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Uptime the IBT HelpApp – Bringing IBT to Wherever You Are in 5 Simple Steps

In a time where virtual connections are becoming vital, IBT is dedicated to serving our customers and their businesses remotely.

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A Must Have How-To Guide For 3M Reusable Respirator Maintenance

Quality 3M reusable respirator maintenance is essential.

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What If There Was An Easier Way To Remove Bearings From A Shaft?

For hundreds of years, bearing removal has been a time-consuming maintenance challenge.

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8 Important Tips for Proper Conveyor Installation and Maintenance

Hytrol Conveyor System

Try these conveyor installation and maintenance tips to keep your conveyor system working at peak performance: Do Not Exceed Conveyor Capacity Conveyors have two capacities.  Exceeding either of these capacities could damage the conveyor and/or its drive: Structural or static capacity (given in lbs. per... Read More

Top 4 Causes Of Electric Motor Failure

Motor Burnout

Did you know that motor-driven equipment accounts for 64 percent of the electricity consumed in the U.S. industrial and commercial sectors? It’s hardly surprising when you think about it — most operations run on some type of motor whether it’s a drive fan, pump, compressor,... Read More

Transform Your Workspace with Continental’s Shop In A Box

Continental's Shop In A Box

Avoid downtime by transforming your workspace into an in-house hydraulic and industrial hose crimp shop with Continental’s Shop In A Box. This turnkey setup features everything you need to get the job done quickly including: Four Crimpers to Choose From PC-125: Crimps -20 B2 fittings... Read More

Choose CONCEPT1™ to Prevent Over or Under Greasing

Schaeffler's Concept1 Single-Point Automatic Lubricator

Tired of managing your manual lubrication system? With under/over greasing the no. 1 cause for premature bearing failure, it may be time for you to reconsider your options. That’s where Schaeffler comes in. Save time and get straight to the point with the company’s new... Read More

IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System Prevents Injuries

Are you concerned about your staff unloading heavy, 50-pound bags from full pallets?  IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System can do the heavy work for you—and prevent injuries along the way. Handles Loads Up to 4,000 pounds IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System is designed to handle... Read More

Shaft Collars – How Small Parts Work & Keep Our World Moving Forward

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Shaft collars ...this small and vital tool is something most of us overlook, and you might not even know it existed. This small piece is likely used in every plant or manufacturer that made your, well….everything. From processing your favorite foods to your keeping up... Read More

Radio…A Vintage Invention w/ Modern Purpose

Radio

Radio, not online radio... just pure old fashion airwaves. For most of us, radio is probably not our first choice when it comes to technology, we’re probably grabbing a smartphone or another wifi-enabled device. When we step back for a moment to reflect it almost feels... Read More

Rugged Operations Dragging Down Performance? It’s Time for Timken!

Timken

Are your rugged operations causing premature failure of your bearings and housings? Tough jobs like mining and bulk handling can do a number on your equipment. Downtime and labor to fix failing equipment is money out of your pocket! When you're facing this challenge it’s... Read More

The Solution to Premature Roller Chain Wear That’s Saving a Dessert Supplier Over $18K/Yr

CASE STUDY  When a customer was experiencing premature roller chain wear, IBT and Diamond Chain recommended a solution that led to over $18,084 in savings after ONE year. Every day, IBT service experts answer phone calls from distressed customers who are facing unexpected challenges and... Read More

Top 3 Upgrades To Improving Your Material Handling/Conveying System

conveying material handling hytrol upgrade

Upgrades...Sometimes they’re exciting. You get a new phone, new software, maybe a new car.  Awesome, right?! And then there are the upgrades we do unwillingly because we simply have to. With your Material Handling and Conveying Systems, you can have a mix of both sometimes... Read More

Bearing Replacements Costing You Downtime? Time for Cost Savings You Need & Deserve!

