Leading Couplings and Clutches Manufacturers

If you are looking for couplings and clutches from a couplings supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components keep local stocks from the very best coupling manufacturers from all around Europe and the rest of the world. The local stocks of couplings manufactured by companies such as Falk, Jaure, Kauermann and Reich, mean that YB Components can ship these parts quickly all over the UK and the world. For companies based in Yorkshire, delivery can even be on the same day as the order. Here is a closer look at three of the coupling and clutches manufacturers also in stock. Desch Couplings and Clutches Based in Germany the coupling and clutches manufacturer Desch Couplings have long specialised in the design and manufacture of […]

Bearing Lubrication: Oil or Grease?

Modern bearing lubricants serve multiple functions depending on the application. These include creating a barrier between rolling contact surfaces or sliding contact surfaces. The lubricant also protects surfaces from corrosion and seals it against contaminants. Some lubricants such as oil also provide heat transference, which is why it is one of the two major lubricant types primarily used in industry along with grease. Oil or Grease as Bearing Lubricant Oil lubricants are usually used in high speed applications or in applications that generate high temperatures. Oil’s heat transferring properties help transfer the generated heat away from the bearing’s surfaces. The oils used with bearings are often either a synthetic oil or a natural mineral oil, sometimes with additives mixed in […]

Industrial Chain Suppliers in Yorkshire

One of the enduringly tried and trusted linear actuation methods is the chain drive which is still used in many different industrial machinery applications today. Usually they consist of a chain and a sprocket with a pin and bushing, as well as a roller with a pin link plate and a roller link plate. The chain works by wrapping around a driver sprocket and a driven sprocket, with the driver sprocket connected to the motor’s output which moves the chain. The driven sprocket is connected to the part of the application that needs to be moved. Chain drives are a pretty simple method for the transmission of mechanical energy and are relied upon by many industrial applications because they are […]

Miki Pulley Step-Flex and Jaw Spider Couplings

Miki Pulley have an excellent reputation for producing high quality products such as their speed chargers and electromagnetic clutches. They are also expert coupling manufacturers and here we will take a closer look at a couple of their innovative products. Miki Pulley Step-Flex Couplings The Miki components known as Step-Flex couplings are designed to improve ball screw performance while simultaneously reducing problems caused by vibration and resonance. The Step-Flex is a particularly innovative type of shaft coupling, with its construction featuring a combination of two elastomer elements. The elastomer elements help dampen vibration caused by the actuator carrier, which usually occurs when there is some misalignment and the carrier is forced to make multiple minor adjustments in quick succession in […]

High Torque Gear Motors

  A gear motor is a single component that integrates a gear reducer with an electric motor. Depending on their design and purpose, such geared-motor units can produce high torque even at low speeds or with low horsepower. They are able to achieve this because the gearhead acts as a torque multiplier, meaning smaller geared motors generate relatively high torque. AC or DC Motors Gear-motors can be designed for use with either AC or DC motors, with each serving the same purpose of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy even though they are built and controlled differently. The biggest difference is their source of power, with AC motors powered by an alternating current and DC motors powered by a direct […]

Linear Bearings Guide

There are two basic types of linear bearing, one with a plain element and another with a rolling element. They both serve the same general function but differ in their design and in the performance they produce. They each consist of mechanical components that allows relative motion between one surface supporting another while minimising friction created between the two. There are many high quality linear bearing products for a wide variety of applications available through linear bearings suppliers. Yorkshire-based YB Components keep local stocks from the best linear bearing manufacturers so they are ready to ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Delivery can even be completed on the same day of ordering […]

AMC Mecanocaucho Anti-Vibration Technology

Most industrial automation systems produce motion and in turn vibration. Kinetic energy is usually released when the direction of these motions are changed or stopped entirely, and this energy is what causes the vibrations and shock impacts to happen. Sudden shocks in an automation system can be damaging to the machine and its various components, as well as to the product being processed or manufactured by the machine. Even lesser impactful vibrations can cause damage or fatigue to the machinery and its parts if consistently applied over time. This is why dampers and absorbers are crucial components of any automation system producing vibrations and shocks. As well as shock absorbers and vibration dampers, vibration reduction technology also includes the likes […]

Choose the Right Conveyor

Almost every product has been transported at some point or another along a conveyor during its manufacturing or packaging process. Whether it is foodstuffs, cosmetics, medical supplies, metals or plastics, a conveyor has played a vital role somewhere in its production. This is why conveyors come in so many different shapes and sizes. Some have relatively tiny belt widths of just a few centimetres for the transport of extremely small components, while others can be a metre or more wide in order to transport large and heavy goods. These automated tracks simply move items from one place to another, but they have become integral to a wide variety of automated facilities because they greatly improve the efficiency of material-handling applications. […]

Industrial Roller Chains

Motion control systems exist primarily to move a load from one place to another, with the motor playing a crucial role as it converts electrical input into mechanical energy. However, the motor’s output shaft must be connected to the load in order to move it, which is why roller chains are also vital for many industrial applications. An industrial chain supplier like Yorkshire-based YB Components supplies multiple options such as leaf chains and drive chains. Often, moving a load simply requires the motor to be directly coupled to it, but when this isn’t possible then a popular option is to employ a roller chain. What is a Roller Chain? Roller chains are a simple method to transmit mechanical energy. They […]

How to Choose a Geared-Motor Unit

When selecting gearboxes and geared motors, you should always consider certain key design aspects in accordance with the intended motion control application. The first step should always be a studious examination of the relevant technical and commercial requirements of your application and the gearbox or geared-motor unit you wish to use with it. This information will help you identify the ideal motor for the intended application, and is also crucial when custom-designing a gear motor and building it from scratch. Ideally you should use an application checklist when deciding on the motor specifications you will need. These details along with project specific elements will determine the course of the gear motor design or selection process. Gear Motor Design and Motion […]