Couplings Manufacturers of the World

There are many coupling products available through couplings supplier YB Components, with many of the manufacturers coming from all over the world. Here we take a look at just a few of the excellent international manufacturers of these important machinery components. China – Tschan Chinese manufacturer Tschan Couplings designs and builds parts that are often used in the metal and steel industry, as well as for various transport systems and automobile manufacturing plants. Tschan make the TNS Series Couplings which come in short or long hub varieties, as well as internal hub versions and others that include brake discs or removable claw rings. The TNS Series of Tschan couplings are equipped with excellent torsion flexibility to compensate for misalignment, with […]

How Anti-Vibration Mounts Work

Anti-vibration mounts are used for reducing or entirely eliminating vibration and noise caused by a machine’s operation. They are usually made from rubber and metal and will be attached to the machine either on or near the bottom. They are useful additions to powerful machinery used across a wide range of sectors including many different types of industrial machinery, air conditioners, compressors and power generators, as well as with many types of military and medical equipment. Benefits of Anti-Vibration Mounts Some people might think that anti-vibration mounts are an unnecessary extra, but they have many benefits which make them worthwhile. They are useful in industries using sensitive equipment as well as those using heavy machinery, as they absorb both low […]

V-Belts and Wedge Belts

As a V-belts and wedge belts supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components know the importance of understanding the different functions and purposes of the different belt designs. Here we take a quick look at the two belt types, their fundamental differences and the various applications they are designed for. V-Belts V-belts or variable speed belts are best used when accurate synchronisation or timing is not necessary. V-belts are usually a lower cost option with excellent qualities such as quiet running and versatile power transmission efficiency. V-belt applications usually involve industrial drives because of their ease of installation and low cost, as well as the wide range of sizes available. They are usually adaptable to any industrial drive, though can be problematic due […]

Cranes and Crane Wheels

Cranes are important machines for construction and industrial processes because they enable the movement and manipulation of extremely heavy goods and materials. As a Rader Vogel wheels suppliers, Yorkshire-based YB Components present this quick look at two of the most common cranes in industry, as well as the world’s largest crane currently at work right here in the UK. Overhead Crane One of the most frequently used cranes in industry is the overhead crane, sometimes called a bridge crane. You will find overhead cranes in factories as they are specialised for indoor use, and they are especially popular in the steel industry. This type of crane features a hook-and-line mechanism that travels along either a double or single horizontal beam […]

Bearings and High Temperatures

High temperature applications can cause a number of problems for bearings if they are the wrong kind or do not have the correct heat stabilisation. While a standard bearing can typically handle temperatures close to 150 degrees Celsius, higher temperatures than this can cause serious issues which not only reduce their lifespan but will also have a negative impact on their effectiveness and performance. Bearing Problems with High Temperature Applications The main problem is that high temperatures will cause extra wear and tear on the bearings due to the effects that extreme heat can have on the microstructure of the material a bearing is made from. This is a particular problem because bearings create their own friction during operation which […]

Flexible Couplings Guide

Flexible couplings are popular as they are able to accommodate a significant amount of misalignment between the drive and the driven shaft. Where misalignment occurs with a rigid coupling, the result is usually significant damage to the motor and/or the coupling itself. Not that this flexibility allows for a lack of maintenance or as accurate an alignment as possible, but they do provide a little slack. Benefits of Flexible Couplings In machinery applications that involves rotating shafts, a flexible coupling offers protection to the driving and driven shaft components from the damaging effects of misaligned shafts, vibration and shocks. The purpose of a flexible coupling is still to transmit torque from the driving shaft to the driven shaft as with […]

Bearing Types

Industrial bearings suppliers provide a wide variety of bearing types and designs built by manufacturers from all over the world. Here we take a quick look at just a few of the bearings types and their applications. Cylindrical Roller Bearings With a higher radial load carrying capacity than other bearing types, the single cylindrical roller bearing is useful for a wide variety of industrial applications, while the double-row bearing is often used for precision machine tools. Both types of cylindrical roller bearings also boast a high speed capability and usually come with options for the flange configuration. Double-row cylindrical roller bearings also have a higher level of radial rigidity, with either the inner or outer rings featuring two ribs and […]

Sumitomo Concentric

Sumitomo have been producing superior gearboxes and speed reducers for the best part of a century. Their product names have even become synonymous with the type of device they represent. Here we take a closer look at a couple of the products in the Sumitomo Concentric range, specifically the Cyclo Drive which is widely regarded as one of the best speed reducers on the market. Sumitomo Concentric CYCLO Drive These Sumitomo gearboxes boast high strength and reliability due to the proprietary Cyclo mechanism. This unique Cyclo mechanism is also highly durable and provides an extended operating life. One of the best features of this speed reducer from the Sumitomo Concentric range is the break-resistant teeth. In contrast to regular gear […]

V-Belt Installation Guide

This v-belt installation guide will show you what you need to do to prepare the pulleys for a new variable speed belt, as well as the best method for installing the belt itself. Let’s begin. Check Pulleys for Damage and Debris Before beginning the installation of V belts, Yorkshire-based supplier YB Components recommend giving the variable speed pulleys a thorough check for wear and tear. Also look out for dirt, debris and other foreign material which should be cleaned or removed before beginning to install the variable speed belt. When a variable speed pulley is worn out, it should be replaced immediately to maintain a good contact between the pulley and belt. Continuing to operate with a worn out variable […]

10 Most Common Causes of Machinery Failure

Machinery parts and gearboxes suppliers like YB Components often help customers mend broken machinery with replacement parts as well as advice on proper usage and maintenance. It places them in a unique position to understand the many different problems that affect industrial machinery. Calling upon many years of experience dealing with all manner of problems that affect industrial equipment, here is a list of the top ten issues that cause machinery failure, and how to prevent them. 1. Poor Maintenance It is crucial that you put in place a regular maintenance schedule that ensures all lubrication points are checked daily, all variable speed belts are monitored for wear and tear and that the likes of rollers and chains have not […]