Schaeffler bearing housing cutaway with lubricator

Bearing replacements have you in a tight spot? Do you deal with rapid bearing replacement, in areas that are challenging to work in or hard to reach? Replacing bearings can be a tedious and time-consuming process, and taking extra steps to do your work, when... Read More

ABB Smart Sensors—A Simple Step with Big Impact in Overcoming Mechanical Failure

ABB's new Bearing Smart Sensor

Are you experiencing inconvenient and premature repairs to your mechanical equipment? Repairs can be frustrating. Like Murphy's Law says, "Anything that can go wrong, will, and at the worst time." Thankfully, ABB's Smart Sensor is paving the way for a new, simpler future. Issues like... Read More

3 Disinfectants You Can Use NOW to Fight Against COVID-19 at Your Facility

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - Benjamin Franklin The CDC and EPA have given us a wealth of resources on how to protect ourselves against COVID-19. Most of the instructions and recommendations make a lot of sense and are easy... Read More

Reduce Downtime with IBT’s Industrial Services Team

Reduce downtime

Downtime is a drag! Breakdowns are a pain...I think we can all agree on that. It doesn’t matter if it’s your internet or the coffee maker. If it’s down or broken, you’re missing out and probably losing money trying to fix it. These inconveniences throw... Read More

Make Disinfecting a Breeze with the Graco® SaniSpray HP—Your #1 tool in the COVID-19 battle

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We need a solution The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the globe. People everywhere have been under stay at home orders, and socially distancing to combat this virus. Many non-essential businesses are still closed. As others open, the demand and requirement for disinfecting and sanitizing will... Read More

Sick and Tired of Tedious Coupling Maintenance? We’ve Got the Solution!

martin go-flex coupling

 Are you sick and tired of time-consuming and tedious coupling maintenance?  Lubrication, repairs...it all takes time. Time you don’t have. Avoiding downtime is the name of the game in production performance. So say goodbye to those time-consuming maintenance tasks and say hello to a new,... Read More

IBT’s Hose Shop Adds Capabilities with their NEW Industrial Hose Machine

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Tradition meets Innovation Since the 1960s IBT has been a leader in Industrial Hose here in the Midwest. We have continued to excel and meet our customer’s needs. Innovating and adding new technology is one piece of our ongoing commitment to deliver the best. Now, IBT... Read More

Are Your Hoses Fighting Your Food & Beverage Facility’s Progress?

Microban Food and Beverage Hose

Success in food and beverage manufacturing comes down to a micro-moment. Manufacturers will spend years sourcing ingredients and appropriate flavors that help bring their vision to life. A critical point that tends to be overlooked in food manufacturing, is the hose used to transfer the... Read More

Upgrade Your Conveying Chain and Reduce Processing Costs

Looking for a way to reduce waste and lower operating costs in your food processing plant?  Maybe it’s time to upgrade your conveying chain. Reduce Operating Costs Conveyors and conveyor chains are an essential part of any manufacturing line, connecting one process of a line... Read More

Looking for a Safer, Stronger Belt Drive Solution?

Gates GT 4 belts

Introducing Gates® PowerGrip™ GT™ 4 Synchronous Belt A belt that makes you better Are you tired of unreliable belts breaking, leaving you in the lurch, and dealing with downtime? No one likes dealing with repairs or failing parts. Thankfully IBT has the solution for you.... Read More

How-To Safeguard Your Facility: A COVID-19 Industrial Strategy

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Navigating a new normal Navigating this new normal as we cope with the COVID-19 virus, can be in all honesty, a bit scary and uncertain at times. Both personally and in the workplace. Yet we don’t really get the time for fear or faltering though,... Read More

Uptime the IBT HelpApp – Bringing IBT to Wherever You Are in 5 Simple Steps

Uptime HelpApp

In a time where virtual connections are becoming not only preferred but vital, IBT is dedicated to serving our customers and their businesses remotely.  Uptime™, IBT Industrial Solutions’ new mobile application, was created to provide easy mobile access to our industry specialists allowing a faster... Read More

5 Questions To Ask When Considering Your Next Storage & Racking System

warehouse racking

With so many racking system options to choose from.... It can get confusing on where to begin. Thankfully IBT is here to help. With our 5 Guidelines to Follow When Considering Your Next Storage and Racking System, you can rest assured you have covered your... Read More

IBT Receives the Annual AD Giving Back Award

AD giving back award

IBT Industrial Solutions was recently awarded the AD Giving Back Award for its work to battle local hunger through Harvesters and for aiding those hit hardest by natural disasters all over the world, through Heart to Heart International.               ... Read More

Conquering Challenging Applications w/ Koyo’s Precision Custom Components

Koyo Precision Components Bearings

Whether it’s figuring out the right part number or working on a large manufacturing project, IBT is always there to help. Now, in partnership with Koyo, IBT brings to you the power of precision custom components. Whatever your industrial application needs are, we have the... Read More