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Ramp-Up Your Conveyor Solutions with the Newest Generation of Roller Chains

Keep your food and beverage processing perfectly within motion by improving your roller chain performance.

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IBT’s Industrial Maintenance Team is here for your Motion Amplification

IBT is now equipped with a new system to help diagnose unseen problems with your manufacturing equipment.

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7 Most Popular Types of Conveyor Belts

This guide is to help educate on the different types of conveyor belts. These 7 belts are the most common in conveyor belt applications.

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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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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Crimp a Hydraulic Hose

There are a couple of ways to go about crimping a hydraulic hose, but it often involves some machinery to achieve a clean, even crimp. When crimping your hydraulic hose, you can choose between using a mechanical crimping machine or visiting your local hydraulic hose... Read More

Ball Bearings vs. Roller Bearings: What are the Key Differences?

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When working with different applications, do you know the key differences between ball bearings vs. roller bearings? While these bearings both provide a rolling, anti-friction element and appear similar in style, their use cases are entirely different, especially when it comes to bearing weight. To... Read More

Prioritize Food Safety with Corrosion-Resistant Deep Groove Ball Bearings

Navigating compliance, regulations, and consumer demands in the food and beverage industry can be exceedingly difficult for processing plants, especially when the landscape is ever-changing. That’s why manufacturers and producers in the food and beverage industry need premium products that they can trust will meet... Read More

Can Industrial Automation Solve for Labor Shortages & Increase Productivity?

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While much of business has seemingly returned to “normal” in some capacity since the beginning days of the pandemic, there are still many hurdles that are facing nearly every industry, primarily that of labor shortages and keeping up with high demand. For many manufacturers, embracing... Read More

How to Select the Right Gearbox for Your Application

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Selecting a gearbox that is the most cost effective and optimal for your application can be quite the challenge. From power transmission to motion control to servo, each industry has its own diverse requirements. To avoid choosing a more expensive gearbox than needed or an... Read More

Roller Bearings that Can Handle the Heft of Vibratory Applications

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Nothing quite compares to the severe stresses that bearings are subjected to when it comes to vibratory applications. Vibrating screens and other vibratory machinery, such as road rollers and saw frames, cause excessive wear over time on the roller bearings that support them. That’s why... Read More

Ramp-Up Your Conveyor Solutions with the Newest Generation of Roller Chains

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Keep your food and beverage processing perfectly within motion by improving your roller chain performance. The latest innovative conveyor solutions can help you meet the industry’s ever-changing demands when it comes to uncompromising standards for performance and sanitation. From washdown-ready and corrosion-resistant materials to decreasing... Read More

IBT’s Industrial Maintenance Team is here for your Motion Amplification

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IBT’s Industrial Maintenance Technologies group (IMT) is equipped with a new system to help diagnose unseen problems with your manufacturing equipment. This system is designed to help you find unknown issues with your equipment before it fails by using motion amplification. IBT’s Motion Amplification  IMT... Read More

7 Most Popular Types of Conveyor Belts

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This guide is to help educate on the different types of conveyor belts. These seven conveyor belts are the most common in conveyor belt applications. Types of Conveyor Belts Roller Bed Conveyor Belts Flat Belt Conveyors Modular Belt Conveyors Cleated Belt Conveyors Curved Belt Conveyors... Read More

Top 5 Safety Tips for Manufacturing

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Safety is always important and safety culture takes time to cultivate and grow. Use these five top safety tips to help keep your manufacturing facility safe. 1. Identify largest risk areas The largest safety hazards and risk areas can be easily identified by the frequency... Read More

IBT Lubbock Partners with Cooper Natural Resources to Solve Their Acid Pumping Needs

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Cooper Natural Resources produces sodium sulfate. This chemical can be found in cleaners, paper, glass, starch, and textiles. Cooper mines brine water and pump it into their plant to produce sodium sulfate. The nature of this chemical is acidic and takes a heavy toll on... Read More

