How Clutches Work and Common Clutch Problems

Clutches are everywhere in all kinds of machinery, and often in places you wouldn’t even expect. Everyone knows a manual transmission car works with a clutch, but they actually have more than one. Perhaps more surprisingly, cars with automatic transmission also have clutches. There are clutches in smaller machines like cordless drills and even chain saws, which have a centrifugal clutch. In fact, any machinery or device using two rotating shafts will benefit from a clutch. Why We Need Clutches Usually one of the rotating shafts will be driven by a motor or sometimes a pulley, while the second shaft drives another element of the machine. Clutches, like those available through industrial clutches supplier Yorkshire-based YB Components, connect the two […]

Gearmotor Output Shaft Orientation

Geared motor units are often classified by their output shaft orientation, which is to say the place from which they power the application. The two most common output shaft orientations are parallel and right-angle gear-motors so we will discuss them in a little more detail below. Differences Between Parallel and Right-Angle Gear-Motors Usually, right-angle geared motor units tend to be less efficient than the parallel gearmotor types, but they have other advantages that make them the preferred option in many cases. A right-angle variety will typically include a worm gear assembly which will take the motor’s rotary motion and redirect it by 90 degrees. Parallel gear motors are more versatile and can come with a variety of configurations including spiral […]

Ball Screw Protection Tips

Motion system components are always susceptible to harsh conditions, especially those with a rolling action like ballscrews. There are plenty of protective additions for other components such as rail covers and protective casings, but the nature of ballscrews makes them particularly vulnerable. Keeping ballscrews safe from extreme temperature changes and contamination is more difficult than with other components, but not impossible. Taking the appropriate measures can absolutely help prevent failure and extend the life of a ballscrew assembly. Materials Used in Ballscrews Manufacture The materials used in the ballscrews manufacture process can determine how resistant to contamination they are. The material used is especially important if the ballscrew assembly will be exposed to liquid contamination such as water, oils and […]

Supror HB Industrial Gearbox

Supror Gearboxes are a professional manufacturer of gearboxes and geared motors as well as planetary and worm gear reducers. Founded in China back in 2003, and then going on to incorporate the finest Italian technological innovations, Supror Transmission have expanded their operations and now export their gearbox products to over a hundred countries across five continents. Here we take a closer look at one of their most popular gearbox products. Supror HB Industrial Gearbox Supror’s HB series of solid shaft industrial gearboxes incorporates two structural forms in the form of the H parallel gearbox and the B right angle gearbox. It features 1-4 grade transmission and has had the number of requisite parts reduced for optimal performance. The number of […]

Industrial Chains and Belts

Chains and belts are crucial components of conveyor belt systems and numerous other industrial applications. Here we take a look at just a couple of the world leading manufacturers whose products conveyor belts suppliers, Yorkshire-based YB Components especially, can ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Ave Chains Spanish chain and belt manufacturer Ave Chains are one of the world’s leading producers of conveyor belt components. They mainly design and build plate chains, modular belts and sliders, but also produce variety of frame accessories and sprockets. The products Ave chains suppliers like YB Components supply are used in many different applications in a variety of industries all around the globe. AVE conveyor chains […]

Gearbox Manufacturers from Around the World

We supply the very best gearboxes and gear-motors from the best manufacturers from all over the world, so here we will highlight just a few of the gearbox builders who’s parts we are proud to supply. Martinena Gearboxes and Gear-Motors Martinena Transmissions are a leading company from Spain who specialise in the manufacture of reducers and geared motors. Their range of products includes multiple types of Corona Worm gearboxes and geared motor units with parallel axes, as well as several varieties of orthogonal gears, coaxial gears and a series of epicyclic gearboxes. They also design and build mechanical variators and electric motors, with many of their products designed to meet specific needs such as applications with cooling towers, extruders or […]

HTD Belts Suppliers

The HTD belt is a rubber timing drive featuring a curvilinear tooth profile. This curvilinear profile enables the HTD belts to offer a much larger contact area with the pulley. This subsequently improves the performance and allows for a lighter construction. HTD Belt Design Improvements HTD belts suppliers, Yorkshire’s YB Components being one, have been supplying these belts as they are an advanced design that improves upon the traditional trapezoidal toothform of standard belts. The improved design creates a more uniform transmission of power when the teeth are meshed together, resulting in increased torque transmission. The much deeper teeth of HTD belts means there is little tooth jumping or misalignment during operation. The lighter construction means less centrifugal loss and […]

Ballscrews Types

There are many different types of ballscrews that suit different purposes and applications, so here is a quick guide to the main types and how they work. Main Types of Ballscrews Standard ballscrews are designed to transmit rotational motion into linear motion. They use a nut running up and down a screw, with ball bearings that move in helical grooves. There are also many types of custom ballscrew which feature various non-standardised specifications. Specialists in ballscrews manufacture also make ground ballscrews which are usually more expensive to build. This is because they are manufactured using a grinding wheel instead of the usual metal rolling technique. Ballscrews suppliers will know that ground ballscrews are often favoured over other types because they […]

Ballscrews Terminologies

There is a lot of jargon related to ballscrews, some familiar and some less so. Ballscrews suppliers don’t often explain what it all means so here we will run through a few of the terms associated with these products that you should know if you have any dealings with applications using ballscrews. Backdrive, Backlash and Creep Backdrive refers to the action of converting thrust motion back into torque motion. It can reduce the efficiency of an application, though its effect can be reduced with a self-locking mechanism. Backlash refers to the movement of a screw and nut from its original position. Creep is similar to backlash, but is caused by the vibrations and shocks from heavy loads, whereas backlash is […]

Special Machinery Components

There are many special machinery parts available through YB Components, who can ship them out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. For customers based locally around Yorkshire in areas such as Castleford, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Pontefract and Knottingley, it is even possible to deliver the parts on the same day they are ordered. Here is a quick look at some of the special parts kept in stock and ready to ship. Convey Xonic Belts The Convey Xonic belt is a power transmission elastic belt for roller conveyors. It features longitudinal ribs and is designed to transport a variety of load weights from as light as 1kg and up to as heavy as two […]