well lubricated, it is important that the bearings receive adequate access to suitable lubricant or the operator can expect significant damage to their equipment very quickly after instigating the operational functions. In addition to the unnecessary damage a machine can suffer as a result of not being sufficiently lubricated, such […]

Global Gearbox Manufacture and Supply

Gearboxes and geared motors are some of the most popular industrial components shipped out by parts suppliers such as YB Components. At such specialist gearboxes supplier, companies around the world have access to the most popular brands as well as the lesser known and perhaps more single product-focused manufacturers. These lesser known companies might have a smaller catalogue, but often the products they specialise in will be of the highest quality. Gearboxes and Geared Motors With so many industrial applications for geared motors, it is no wonder gearbox suppliers are in such demand. A quick glance at the list of manufacturers whose catalogue of components is available to ship immediately reveals masters of the geared motor unit from all around […]

International Couplings Suppliers

YB Components have access to the best couplings manufacturers around the world. The selection of coupling designs is almost inexhaustible, so below we will take a brief look at just some of the coupling manufacturers available through the YB Components website. To see all of the available couplings manufacturers, visit the Couplings and Clutches section of the YB Components website. Desch Orpex Couplings The Orpex couplings by Desch are usually found being used with heavy drives because they are one of the most reliable machine components for extreme load weights. Their design means they are practically maintenance-free, eliminating downtime for repairs and other maintenance. They also have the ability to self-align during operation which enables them to create 100% reliable […]

Moving Heavy Machinery: Heavy Haulage Guide

Many industrial business operations involve the use of heavy machinery and other cargo often weighing many tonnes. Whether it is raw materials or the machinery itself, transporting the heavy cargo from one location to another can be a logistical nightmare. There are only really two options available, either buy the heavy transport vehicles that have the sufficient geared motor units for the task and move the cargo yourself, or hire a specialist haulage firm to do it for you. Heavy Haulage Problems Even if you opt to hire the services of a haulage company, there is still much to take care of to ensure the heavy goods are transported safely and securely. Undertaking a heavy haulage task without proper planning […]

Berges Variable Speed Pulleys

German manufacturer Berges have been consistently producing high power transmission variable speed pulleys for nearly two decades now. Even though the company is over ninety years old, the business only focused its attention on producing reliable speed drive technology since the turn of the millennium. It is fair to say they have certainly achieved their ambition of producing some of the most reliable and robust products on the market. Featuring enhanced torque capabilities, Berges’ variable speed pulleys are especially efficient at reducing the friction often produced by such operations using speed drives. Below we take a brief look at a sample of the Berges variable speed belt products available through YB Components. Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Pulley Technology Berges variable speed […]

PMI Linear Guideways: The MSB Series

The MSB Series of PMI linear bearing units are designed to achieve a finely balanced pre-load which enables the rigidity to be increased in four directions while still maintaining a low frictional resistance. It is this quality that ensures PMI-AMT products such as the MSB15SSSFCN linear guideway model are particularly suited both to high precision and any motions requiring high rigidity. MSB Series Ball Trains and Lubrication The ball trains of the MSB Series are specifically designed to a produce a contact angle of 45 degrees which is what helps them to bear equal loads either in radial or reversed radial directions. The 45 degree contact angle also allows for the bearing of equal loads in all lateral directions. PMI […]

Senotec Sensors Product Feature

Senotec Sensors are experts in the manufacture of switching amplifiers and filling level probes. They design and produce a wide range of task-specific products as well as many versatile and customisable options too. Here we take a focused look at a just a few of the top Senotec switching amplifiers and filling level probes available through YB Components. CLC40-SM8 Senotec Switching Amplifier The CLC40-SM8 is part of the CLC series which have been specifically designed for filling level probes that have been installed vertically, providing favourable application solutions for an otherwise awkward operation. The CLC amps are built into a strong aluminium housing, with the CLC40-SM8 switching amplifier coming equipped with a transparent cover with a visible LED display underneath. […]

Special Feature: PMI Linear Bearing Units – Part 2

The MSA Series is a category of linear guideways manufactured by PMI Linear Motion Systems (previously AMT-PMI Linear Bearings).  These particular linear guideways are renowned for achieving a balanced pre-load which helps increase their rigidity in four directions while crucially maintaining a low frictional resistance. The MSA Series such as the models described in greater detail below are particularly suited to operations requiring high precision and high rigidity. PMI Linear Guideway: MSA15SSSFCN  These particular models in the MSA Series feature a square flange, which has a smaller width than some of the other flange types that provides the option of it being installed at the top of the carriage. This linear ball bearing unit also features three seal types: one […]

PMI Linear Bearing Units – Part 1

The PMI (formerly AMT) linear guideways are designed to have a rolling motion that produces low friction while maintaining high precision. The company has produced a number of other models that we will feature on this blog in the future, but here we focus on the linear bearing units that are named after variations of the product code MSA00ESSFCN, with the zeroes replaced by the differentiating numbers that reference the size of the guideway. MSA15ESSFCN This linear ball bearing guideway unit features an E-type flange, with the mounting position optional at either the top or the bottom. The end seal is bi-directional with there being both a bottom and inner seal. A popular feature of these PMI-AMT linear bearing units […]

ConveyXonic Special Feature: PJ286 and PJ336 Belts

The ConveyXonic series of power transmission belts are revolutionising the roller conveyor manufacturing industry by featuring longitudinal ribs which can be adjusted to transport loads ranging in weight from one kilogram up to two tonnes. Below we take a closer look at the PJ286 and PJ336 belt models, both designed with the intention of replacing more limited conveyor systems such as the flat belt, round belt and chain belt systems. PJ286 ConveyXonic Belts The PJ286 belt features the ConveyXonic series’ longitudinal ribs and is a power transmission belt that has been specially designed for roller conveyors. The PJ286 model is made out of the same Polyamide rubber compound that the rest of the ConveyXonic range utilise and which enables them […]