Machinery Maintenance and Gearbox Repair Services

Machinery maintenance is important for keeping mechanical assets in good working order as it minimises the need for costly downtime. Machinery maintenance will usually involve a schedule of regular servicing such as routine checks, repairs and the replacement of worn components.  Often the maintenance of industrial machinery is implemented reactively once a machine shows signs of impeded performance, such as a firm calling upon a gearbox repair service after the gearbox has broken down. It can also be handled proactively using various preventive and predictive measures. Proactive maintenance can be the more advisable strategy in certain circumstances as it keeps machinery in good condition without requiring downtime for repairs. Machinery monitoring equipment can detect performance fluctuations and detect problems before […]

Choosing Machinery Lubricant

Researching and investing in the right lubricant for your industrial applications can save your serious money by helping to maximise your equipment’s performance and efficiency. Without the right lubricant for your machinery applied in the correct way, you are inviting components to break down and require repairs which result in costly downtime for your machines. The ideal lubricant will optimise your operations whether you’re using pacific linear bearings, parallel shaft gearboxes or any number of pneumatics industrial components, so here is a quick guide to finding the right lubricant oil or grease for your needs. Application Specifications The most important factor in choosing the right machinery lubricant is ensuring that it is suitable for the application it will be used […]

Know Your Freewheeling Clutch Types

There are four different types of freewheeling clutch, also known as overrunning clutches. They are all used to freewheel or overrun in one direction while maintaining the driving rotational force in a different direction. One of the main characteristics of all freewheeling clutch occurs when the driven shaft rotates faster than the driving shaft. When this happens, an overrunning clutch will disconnect the driving shaft from the driven shaft. This makes such clutches ideal for use with heavy duty applications and when backstops and dual or one-way drives are required, as well as with multiple speed drives. The usefulness of a freewheeling clutch makes them a popular choice for machinery used in industries such as mining, agriculture and metal processing. […]

Guide to Working with Gear-Motors

There are a lot of different types of gearmotor with many variables to consider when identifying the right one for any given application. To help with the selection and specification process, here is a quick guide to working with gear-motors. Determining Gear Motor Size As YB Components are experienced gearboxes suppliers, we know that improper sizing is usually one of the most common mistakes made when selecting a geared motor unit. When you are determining the required size of a geared motor unit for a particular application, there are two important factors regarding the gearbox output shaft that you must consider first. These are its speed measured in rpm, and how much torque it can produce. To figure out the […]

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 […]