Wenglor Sensors: InoxSens

The Wenglor Sensor OKII403C0103 is now available through YB Components who keep stock of the product in the UK so it is primed and ready for fast delivery. About Wenglor Sensors Wenglor have been designing and developing some of the finest optoelectronic sensor technology ever since their founding back in 1983.  Although the company actually started out manufacturing their products in an attic, their high quality design and innovation soon brought the company global success. Just a few years after the business started, Wenglor created the world’s first red light sensor with background suppression. The company continued to expand over the next couple of decades, innovating more and more products and using the likes of world trade fairs to show […]

Tschan Couplings: Reliable Flexibility

Tschan couplings are known as some of the most reliable on the market. We have featured lines from their range on this blog before, such as their Nor-Mex coupling range, but here we will focus on briefly describing a few of the other ranges of flexible and resilient designs available through Tschan couplings suppliers. Tschan TNS Coupling The S series are claw couplings that have been designed to be especially flexible and shock-proof. They utilise a variety of specified tolerances to compensate for any angular, radial or axial shaft misalignment that may occur. Transmitting the torque via a compressed elastic intermediate ring, the Tschan-S coupling is able to nullify shocks and vibrations. These Tschan couplings are also resistant to oil […]

Couplings: Special Feature

There are so many different coupling designs available from such a wide variety of manufacturers that we will never have enough space to feature them all in one go. We can provide occasional sneak peaks at a select few products though, with all of them and more available to ship around the world through YB Components. Here are just a few of the finest coupling products we have to offer. Falk Couplings The Falk Steelflex Grid Coupling has been the industry standard for almost a century and is one of the most requested grid couplings on the market. It is exceptionally durable during critical applications with an impressively reliable performance. It has a versatile design featuring eleven different models including […]

Carlisle Synchronous Belts

The Carlisle synchronous drive range provides plenty of options for quiet and efficient belt drive systems which require a minimum of maintenance. These variable speed belts help save time, money and energy, and they consistently outperform competitive belts in tests involving high torque and high tension. Here we look at the Carlisle components available in their synchronous belts range. Carlisle ACHE Belt ACHE stands for ‘Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger’, with these Carlisle variable speed belts  having a special Z-shaped twist which are the air-cooling heat exchanger parts, hence the name. ACHE drives feature a vertical shaft, which along with the Z-twist gives the belt an upward lateral movement which helps reduce wear on the underside of the belt. The ACHE synchronous […]

Sepro AB TYP Controllers

Sepro AB manufacture electrical controllers for mechanical systems, with their applications varying widely from climate control systems to kitchen appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers. Below we take a closer look at the four TYP controller models. TYP1 – Sepro AB Controller The Sepro TYP1 model is a standard controller with built-in overload protection which can be ordered with or without a housing case from Sepro AB suppliers. It features the usual on/off controls and is designed to be used with small or medium-sized permanent magnet (PM) motors. This is one of the best control systems Sepro AB manufacture for when both forward and reverse motor rotation is required to operate in conjunction with a particular load limit. Also […]

Rader-Vogel Castors

Rader-Vogel Wheels manufacture an extensive range of castors suitable for institutional, industrial and heavy-duty applications. The castors are all of a high quality and can be in the form of swivel castors which enable the wheel to spin in a circle for multi-directional movement, or they can be fixed in place. Rader-Vogel castors are renowned for their excellent workmanship which provides them with a long life span. Swivel and Fixed Castors The models in the Rader-Vogel castors range consist of a wheel, housing and axle material, with the castor usually attached either by a plate or a hole fitting. Another version of the Rader-Vogel castor is attached via a stem fitting. However they are attached, they are mostly designated by […]

Rader-Vogel Wheels

Rader-Vogel have been developing wheels, tyres and castors for over 70 years. Their products are used in a wide variety of industrial sectors, including on forklifts and hand pallet trucks, extraction and storage technologies and automatic guided-vehicle systems. While they do cater to clients who require customer-specific Rader-Vogel products, they generally mass produce large batches of their high quality wheels, rollers and press-on tyres, as well as their swivel and fixed castors. Practically all of their 30,000-plus wheel and castor products are manufactured in Germany, with the company relying on Rader-Vogel distributors such as YB Components to ship their parts around the world. Rader-Vogel Wheels The range of Rader-Vogel wheels includes drive wheels which feature a fixed connection between the […]

Pujol Muntala Gearboxes

Pujol Transmissions have been manufacturing their high quality gearboxes for over a quarter of a century. They have developed an excellent range of Pujol products which suit a wide variety of applications. Here we take a look at just four of their gearbox designs and their specifications. Pujol Geared Motors – V Series Variator The V Series Variator is made with aluminium and cast iron speed Variator units. They are available with a bare shaft input and have the option of being either free standing or fitted with additional Pujol Muntala gearboxes or other IEC motors. The specifications of these Pujol geared units consist of a variety of input and output flange options as well as shaft varieties fitting IEC […]

Kumera Worm Gears and Norgear Anode Jacking Systems

Kumera Drives have been in business for over 75 years manufacturing multiple clutches and gearboxes. This blog has previously featured articles highlighting several of their products such as the One Stage Helical or Bevel gearboxes, or the Vertical Shaft gearboxes, so here we will focus on highlighting some of their other excellent products. Kumera Worm Gearboxes For Kumera gearboxes designed especially for non-continuous operation, business owners and managers need look no further than the Covera Series. The Kumera clutches and gearboxes in this range feature a concave and convex tooth profile which the manufacturers included so it can handle harder impacts and heavier loads than other worm gear designs. The extra strength of the Covera Series tooth profiles comes from […]

Five Causes of Machinery Failure (and How to Avoid Them)

Machinery breakdowns will always be a thorn in the side of industry, but there are many ways to minimise the chances of experiencing unproductive downtime while machines are repaired or replaced. Below we focus five of the most common reasons for machinery failure and offer solutions as to how businesses both large and small can avoid the hassle and expense of major repairs. Insufficient Maintenance Regular maintenance is crucial to avoiding downtime for repairs. All lubrication points should be attended to daily to ensure they are sufficiently greased, while engine oils and other fluids for the smooth operation of gearboxes and geared motor units must also be monitored regularly. A lack of these fluids is responsible for many a machine […]