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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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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

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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

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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

OSHA’s Top 10 Citations & Why It Should be Guiding Your 2020 MRO Spending

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Every year OSHA comes out with their list of “Top 10 Citations”. You may have even seen the most recent report already. But what does that have to do with your 2020 MRO spending habits, or how you pick inventory?  For the most part, you’ll... Read More

5 Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade to the Dodge® Torque-Arm II Today!

Dodge Torque-Arm II Shaft Mount Gear Reducer

You’re working through your day just like you would any other day. Suddenly, your inbox and phone is buzzing with notifications. One of your site’s gear reducers is down...again. There is no time to waste, you know that as every minute of downtime ticks by,... Read More

6 Tips to Keep You & Your Crew Safe This Winter

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Working in cold weather can be a serious, even life-threatening situation. Crews and their managers all need to be prepared for winter weather and working in cold environments. Implementing safety measures and controls to ensure crews are compliant and safe is a critical piece of... Read More

5 Reasons the Sealmaster® USRB™ Klamploc™ Adapter Lock is Your New, Easy to Install Best Friend

Sealmaster USRB Klamploc

Installation... flashbacks of Swedish furniture instructions might be coursing through your mind about this time...Don't worry I am right there with you! No one likes a tedious installation process. Installation is a dreaded word for most of us. This is exactly why at IBT we... Read More

Staying Safe & Compliant with DeWalt Dust Extractors, Easy as 1 2 3!

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about crystalline silica recently…. with the new updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) it has been all the buzz in the industry. These fine particles have been making waves in the compliance arena and for good... Read More

National Protect Your Hearing Month – The 3 Steps You Should be Taking to Protect Your Hearing

October is National Hearing Protection Month  Do you think about your hearing in a given day? Probably not. Every day many of us forget to protect our hearing, even those of us who work in noisy environments.  While easy to forget about, our ability to... Read More

Schaeffler’s Corrotect Coating Systems – Preventing Corrosion & Increasing Bearing Life

Are you tired of battling corrosion with your rolling bearings?  Corrosion is a common issue with rolling bearings…. That’s right, you’re not alone in this issue.  Not only is corrosion common, but it is actually one of the most frequent causes of rolling bearing failure.... Read More

Bearing Smart Sensor—A Simple Step with Big Impact in Overcoming Bearing Failure

ABB's new Bearing Smart Sensor

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

STAMPED – A Simple Acronym That Can Make a BIG Impact On Your Hose Purchases

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Nothing is more irritating than ordering the wrong part or tool. It’s frustrating and ultimately, at best, a waste of time. Thankfully, ordering the right hose with IBT never needs to be complicated.  At IBT we simplify the ordering process  While we may stock a... Read More

PT Coupling’s Abrasion Resistant Fittings – Streamlining Flow and Improving Fitting Life

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If you are in the abrasive materials transfer industry, you’ve likely seen first hand the wear and tear that your industrial hose fittings endure. Whether you’re hauling sand, grain, or other abrasive material, you’ve seen the beating that your hose fittings endure day in and... Read More

Solving Bearing Failure—When Unique Specifications Call for Creative Solutions

Koyo Sealed, Closed One End, High Capacity Bearing

[CASE STUDY] – When a U.S. industrial motion control manufacturer wasn’t getting the maximum life they desired out of their bearings, they began their search for an integral component to add to their existing lineup of products that would eliminate premature bearing failure. The primary... Read More

Prevent Contamination with a Reliable Bearing Seal

In harsh operating environments, bearings are constantly under attack from contaminants such as dirt, abrasive materials, caustic chemicals, extreme heat and heavy shock loads.  Determine whether you need a bearing seal or shield. Selecting the right bearing seal to protect against contamination is often the... 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... Read More

Reduce Bearing Installation Time By Up to 75% with Safety Mount Bearings

ABB Safety Mount Bearings

Safety Mount Spherical Roller Bearings’ Patented Built-in Mounting System Substantially Cuts Installation Time and Improves Safety and Productivity ABB introduced the Dodge Safety Mount, a line of mounted spherical roller bearings designed to reduce bearing installation time by up to 75 percent, compared to traditional products.... Read More

Shank Guide for Hose Retention

A hose assembly is more than just the fitting and hose retention method; It’s also crucial to know the application requirements. That’s why, PT created a “Hose Shank Guide” to help you narrow down which shanks are best for your application, provide more information on... Read More

Now Mounted Bearings Are Even Easier to Install or Replace

Timken's Double-Nut Design Saves Time, Eliminates Difficult Measuring Timken’s expanded line of mounted bearings now includes spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units in sizes up to 15 inches (380 mm) and each TAA Series unit now has an improved adapter sleeve, designed to simplify bearing... Read More

DUST TRAP—The Drilling Shroud That Makes Overhead Drilling Safer, Simpler

Milwaukee Tool announced the industry’s first OSHA-compliant, overhead drilling solution that doesn’t require the use of a vacuum Dedicated to developing productivity-focused, dust collection solutions for compliance with the OSHA regulation on respirable crystalline silica dust, Milwaukee introduced the SDS Plus DUST TRAP™ Drilling Shroud.... Read More

Bearing Design Innovation Eliminates Need for Costly Precision Shafting

Attaining cost reduction, while maintaining top-level performance, is typically an unrealistic objective. The phrases “you get what you pay for” and “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” often come to mind, meaning, you can’t have both affordability AND quality. However, according to... Read More

Roller Chain Lubrication Methods

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Selecting the best lubrication method for your PT operations can help maximize both the life and operational efficiency of your roller chain Proper lubrication is essential for a chain drive to achieve its potential design life. In fact, the type of lubrication employed may be... Read More

IBT Named Hytrol Top 6 Integration Partner for 2018

IBT accepts Hytrol Top 6 Award

For the second time, IBT Industrial Solutions was selected as a Top 6 Integration Partner by Hytrol Conveyor Company Every year, Hytrol names their top six most impactful distribution, or integration, partners based on annual sales figures. For IBT Industrial Solutions, 2018 was a record... Read More

Roller Chain Installation—A Guide To Trouble-Free Operation

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Like any power transmission component, roller chain requires careful and accurate installation to ensure trouble-free operation and long life. Though roller chain installation is a fairly simple process, certain precautions must be taken and maintained in order to achieve the desired results. Roller chain, sprockets... Read More