Enemac Shaft Locking Devices

The clamps, couplings and clutches designed and manufactured by Enemac Maschinentechnik (Machine Technology) can be used with original equipment or for retrofitting machinery that can be improved with updated and upgraded components. Enemac’s mechanical and hydro-mechanical power clamping products are particularly popular as they can generate high clamping forces quickly and reliably (and cost-effectively!) for use almost anywhere. Here we take a quick look at each of the Enemac shaft locking devices. ESB Power Clamping Nut These centrically operated Enemac shaft locking devices can handle 60 to 200 kN torque and has a protected bottomed thread and fits a DIN 787 T-bolt. The compact design makes it ideal to be integrated into planetary gearboxes, plus there are some special high […]

Obscure Machine Components

There are so many parts and components available through YB Components that can be shipped around the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, that it is easy for some of the more obscure machine parts to get overlooked when looking for products to feature in the blog. We will partly address the issue here by focusing on a handful of the more obscure products that are not as frequently requested as the likes of gearboxes, couplings and belt drives. Pulley for Heidelberg Printing Machines The global printing industry wouldn’t be the same without Heidelberg who have designed and innovated so many high quality printing press solutions. Despite the digitalisation of the industry on the whole, there are still […]

Processing and Packaging Machinery

There are many different kinds of processing and packaging machinery in operation around the world that we couldn’t possibly describe them all here. But all of these machines do have a lot in common by utilising the same or similar type of components regardless of their specific task. Here are a few of the most common packaging and processing machines and their common components. Industrial Cleaning Machines Many industrial machines that process goods will have a ‘Clean In Place’ system built-in. Such a built-in cleaner, often referred to simply as a CIP, is often found in machinery that features delicate or sensitive components. If parts of the equipment or machinery are particularly sensitive to interference from the likes of dirt […]

Four Ways to Keep Industrial Machinery Safe

Safely operated industrial-level machinery helps many businesses completes necessary and valuable tasks on time and in good order. But the key word there is obviously ‘safely’, because when heavy machinery is operated incorrectly, it can be extremely hazardous to the operator and anyone else in the vicinity. That is not good business practice. The incorrect and unsafe use of industrial machinery is a common cause of workplace injury, and even occasional fatalities. However, such serious consequences can be easily avoided if certain safety measures are undertaken correctly. It is vital that business owners and machine operators are aware of the best machine safety practices, so below are four of the best ways to keep industrial machinery safe. Machine Operators Must […]

Wenglor: Sensor Manufacturing Excellence

The enormous range of optoelectronic sensor products designed by Wenglor Sensors is impressive enough, but when combined with the consistent excellence they also produce it is easy to see why they are considered one of the world’s preeminent sensor manufacturers. Wenglor Photoelectronic Sensors The diverse range of innovative photoelectronic sensors provide solutions for a multitude of complex automation applications. Wenglor’s photoelectronic sensors are able to detect or count objects without needing direct contact with them. They can also measure distances with extremely high accuracy while identifying colours, brightness or luminescent elements such as fluorescence or phosphorescence. The design of these high quality sensor products makes installation easy and flexible as they are compatible with many different mounting systems. They can […]

Iwis Chain Drive Systems

Ever since their founding in the late 19th century, Iwis have been growing into one of the world’s leading companies in the chain manufacturing industry. These days they are a globally active technology leader in the field of high-precision, top-quality chain drive systems for a wide variety of industrial applications. With their company name usually stylised as all lower case (iwis), Iwis pride themselves on not just being a manufacturer of top quality chain drive products, but for being a development and system partner for industries such as those designing and manufacturing automotive solutions as well as those in the mechanical and plant engineering fields. Other industries benefitting from Iwis chain drive systems include the packaging, printing and food industries, […]

How to Minimise Industrial Machinery Damage

Industrial machinery experiences a lot of wear and tear which is unavoidable, although many of the problems that arise can still be minimised if not outright avoided. Here we run through five of the most commons types of industrial machinery damage and how best to either avoid or minimise the effects. Prevent Abrasive Damage Abrasions can happen a number of ways and will usually occur when any moving parts such as those in gear-motors come into contact with each other. The worst kind of abrasion happens when a significantly harder material comes into contact with a softer material. To prevent abrasions, always ensure separate but connected parts such as those in gearboxes and geared motor units are aligned accurately. Most […]

Bonora: Motor Specialists

Bonora Electric Motors are an Italian motor manufacturer who have created a multitude of high quality motors designed for specific applications. They make both single-phase and three-phase asynchronous electric motors, with their products continuing to increase in popularity around the world. Some of the applications where Bonora’s high quality motors are utilised include the likes of washing machines and tumble dryers, as well as more intricate tasks such as motorising measuring tools which maintain the balance of  rotating machine parts. Here we take a look at more of the specific applications that Bonora’s motors are used for. Machine Working Motors Wood working machines and tools are one of the main beneficiaries of Bonora components, where motors are used to help […]

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 […]