How to Measure a Hydraulic Cylinder

One question that IBT’s fluid power team is always answering is what information do I need to replace my hydraulic cylinder. This article is here to address that exact concern, walk you through measuring the size of your hydraulic cylinder, and provide the information needed... Read More

5 Tips to Get Your Warehouse Ready for 2022

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Is your warehouse ready for 2022? The pandemic has caused all of us to reevaluate our practices and methods for conducting business. Customers have formed new habits and heavier use of eCommerce shopping means that all of the warehouses need to be reevaluated. Getting your... Read More

5 Tips for Improving Efficiency with eCommerce

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The pandemic has caused all of us to reevaluate our practices and methods for conducting business. An eCommerce strategy is more than necessary, it can be a business-saving strategy. These tips have been collected to help you better understand how eCommerce is right for your... Read More

IBT Tulsa Partners with KWS to Save Port of Catoosa Conveying Operations [Case Study]

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Did you know that Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa is McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System’s (MKARNS) largest and most inland port?  Since its opening in 1971, over 82 million tons of agricultural products, fertilizer and industrial cargo have moved through the port in over 1000 barges... Read More

7 Tips for Alleviating Supply Chain Stress

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Supply chain crises are becoming more regular on a weekly basis. Not only are companies short on staff, but many are also experiencing delays in their supply chains and missing products. IBT looked specifically at how we can weather any supply chain disruptions and arrived... Read More

5 Benefits of Online Learning for Maintenance Workers

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The field of maintenance is in as much flux currently as every other field. It is expecting to see growth as well. As time moves on, the maintenance industry is reaching the point that the more experienced generation of workers is retiring, and the education... Read More

Selecting the Best Shaftless Screw Conveyor for Your Application

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The screw conveyor is a cost-effective, versatile, and rugged conveying solution ideal for hard-to-transport materials ranging from irregularly shaped dry solids such as scrap wood and metals to semi-liquid and sticky materials including pulp, compost, food processing refuse, hospital waste, and wastewater products. The shaftless... Read More

Industrial Rod Ends & Their Essential Role in Your Operations

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Although motors and belts often steal the spotlight in industrial operations, there are many smaller, equally essential parts working behind the scenes to ensure precision performance and smooth operation—rod ends, among them. What purpose do rod ends serve? Rod ends consist of a spherically-shaped inner... Read More

How Gearboxes & Gear Reducers Add Function & Utility to Power Transmission Operations

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A gearbox—otherwise known as a gear reducer or speed reducer—is a set of gears that can be added to a motor to decrease speed and increase torque drastically.  Two standard gearbox configurations are in-line and right angle, though hybrid drives are also available. ➤ In-line... Read More

3 Reasons to Upgrade From Roller Chain to a Synchronous Belt Drive System

Sometimes, food manufacturers don’t realize just how costly outdated methods are. As the business modernizes and becomes more complex, tried and true technology and parts may no longer be serving you as well as they once did.  Today, manufacturers are now able to produce more... Read More

How Lean Manufacturing is Minimizing Waste in the Food & Beverage Industry

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Amidst the fast-paced nature of the industry, today’s Food & Beverage Manufacturers are facing increased pressures and greater challenges to meet evolving consumer demands. Consumers want more transparency into the manufacturing and distribution process, and it’s becoming increasingly important that the process be environmentally friendly,... Read More

Elevate Food Safety with Corrosion-resistant Bearing Housed Units

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The Corrosion-Resistant Poly-Round® Housed Units by Timken include a greaseless design increasing reliability, ultimately lowering your cost of ownership. When it comes to Food & Beverage Manufacturing, safety and sanitation regulations are stringent—and for good reason. A typical food production facility houses thousands of rolling... Read More

IBT’s Business Culture Rooted in Tradition

Jeff Cloud, IBT's President & CEO, was a guest on Joel Goldberg's Rounding the Bases podcast. The topic was Business Culture and how IBT maintains the decades-long tradition of supporting and empowering employees to help push IBT into the future. Listen here: Watch here: IBT... Read More

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

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