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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

Important Considerations for Designing a Bulk Conveying System

Compared to package conveyors, the design requirements of bulk conveying systems can present a whole new range of complex issues. The key to the successful conveying of bulk materials is giving ample and knowledgeable consideration to the physical, chemical and handling characteristics of the materials... Read More

Preventive Maintenance for Hydraulic Systems – What It Requires & Why It’s Important

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There are several good reasons to have a reliable system of preventive maintenance in place at your facility—costly emergency repairs, production downtime and worker safety to name a few. The goal of preventative maintenance is to help you identify component weaknesses before failure and loss... Read More

New Company Leadership, A Promising Future for IBT Industrial Solutions

Bittersweet Retirement Opens Door for New Opportunity After an admirable 44 years, Dennis Vogel is hanging up his hat as VP of Sales and Marketing at IBT Industrial Solutions. From a truck driver/warehouse employee at the IBT Topeka branch in 1974, to 1990 IBT Salesman... Read More

What You Can Expect from Schaeffler’s X-life™ Bearings

X-life is the seal of quality for high-performance products from the INA and FAG product brands that are manufactured by Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading integrated industrial and automotive suppliers.  Rolling bearings are vitally important to the reliable and cost-effective operation of machinery and... Read More

Prevent Lost or Stolen Equipment With This Bluetooth™ Tool Tracking Device

The TICK™ Equipment and Tool Tracking Device allows you to track the location of any item in your inventory, regardless of brand or type For professionals everywhere, tools and equipment are key to their livelihood. Tool loss, and the time spent looking for missing tools,... 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

How Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Can Improve Productivity & Efficiency

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In today's business world, most of us are doing several jobs at once. Proper management of inventory in a storeroom can tax even the most skilled managers—and data overload is a common issue. These daily issues led to the concept of Vendor Managed Inventory, also... Read More

Brushed vs Brushless Motors—& How They Impact Your Power Tool’s Performance

Like corded tools, brushed motor tools are slowly becoming less and less sought after in the industrial marketplace. Why?—Because when power tools can offer workplace professionals more freedom, power and control, they can do their job better. See how brushed vs brushless power tools compare... Read More

Increase Machine Reliability With Hybrid Bearings

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Hybrid bearings’ ceramic rolling elements increase machine reliability via current insulation and high wear resistance As an alternative to ceramic inner and outer ring coated rolling bearings, FAG offers hybrid bearings that have ceramic rolling elements and rings made from rolling-bearing steel. You should consider... Read More

Investigating Bearing Failure—Spot The Clues & Uncover The Root Cause

According to Schaeffler, 85% of bearing failures are preventable. Learn how to spot the clues to eliminate the problem from the source and maximize your bearing life. Rolling bearings are at the heart of most machines and vehicles. When the bearing goes, the machine or... Read More

Reduce Carbon Emissions With Permanent Magnet Motors

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Marathon’s Line of Sustainable Permanent Magnet AC Motors Offer Environmental Benefits, In Addition To Enhanced Operational Efficiencies Electric motors consume an estimated 25% of all electricity and up to 65% of all electrical energy consumed by industrials. These energy levels are projected to continue growing.... Read More

When Plain Bearing Inserts Are A Better, More Reliable Investment Than Ball Bearings

In tough environments, ball bearings can often pose a greater risk than reward. When it comes to applications with extremely high or low temps, incomplete rotations, locations difficult to regularly maintain, exposure to bulk solid contaminants or components submerged in liquids, just to name a... Read More

Improve Your Bearing Solution With The Cam Follower That Lasts Up To 4x Longer

Introducing the RBC Roller®—a cam follower that was developed for customers needing a high degree of assurance of long cam follower life. This specially-designed cam follower by RBC is a great problem solver for production machinery applications where downtime is critical and must be avoided,... Read More

Bearing Repair—Why It’s Ideal For Heavy Industries

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Repaired bearings can be returned to like-new specifications in about one-third of the time, costing up to 60 percent less than a new bearing Why has bearing repair grown significantly in popularity among heavy industrial customers? According to Timken®, most bearings in heavy industrial applications are... Read More

What Is A Keyless Locking Device?

Keyless Locking Devices (KLDs) are mechanical bushings used to connect power transmission components onto rotating shafts. These keyless, frictional devices provide an easily adjustable and releasable mechanical shrink fit, while eliminating problems associated with backlash including fretting, corroding and wallowing. Check Out The Top 3... Read More

Less Is More With Lenze’s i500 Frequency Inverter Series

The Lenze i500 is an innovative frequency inverter series in the 0.33 to 177 Hp (0.25 to 132 kW) power range. With a streamlined design, scalable functionality and exceptional user-friendliness, the i500 provides a high-quality frequency inverter that already conforms to future standard in accordance... Read More

When To Use An Inverter Duty Motor vs Standard Motor

With the increased use of Motor Drive packages, the question of “when to use an Inverter Duty Motor instead of a Standard Motor” often arises. The term “inverter-duty” refers to a motor whose speed is controlled by an inverter or VFD (variable frequency drive). While... Read More

Smart Sensor Technology Tracks Motor Health 24/7, Stops Failure In Its Tracks

What’s all the buzz surrounding ABB’s Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors? It’s not just that this new tech needs no wiring, is easy to fit, can be configured in minutes and can fit in your pocket. No—People are talking about how tracking the health of... Read More

Bearing Seals or Shields?—These 3 Qs Will Help You Make The Right Choice

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Determine The Right Bearings For YOUR Application & Environment The basic function and design of a ball bearing have not changed drastically since it was invented in the 1700s. However, features, such as bearing seals and shields, have since been adapted to both protect ball... Read More

SIMOCODE Pro Redefines Dry Running Protection For Pumps In Hazardous Areas

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A Monitoring Technology That Sets New Standards Safety has top priority in the chemical industry. This is because flammable media are used in hazardous areas, which are transported by means of pumps. Reliable dry running protection is a must. With SIMOCODE pro, Siemens delivers an... Read More

The Skinny On Thin Section Bearings

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Made entirely in the USA, SilverThin manufactures thin section bearings for industrial and defense applications. But what, exactly, is a thin section bearing—and what renders it useful? SilverThin helped us answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Thin Section Bearings. »   What... Read More

Put An End To Costly Current Damage With Current-Insulated Bearings

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Wheelsets and traction motors (rail vehicles), DC and AC motors (drivetrains), and generators (wind power) can all be exposed to electric current—which can be extremely harmful to roller bearings. While it is very difficult to eliminate the causes of bearing voltages that are induced by... Read More

Safety is a SIRIUS Business—Safety Relays For Compact Applications

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Machines can be dangerous. Personnel need to be protected. At the same time, the profitability of a machine is also dependent on its availability. For these reasons, safety in automation is always a serious subject. Which is why machine manufacturers need simple solutions for functionally... Read More

Extend Your Air Cylinder Life With Corrosion-Resistant Coatings

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Understanding The Various Causes Of Corrosion Can Help You Select The Best Protection For Your Application & Environment Corrosion is one of the biggest enemies to industrial applications. Luckily, there are viable solutions that won’t cost you an arm and a leg — corrosion-resistant coatings. By... Read More