Heidelberg Platen Press

The original Heidelberg Platen Press was first introduced back in 1914 and continued to be manufactured until 1984. It was a letterpress printing press designed and built by the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen company in Germany, the same company leading the world in digital printing innovations today. Even though new versions of the original Heidelberg Platen Press are no longer being made, the machines are still widely used in both commercial and enthusiast letterpress printing. The old machines are able to be kept running thanks to distributors like YB Components who supply parts like the pulley for Heidelberg printing machines amongst many others. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen have moved with the times and now mostly serve the commercial printing market with modern offset and […]

Belt Drive Manufacturers

With the recent addition of Swati Pulley and Laifual Drive belt products to the range of products available through YB Components, we thought it a good time to highlight a few of the long established variable speed belt manufacturers whose products are also available to ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Carlisle Ultimax Belts The quiet and efficient Carlisle premium quality synchronous drive belts require little maintenance and consistently outperform similar belts in relevant high torque and high tension tests. The Carlisle Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger (ACHE) belt includes a unique Z-shaped twist which acts as the air-cooling heat exchanger component. They also have a vertical shaft which helps reduce wear on the […]

New Year, New Products!

Towards the end of 2020 we introduced some new manufacturers as well as some new products from established brands that are available for fast and free shipping all over the UK and the rest of the world. We’re going to start 2021 with a quick review of these latest additions to our range of machinery parts and components. Here’s what’s new for 2021… Laifual Drives Laifual Drives make long lasting maintenance-free planetary gear reducers, with their product range now available through Laifual Drive suppliers YB Components. Their high precision harmonic reducers feature a low starting torque with a high torque maximum, a low temperature rise and a big speed ratio despite their compact size. The Laifual Drive gear reducers are […]

Swati Pulley Suppliers

The Swati Pulley Company was founded thirty years ago and has since become one of India’s foremost manufacturers of an extensive array of control equipment including Fixed Centre Drives and Variable Centre Drives. The company’s full range consists of a variety of Swati Pulley variable speed drives, control equipment, machine operating elements and other constant speed drive products that are used in a wide variety of industries. All Swati Pulley products are manufactured in compliance with the required industry standards, with the firm’s experienced professionals using the latest technology and superior grade production material. Swati Pulley Suppliers and Infrastructure YB Components are the UK’s leading Swati Pulley distributors and are pleased to be able to ship their high quality products […]

Swati Pulley Suppliers

The Swati Pulley Company was founded thirty years ago and has since become one of India’s foremost manufacturers of an extensive array of control equipment including Fixed Centre Drives and Variable Centre Drives. The company’s full range consists of a variety of Swati Pulley variable speed drives, control equipment, machine operating elements and other constant speed drive products that are used in a wide variety of industries. All Swati Pulley products are manufactured in compliance with the required industry standards, with the firm’s experienced professionals using the latest technology and superior grade production material. Swati Pulley Suppliers and Infrastructure YB Components are the UK’s leading Swati Pulley distributors and are pleased to be able to ship their high quality products […]

Laifual Drive Suppliers

Laifual Drive distributors are now able to supply the full range of Laifual Drive harmonic reducers along with their selection of planetary gear reducers. As Laifual Drive suppliers, YB Components recently posted a feature looking at Laifual’s planetary gear reducers on the website’s blog, so here we will focus entirely on the full range of Laifual Drive harmonic reducers. LSS Series – Laifual Drive Harmonic Reducers The LSS Series is an easy-to-operate combination product that features a cross-roller bearing with high rigidity to support external loads. They are available to ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world through Laifual Drive suppliers YB Components. A subset of the LSS Series is the LSN Series […]

Deepak Pulleys: Interchangeable Speed Pulley Drives

Deepak Pulleys make some of the most versatile speed pulley drives that can be used in place of other established brands. The Deepak Pulley products available in the UK through YB Components can be interchanged for similar old or obsolete variable speed pulley drives such as those manufactured by Lenze, Becker, Berges and TB Woods. First established back in 1978, Deepak Pulleys (a.k.a. Deepak Drives) have become the largest manufacturer of mechanical variable speed pulley drives for industrial applications in India. Their dedication to continuous research and development has provided them with a distinct advantage over their competitors thanks to consistent quality and product design innovations. The variable speed pulley drives designed and built by Deepak Drives are used in […]

Swati Pulley Variable Speed Pulleys

  New to the range of machinery components available through YB Components are Swati Pulley, who produce solutions for belt driven variable speed applications. Since commencing commercial production in 1990, Swati Pulley has achieved a leading position in the Indian machinery parts manufacturing market. The company has a reputation for high product quality, performance and reliability, so here we will highlight just a few of the excellent products Swati Pulley suppliers YB Components are making available to ship fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world. Swati Pulley Fixed Centre Drive The Swati Pulley Fixed Centre Drive pulleys have a speed variation ratio of 1:7 and use wide V-belts for the drive. They allow the […]

Laifual Drive Planetary Gear Reducers

Laifual Drive design and build some of the most reliable and long lasting planetary gear reducers, and their excellent products are now available through Laifual Drive distributors YB Components. As well as being maintenance-free and long lasting, Laifual’s high precision harmonic reducers have characteristics such as low temperature rise, low starting torque with a high torque maximum, and a big speed ratio matched with a compact small size. These attributes make the Laifual Drive products popular for use with industrial and service robots as well as medical equipment and high precision automation equipment. Here is a quick introduction to the four series of planetary gear reducers available through the UK’s leading Laifual Drive suppliers. LFB Series – Laifual Drive Planetary […]

What Causes Gear Motor Failure

There are a variety of reasons why geared motor units fail so it is wise to have a good understanding of them all to better diagnose any recurring problems you have with failing gear motors. The easily avoided reasons for failure are a lack of proper lubricant and inadequate mounting, so make sure you know what oil or grease is required for the specific motor and ensure the mounting is stable and secure. Now we will briefly touch on the other issues that cause failure but which are less easy to detect. Undersized Gear-Motors One of the most common reasons for failure is a geared motor unit being undersized and thus doesn’t produce enough power for the application. This results […]