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DEWALT Demo Rig—Put Your Abrasive Wheels to the Test

Want to find out if you have the top-performing abrasive wheels for your dollar—without leaving your facility?  The innovative DEWALT Demo Rig will be driven right to your location, where you can test your current abrasive wheel against other models. “We take a wheel right... Read More

Thern Silo Crane Adds Value to Your Business + Pays For Itself

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If you've ever had to move heavy equipment to the top of a silo or grain elevator, then you know that it’s not easy—or cheap. Renting a crane can easily cost $300/hour and, at that rate, a 10-hour repair operation can run you upwards of... Read More

What You Need To Know — New OSHA Silica Standard & It’s Regulations

Silica Standard

It took a wave of worker deaths in the 1930’s to spur The U.S. Department of Labor to first address and investigate the harmful effects of respirable crystalline silica. Today, an estimated 2.3 million workers are exposed to the silica dust and the previous exposure limits... Read More

What Is an Intrinsically Safe Radio—and When Do I Need One?

Intrinsically Safe Radio

What is an “intrinsically safe” radio? A standard 2-way radio generates sparks and heat during normal operation, which can be dangerous in some work environments.  An “intrinsically safe” radio is a special 2-way radio that is designed to prevent fires or explosions by eliminating the sparks... Read More

Drag Conveyors – Higher Throughput and Efficiencies

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Screw conveyors don’t always work best for every application.  In fact, switching to a drag conveyor can sometimes save you a significant amount of money over the life of the conveyor. “There’s no one conveyor that can solve every problem,” said John Coxon, Bulk Handling... Read More

IBT & Affiliated Distributors — The Relationship Behind Your Continued Success

Although many aren't familiar with the name “Affiliated Distributors,”  this organization plays a major role - behind the scenes - when it comes to buying industrial supplies from independent distributors like IBT Industrial Solutions. Our partnership with Affiliated Distributors (AD) allows us to continue providing our customers with the best solutions... Read More

Top 3 Reasons Why Keyless Locking Devices are the Best Choice for Rotating Applications

Climax Keyless Locking Devices (KLDs) are mechanical bushings used to connect power transmission components onto rotating shafts. KLDs work with straight bore and generous tolerances, reducing component machining and complexity cost. In addition, KLDs are installed and removed using simple hand tools; no heat or... Read More

How To Identify Bearings — And Why It’s Important

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In an industry where technology is constantly advancing, best installation and maintenance practices of the parts that keep our applications functioning day-to-day, often get overlooked. That's why we're going back to the basics. With the help of  this easy guide, you'll soon be able to better Identify Bearings in your own workplace.... Read More

Koyo Training Vehicle Delivers Bearing Training — Right to Your Front Door

Looking for inexpensive bearing training that can be done at your location?  The Koyo Training Vehicle brings it right to your doorstep, free of charge—and it can even be customized to your operation or industry. What is the Koyo Training Vehicle (KTV)? The Koyo Training... Read More

Split Spherical Roller Bearings from Schaeffler Increase Uptime and Reduce Costs

If your machines aren’t running, you’re not making money. This is especially true when it comes time to repair or overhaul your machinery, as these tasks often result in costly production downtime while your equipment is offline. Bearing replacement is typically an integral part of... Read More

9 Reasons to Try IBT’s Industrial Training

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Did you know that IBT Industrial Solutions offers in-depth, comprehensive training—12 months a year?  Here are 9 reasons why you should try IBT’s Industrial Training program for your team. Reason #1—It reduces downtime when failures occur. When participants practice fixing equipment failures in a relaxed,... Read More

2017 GEAPS Exchange—Record Turnout

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri—May 15, 2017—The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) recently held their annual industry show, the GEAPS Exchange, in Kansas City, Missouri. Hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center, a 270,000 sq. ft. event space in Bartle Hall, the event broke a GEAPS... Read More

