The Importance of Torque Density

Torque density is an often overlooked parameter when it comes to designing mechanical systems, but understanding it can help build more efficient machines. Engineers and manufacturers consider a number of factors in order to maximise the system’s performance, but calculating the torque density for each and every component in the mechanical system is not yet a commonplace process. It should be though, as a mechanical system designed with torque density in mind will perform better and for longer than a machine designed without any consideration given to torque density. You will still require torque limiter suppliers like Yorkshire-based YB Components, but the overall performance of the mechanical system will be much improved. So what exactly is the difference between torque […]

A History of Microswitches

The humble microswitch will be 90 years old this year, with the first design of its kind first invented in 1932. Since then the devices have undergone various innovations but have always maintained their original premise, which is to be an electric switch actuated with only a very small amount of physical force. Microswitches and the likes of Senotec switching amplifiers are used in a wide variety of industries for different applications. The primary use of a microswitch is when a low driving force with a clearly defined action is required. A secondary use is for long-term reliability, as the construction and operation of microswitches makes them very durable over a long period of time. This is because the internal […]

Planetary Gears for Engineering

Planetary gears are used in a lot of modern engineering which is why YB Components supply high quality gears like MGM planetary gears by MGM Electric Motors. They are frequently used in gearboxes to power applications such as plant machinery and even the latest electric vehicles. They consist of a standard configuration featuring a central drive with orbiting gears, a basic design of which was first conceived a couple of thousand years ago. Today planetary gears are used to provide large portions of torque density for applications that require a high amount of operational efficiency and durability. Torque density is a term used to described the measurement of the torque-carrying capability of a mechanical component, and it is vital for […]

UK Manufacturing and Supply Chains Issues

UK manufacturing is hoping to have a better year in 2022 than the previous two, but there are still issues regarding supply chains around the world. Brexit also continues to cause some problems, while Russia’s war in Ukraine is hardly helping matters. While the supply chains issues are not as serious as they were last year, they are still the most significant factor restricting growth in the manufacturing industry. All parts of the chain are being affected, including suppliers of machinery components as well as machine manufacturers and subcontractors. Here at YB Components we keep local stocks of vital parts such as geared motor units and gearboxes. Suppliers are struggling too in this period of uncertainty, but we have managed […]

 Linear Bearings Guide

There are few different kinds of linear bearings, sometimes called linear bushings. The two main categories are slide-type bearings and the rolling-type bearings, each with variations within category. Such linear bearings or bushings are either rolling-element and fluid-film devices that serve the purpose of reducing friction in motion systems, especially in motion systems that move along a straight or curved line. For systems using a rotary motion, radial bearings are used instead. Classic common examples of linear bearing applications include sliding doors, machine tools and many other applications where mechanical automation requires guided linear motion and with built-in friction reduction. They are also used in modern innovations such as 3D printers. Here we will discuss the main types available though […]

Deserti Meccanica Pulleys and Amplifiers

The Deserti Meccanica variable speed pulleys and associated amplification accessories recently became available to customers of YB Components, so here we will take a closer look at some of the technical features of their products. For more detail on sizes and specifications, head to the Deserti Meccanica suppliers product page and access the PDF guide linked there. Deserti Meccanica Pulley Technical Features The Deserti Meccanica variable speed pulleys are capable of movement in both directions. This means the conical disks must move in perfect symmetry, plus there is a constant and gradual action of the slotted conical Belleville washers. The load bearing hub also has a wide contact surface and features special grooved teeth that have been constructed out of […]

Roller Chains Maintenance Guide   

As a roller chains supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components know all too well the common maintenance mistakes made when it comes to industrial chains. Such roller chains are found in a wide variety of applications across many industries as they are used to move loads and transmit power. With so many applications completely dependent on roller chains producing a consistently reliable performance, regular maintenance is vital. Also important is choosing the correct industrial chain in the first place, as well as ensuring it has been installed correctly. Here we go through the crucial installation and maintenance steps to take to maximise the service life of your roller chains and keep them operating at optimal levels. Choose the Correct Roller It is […]

MGM Electric Motors Worm Gearboxes

While predominantly known for their excellent brake motors, MGM Electric Motors also manufacture a high quality range of worm gearboxes. MGM worm gearboxes are gears that consist of a shaft featuring a spiral thread that engages with and drives a wheel with teeth. They look like a screw that has its threads linked with what looks like a standard spur gear, but with the teeth slightly more angled and curved. The purpose of a worm gearbox is to adjust the rotational movement by 90 degrees. This movement also changes the plane of movement because of the new angle adopted by the worm on the wheel. They work by an electric motor applying rotational power to the worm shaft, which then […]

Deserti Meccanica Variable Speed Pulleys

Deserti Meccanica is an Italian manufacturer of variable speed pulleys, torque limiters and electromagnetic brakes. Their products always have a high standard of quality and well known for reliability and long life spans. History of Deserti Meccanica When the company was founded back in 1974, Deserti Meccanica became the very first Italian company to manufacture and market torque limiters. Now the variable speed pulleys are available through Deserti Meccanica suppliers YB Components. The company was founded by Giorgio Deserti after he gained a lot of experience in the adaptors field. He decided to take a chance on himself with his own company, manufacturing innovative torque limiter technology. Deserti’s idea for the new company had been inspired from his work with […]

Introducing MGM Electric Motors   

Brake motor specialists MGM Electric Motors have arrived at YB Components with local stocks kept ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Known as MGM Motori Elettrici S.p.A. in their native Italy, the family-owned business has been an industry leader in brake motor manufacturing since 1950. They are renowned for the uncompromising quality of their products, which are all developed and constructed at their own plants. They have also opened additional plants in Canada and the United States to serve the North American market. Let’s take a look at the many varied industries and applications where MGM brake motors are used. Applications of MGM Brake Motors The variety of MGM […]