Industrial V-Belts Guide

There is a wide variety of industrial v-belts available made by many different reliable manufacturers, so here is a quick guide to help you when choosing, installing and maintaining your industrial belts. Yorkshire-based YB Components keep local stocks of such parts ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world, and businesses based nearby can even benefit from same-day delivery. Choosing the Right V-Belt Replacement Replacing a worn v-belt is not just about measuring the top width and circumference and then finding another belt with the same dimensions. There are a lot of differences between belts and some will perform better in certain applications. The differences in v-belt construction include a variety […]

Temperature and Pressure Switches Market Research

A recent market study forecasting the temperature and pressure switches market over the next six years has predicted a CAGR growth rate of 5% by 2027. This means the market should reach a value of over $5 million USD (£3.5m approx.) within the same time frame. The research was published in Industry Today and considers various temperature and pressure switch product types as well as end-users such, primarily commercial users in the food and beverages industry and those in the marine, automotive and aerospace industries. Other end users include the military, chemical plants and the oil and gas industries. Crucially, the study carried out by The Insight Partners also conducts global analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the temperature […]

Agricultural Machinery Parts

Supplying machinery components to the agricultural industry is big part of the operations of any supplier of machinery components. At YB Components, we supply many bearings, clutches, couplings, gearboxes and motors specifically for agricultural machinery, so here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect when ordering your parts through an agricultural bearing supplier like Yorkshire’s YB Components. Agricultural Bearings As an agricultural bearing supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components understand that this product range features a wide variety of bearing designs. Deep groove ball bearings are the predominant bearing type in agricultural machinery, but there are many other types which are required for different applications. One common element that agricultural bearings suppliers like YB Components must ensure is included in the […]

Government Urged to Act by Make UK

​The official representative of the UK’s manufacturers has called upon the Government to use the upcoming Budget as a starting point to set out a huge long-term industrial and economic strategy. Make UK wants the country to take advantage of the world class science base and recent growth in new technological developments. Make UK called for action from the Government after their recent Manufacturing Monitor tracking survey revealed UK manufacturing companies are expecting the recovery from the effects of the pandemic to take a long time. Long-Term Plan with Short-Term Tactical Measures It was also said that the UK’s manufacturing industry will require some short-term tactical measures in addition to the long-term plan. These measures will be primarily helping companies […]

Maintenance of Manufacturing Equipment

All manufacturing equipment will experience wear and tear over time, but there are some effective maintenance methods which can minimise the deterioration of your machinery. By minimising the wear and tear, you reduce the amount of downtime a piece of equipment needs for repairs or replacement. This helps you keep production going at all times and maximise your productivity. Here are some excellent tips for maintaining manufacturing equipment. Regular Lubrication Checks Lubrication is one of the most important factors when it comes to maintenance of manufacturing machinery. The right amount of lubrication will prevent friction and unnecessary vibrations and impacts that can quickly damage your machinery. Conduct regular checks of your equipment’s lubrication levels to ensure they have everything they […]

Tschan Flexible Couplings

The Tschan -S SV coupling is a torsionally flexible and puncture-proof claw coupling available through Tschan suppliers YB Components for fast and free shipping all over the UK and the rest of the world. Tschan’s -S SV flexible coupling is ideally used in applications featuring hydrodynamic high speed couplings as it can compensate for angular, radial and axial shaft misalignments (within certain defined limits). Here we take a closer look at some of the technical aspects of this high performance flexible Tschan coupling. Technical Specifications for Tschan -S SV Coupling The -S SV coupling transmits torque via elastic shear loaded buffers which are either made out of a nitrile rubber called Perbunan or polyurethane material. The buffer rings made of […]

Common Gearbox Problems and Solutions

Here at YB Components we provide a gearbox repair service for our UK customers. It includes an inspection and report completely free of charge, and all repairs are carried out under strict control. We replace seals and bearings, and source any replacement gears from the original gearbox manufacturer wherever possible. Now let’s take a look at some of the most common gearbox problems and their solutions. Vehicle Doesn’t Engage When in Gear If there is a delay in the vehicle’s transmission or it doesn’t engage at all, there could either be a problem with fluid degradation or there could be a computer system problem. A gearbox fluid change should obviously solve the first issue, while the second may require a […]

Heidelberg Platen Press

The original Heidelberg Platen Press was first introduced back in 1914 and continued to be manufactured until 1984. It was a letterpress printing press designed and built by the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen company in Germany, the same company leading the world in digital printing innovations today. Even though new versions of the original Heidelberg Platen Press are no longer being made, the machines are still widely used in both commercial and enthusiast letterpress printing. The old machines are able to be kept running thanks to distributors like YB Components who supply parts like the pulley for Heidelberg printing machines amongst many others. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen have moved with the times and now mostly serve the commercial printing market with modern offset and […]

Belt Drive Manufacturers

With the recent addition of Swati Pulley and Laifual Drive belt products to the range of products available through YB Components, we thought it a good time to highlight a few of the long established variable speed belt manufacturers whose products are also available to ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Carlisle Ultimax Belts The quiet and efficient Carlisle premium quality synchronous drive belts require little maintenance and consistently outperform similar belts in relevant high torque and high tension tests. The Carlisle Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger (ACHE) belt includes a unique Z-shaped twist which acts as the air-cooling heat exchanger component. They also have a vertical shaft which helps reduce wear on the […]

New Year, New Products!

Towards the end of 2020 we introduced some new manufacturers as well as some new products from established brands that are available for fast and free shipping all over the UK and the rest of the world. We’re going to start 2021 with a quick review of these latest additions to our range of machinery parts and components. Here’s what’s new for 2021… Laifual Drives Laifual Drives make long lasting maintenance-free planetary gear reducers, with their product range now available through Laifual Drive suppliers YB Components. Their high precision harmonic reducers feature a low starting torque with a high torque maximum, a low temperature rise and a big speed ratio despite their compact size. The Laifual Drive gear reducers are […]