3 Tips—for Longer Filter Life

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Want to get more life out of your industrial filters?  Dick Ballard, a District Sales Manager at Koch Filter Corporation, routinely counsels clients on selecting the right filters—and how to save money by extending the life of those filters.  His team supplies HVAC filters, industrial... Read More

AD Selects IBT as “Member of the Year” for 2016

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IBT Industrial Solutions was selected by Affiliated Distributors (AD) as the 2016 Member of the Year for their Bearings and Power Transmission Division. Chosen by Popular Vote IBT was chosen by popular vote from 32 supplier members of AD.  The company was selected for “going... Read More

Save Time and Money on Conveyor Sanitation—with PURclean

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Looking for a conveyor belt that is smooth, sanitary—and can actually reduce the time and money you spend on cleaning? PURclean conveyor belting may be your answer if: You need to splice your own conveyor belting. The 100% pure polyurethane belting makes it easier to... Read More

IBT Gear Shop Handles 2:00 a.m. Christmas Holiday Emergency

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The call came in at 2:00 a.m. on December 28th—a day that most people are home with their families, enjoying holiday time off. A food manufacturing plant in the Kansas City area was down with an outage, and they needed help. Help from someone that... Read More

7 Reasons Why 2-Way Radios Boost Productivity

“Once customers add 2-way radios to their facility, they usually see an immediate boost to productivity,” said Jason Murphy, the Sales Manager for WS Communications.  “Many companies start out with just 2-3 radios for maintenance staff, then quickly add 10-20 more—once they see the efficiencies... Read More

NEW Cordless Power Tools Have 3x the Battery Power + 4x Longer Runtime

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No matter how much you love your favorite industrial tools, power cords are trip hazards—and they can slow us down.  The problem is, it can be difficult to get the same power and performance out of cordless tools. Until now.  With new battery technology and... Read More

Q. “How Can I Prevent Equipment Failures?”

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Q.  What is the best way to prevent catastrophic equipment failures? A.  Regular predictive maintenance. But the problem is, few companies do this well—or do it routinely enough to make an impact, says Chris Treat, the Business Group Director of Industrial Maintenance Technologies at IBT... Read More

5 Things to Know—About Current Arc Flash Regulations

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Is your company in compliance with the most current safety standards for arc flash?  According to Stephen Herzig, an electrical engineer and arc flash safety specialist at Herzig Engineering, here are 5 things you need to know about current arc flash requirements. Arc flash causes... Read More

Could You Have an Air Leak?

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Have you ever wondered if your pneumatic systems are leaking air?  If they are, then you could be losing thousands of dollars every year—in wasted energy on air compression. 3 Signs of an Air Leak Here are 3 clues that you might have an air... Read More

IBT Opens New Full-Service Branch in Dickson, Tennessee

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IBT Industrial Solutions opened a new, full-service branch in Dickson, Tennessee on August 1, 2016. The new branch is located at 511 Henslee Drive and will provide local businesses with a full range of industrial, MRO, and OEM services and supplies—ranging from bearings, to power transmission,... Read More

Avoid Forklift Accidents—with Collision Awareness Products

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Did you know that more than 40% of all forklift fatalities are caused by an individual being struck—or run over—by a forklift?  According to OSHA, forklift accidents account for 61,800 minor injuries, 34,900 serious injuries, and 85 deaths every year. The Danger of Warehouse Intersections... Read More

IBT’s New Service Counter Offers Emergency Hose Replacement

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Need to replace a failed industrial hose assembly—fast?  IBT Industrial Solutions now offers emergency hose replacement services in as little as 15 minutes—with their new, dedicated Hose Service Counter at the Merriam, Kansas branch. Replacements in as little as 15 minutes Customers can now bring... Read More

IBT Honors Mark Byrne—with Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation

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IBT Industrial Solutions recently donated $25,000 to Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation, in honor of the company’s former CEO and President, Mark Byrne. “Mark Byrne was totally committed to Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation as a way to eradicate childhood illiteracy, and we... Read More