Ballscrews Vs. Roller Screws

Ballscrews and roller screws are two of the most popular components for applications that move loads linearly. They can both be used with electric actuators but there are significant differences which make each of them ideal for different applications. Here we look at how both ballscrews and roller screws are made and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Ballscrews Manufacture and Design The ballscrews manufacture design involves inserting ball bearings between the screw’s corresponding threads of the screw and the nut. The ball bearings will roll around within their casing and transmit force and relative motion as they circulate. Actuators operating with ballscrews will boast a high thrust capability and a consistently high efficiency rate of around 80%. They also […]

RULAND Servo Couplings Feature

Ruland servo coupling manufacturing company was originally established in 1937 and quickly became a reliable and important manufacturer of small but crucial parts such as spring rings and clamp-style shaft collars during the USA’s contribution to the Allied victory in World War II. Ruland focuses on designing and manufacturing high performing products, primarily servo couplings and shaft collars. They are able to guarantee such high quality manufacturing as all the Ruland products are expertly manufactured in their factory in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Let’s take a closer look at the Ruland Servo couplings available through Ruland suppliers YB Components. Ruland Servo Couplings There is a great selection of Ruland servo couplings which comes in different shapes, sizes and materials. These various combinations […]

Fixed Speed Gearboxes

These days, engineers and machine operators have a lot of different types of transmissions to choose from when looking for the ideal speed drive for a particular application. Identifying the most appropriate gearbox is something of a challenge, but the fixed speed drive is often the answer. This is because the motor of a fixed speed gearbox can serve multiple purposes and can be used in a wide variety of applications, with this versatility making it one of the most common speed drives for industrial applications. Why Choose a Fixed Speed Gearbox? Mechanical fixed speed drives are robust, reliable and are a cost effective speed reduction solution. Of course, a lot of the fixed speed drive solutions available today will […]

How Filling Level Sensors Work   

Filling level sensors monitor and regulate the level of liquid goods or free-flowing substances such as powders within a container. There are a lot of different types of filling level sensors which are used with many different applications. One of the main types of level sensor used in industrial applications are Senotec sensors, which are supplied by Senotec level sensors suppliers like YB Components. Filling Level Sensor Measurements During an application where there is a need for continuous measurement of the filling level, the filling level sensor will monitor the level and show it on either an analogue or digital display so the operator knows how much of the container has been filled at any one point. Some sensors will […]

Electronic Industrial Machinery Components

A lot of modern industrial machinery uses electronic components, such as Senotec switching amplifiers which use electronic transistors. Most of these types of parts are available through Senotec suppliers YB Components, so let’s take a closer look at the most common electronic industrial machinery components and what they do. Integrated Circuits Integrated circuits consist of other electronic components including resistors, diodes and the transistors found in Senotec switching amplifiers, all described below. These components are contained upon a small piece of silicon and together they operate as an electronic circuit that can enhance the efficiency of a larger electronic device. This has the main purpose of reducing the manufacturing cost of the larger device, as well as allowing it to […]

Ancillary Products and Rare Parts   

The main products supplied by YB Components are usually gearboxes and motors, couplings and clutches, plus a variety of variable speed pulleys and belts. However, there is also a large selection of ancillary products and rare parts which don’t fit into any of the more popular product categories. Here we take a look at a few of these rarer products, most of which can be found in our Ancillary Products section. Vulkollan Wheels Vulkollan wheels can be found on many different types of industrial machinery. They are pretty much the industry standard for both light weight and heavy duty applications. Constructed with a special polyurethane that contains a very powerful elastomer, Vulkollan wheels are designed to have high prolongation, elongation […]

Becker Pulleys: Asymmetric Adjustable Pulley Technology

The asymmetrical pulleys using the Becker System have a lot of advantages over other similar types of pulley technology. One of the main benefits is that Becker belts, including the asymmetrical V-belts, have a lower belt volume which creates a superior lateral rigidity as well as generating less heat during operation. This in turn results in a higher load capacity for Becker pulleys and ensures a significantly longer service life. Asymmetric output pulleys can also be equipped with torque-dependent pressure cams to prevent slippage of the Becker belts during peak operational capacity and even during overload. This is achieved automatically as the pressure cams optimise the axial pressure of the V-belt. There are four of the Becker pulleys available through […]

Rectus Hose Coupling Designs   

The Rectus hose coupling is a quick connection device that lets you connect hoses easily and often with just one hand. There are various designs of the Rectus hose coupling so we will go through a few of them below. Rectus Hose Coupling Type 20 There are two versions of the Type 20 hose coupling by Rectus, both of an extremely small design that maintain a high performance. The first features one-sided connections and the second has a double seal where the housing and male connecting part have a valve. Both Type 20s can be coupled and uncoupled with one hand. Applications for the Type 20 Rectus hose coupling include industrial robotic machinery and medical or dental medicine machinery and […]

Laifual Drive Applications

The gear reducers that Laifual Drive manufacture are used in a wide variety of industries and for many different applications. Some of their products are hard at work in the aviation industry, as well as several others commonly used in the manufacture of communication equipment. Here we will take a closer look at some of the other industries and applications where parts available through Laifual Drive suppliers are often used. Robotics Industrial robots mostly consist of six main types, including cartesian, cylindrical, delta, polar, vertically articulated and SCARA. There are other types of robot configurations, but these six are the most common throughout the majority of industries using such robotics. The Laifual Drive products used with such robots include the […]

Wrapflex Couplings

Wrapflex couplings use material-flexing that does not require any lubrication. They are used in a wide variety of applications across many different industries due to their superior vibration damping properties and high misalignment capacity. These qualities of wrapflex couplings help extend the life of the equipment they are used with, and are always easy to replace. The wrapflex couplings by Falk Couplings are some of the best known of this coupling type, with Falk suppliers YB Components keeping local stocks of these excellent wrapflex couplings ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Benefits of Wrapflex Couplings The special element used in the manufacture of wrapflex couplings to provide a high […]