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How to Select the Right Pallet Conveyor System for Your Operations

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Businesses that load, ship, or store large, heavy products or large quantities often incorporate pallets into their operations.  However, it is not always an easy task handling these pallets and the products that are loaded onto them in a timely and cost-effective way.  With the... Read More

What to Expect When Building Your Custom Conveying System with IBT

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At IBT, our goal is to keep our customers’ operations up and running smoothly as long and as pain-free as possible. And, we don’t take breakdowns and replacements lightly.  Our team of Conveying Systems Engineering experts understands the importance of finding and speccing just the... Read More

Keyless Locking Devices are a Superior Solution for Shaft Connections in Large Bore Applications

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Traditional large cast-iron couplings aren’t the only option when it comes to connecting shafts in large bore applications found in lumber, steel, rail, recycling, and paper industries. Both the H2CC series two-piece clamping couplings and the C600 series keyless rigid couplings by Climax are two... Read More

Spiral Conveyors | Learn the Advantages & Compare Ambaflex Solutions 

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Spiral conveyors transfer loads up and down quickly and efficiently, without interrupting the conveying process or extra manual handling or transfers to other equipment.  They're ideal for mezzanines, multilevel buildings, or elevated conveyor lines. But, there are four primary advantages of spiral conveyors that other... Read More

Work Smarter Not Harder With OPTIME™

Never before has condition monitoring been described by industrial professionals as ‘easy’ or ‘affordable.’ That is, until now. Peace of Mind With Schaeffler’s award-winning, cloud-based solution OPTIME, it’s never been easier to check on the condition of hundreds of rotating machines at any time. OPTIME... Read More

Timken® Self-Aligning Mounted Bearings Offer Superior Strength and Sealing

Timken® Self-Aligning Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units

Designed for mills, mines, power plants and other unforgiving environments. If dirt and debris are costing you downtime, a stronger mounted bearing solution might be the answer. Timken® Self-Aligning Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units are designed for applications from aggregate and steel to mining and... Read More

How to Measure a Conveyor Roller

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The most important consideration when looking at replacing conveyor rollers is making sure the roller is measured properly. Though rollers have standard measurements, they can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Therefore, knowing how to properly measure your conveyor roller, as well as which measurements to... Read More

How to Select the Best Conveyor System for Your Unit Handling Application

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The proper selection and sizing of a conveyor is critical to successfully meeting your production goals. However, investing in a new conveyor system can be daunting and there are a number of key factors to be considered.  Here are five baseline questions that our Conveying... Read More

When to Replace a Unit Handling Conveyor

Is your unit handling conveyor improving or hindering your production efficiency and bottom line? With proper maintenance—and consideration for certain factors like the type of product and usage rates—conveyor systems can last up to 10 years and generate an excellent return on investment (ROI).  There... Read More

Top 3 Upgrades To Improving Your Material Handling/Conveying System

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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

A Whole New Approach with Hytrol’s E24 Conveyor System

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If you’re looking to solve challenges within your operation relating to your material handling system, then the E24 24-volt Hytrol Conveyor System may be the right choice for you. The popular E24 is a low-voltage conveyor system that solves the many glitches found in traditional... 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

Choose Automatic Lubrication For Your Yellow Iron Equipment

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Tired of manually lubricating your yellow iron equipment? IBT Industrial Solutions can help. For your convenience, we not only sell but install automatic lubrication systems on equipment for brands like Caterpillar, Komatsu, and John Deere. With many pumps to choose from, IBT’s professionally-trained technicians can... Read More

Beat Downtime with Dodge® Food Grade Products

Food producers, don’t let corrosive agents, moisture, or harsh-cleaning chemicals impact your operations. With the average recall costing $10 million, it’s time to reconsider if your current equipment can protect you from unnecessary downtime and expensive repairs.  That’s where Dodge® Food Safe products can help.... Read More

Dodge® Stainless Gearboxes Ideal for Food and Chemical Processing

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If you work in food or chemical processing, then you know that traditional epoxy-painted and cast iron gearboxes don’t last long.  The constant chemical exposure, water immersion, abrasion, and high-pressure washdown causes the paint to chip—and rusts the metal, which eventually gets eaten away. Longer-Lasting... Read More

Are Your Bearings Really Considered ‘Food Safe’?

Consumer expectations and stringent health regulations increasingly challenge food manufacturers to guarantee higher food grade and hygiene standards. However, harsh chemicals and high-pressure sprays used in clean-in-place (CIP) procedures can quickly deteriorate product reliability. To avoid recalls costing up to $10 million, on average, producers... Read More

Introducing Stratus Learning™, Industrial Training Created By IBT Experts

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Elevate your knowledge with Stratus Learning, a new online training solution by IBT Industrial Solutions. This new online education offering joins IBT’s tenured in-person training program of more than five decades. Created by learning and development industrial experts at IBT, this interactive online training was... Read More

Operate Safely and Improve Reliability With Martin Sprocket and Gear

Many bulk material handling belt conveyor users battle unexpected safety hazards. Couple this factor with decreased productivity and it can be difficult to meet increasing yield goals. Whether it’s a premature idler failure caused by a contaminated bearing or carryback build up on return rolls,... Read More

Bring IBT to You with Uptime

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We know problems don’t always occur at the best time. That’s why we recently released our first-ever mobile HelpApp, Uptime. Now, it’s easier than ever before to ask us for help using your smartphone. How to Submit a Ticket on Uptime Grab your smartphone Open... Read More

Upgrade Your EZLogic® System to Gen3

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Gen1 and 2 users, your EZLogic® system may be running on borrowed time. Hytrol no longer manufactures replacement parts for these two aging systems. Fortunately, you can avoid unplanned downtime by turning to IBT Industrial Solutions, a Hytrol integration partner for more than 50 years. ... Read More

8 Important Tips for Proper Conveyor Installation and Maintenance

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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

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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

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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