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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

IIoT Smart Tags Help Drive Efficiencies

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart Tags are an intuitive QR Scan interface that delivers a robust and instantaneous list of product-specific features designed for increased efficiency.  Simply put, it is a technology that is paving the way for innovation, convenience and process improvement in... Read More

Let IBT Build Your Next Dodge Quantis Gear Reducer

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Did you know that IBT is an authorized, ISO-certified Dodge Quantis Build Partner? That means IBT technicians are factory-trained to construct assembled-to-order Dodge Quantis reducers in ILH (In-Line Helical) and RHB (Right-Angle Helical Bevel) configurations. What Does That Mean For You? IBT stocks the inventory... Read More

Are Your Shaft Couplings The Best Fit For Your Application?

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Every day, applications all over the world ⎼ like pumps, motors, compressors, gearboxes, blowers, mixers and conveyors ⎼ rely on shaft couplings to operate smoothly and efficiently. But what is it that makes shaft couplings a good fit for a given application? According to Tim... Read More

5 Reasons To Invest In A Stainless Steel Gearbox

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Any time there is a large purchase to be made, it is common to only see the short-term impact. Since stainless steel gearboxes have historically cost almost twice the amount of cast iron, aluminum or epoxy-painted gearboxes, people have struggled to see the long-term value... Read More

What If There Was An Easier Way To Remove Bearings From A Shaft?

With each day, technology and product innovations become more centered around convenience and adding ease to our daily lives. In the industrial world, this translates to discovering new ways to achieve greater operational efficiency, whether that’s improving machine systems or streamlining conventional processes, like the... Read More

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying An Industrial Grease Gun

Before Buying Your Next Industrial-Grade Grease Gun, Compare The Styles And Learn The Features That EVERY Professional Needs An industrial grease gun is used to deliver just the right amount of lubrication to bearings, right where it’s needed. To a shop maintenance professional, a good... Read More

Industrial Air Springs Improve Performance, Add Ergonomic Value

When people hear “air springs,” they often associate them with automotive, truck and trailer applications. However, air springs, also referred to as air actuators, exist in a number of industrial OEM and MRO environments, as well. Industrial air springs may be found in industries such... Read More

Bearing Failure: Why Bearings Fail & How You Can Prevent It

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What’s that awful noise that you just heard from deep within the operating guts of one of your most critical pieces of equipment? That was your bearing━biting the dust and interrupting a critical operation━and you need to fix it, fast, because downtime is a productivity... Read More

You Get What You Pay For━Investing In The Right Power Drill For The Job

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Before You Buy Your Next Power Drill, Learn The Major Design Distinctions Associated With Different Price Points To Ensure You’re Investing In The Right Tool For The Job As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” This is especially true when it comes... Read More

Top 4 Causes Of Electric Motor Failure

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Motor-driven equipment accounts for 64% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. industrial and commercial sectors. All industrial or commercial operations have some type of motor in their facilities, whether it's used to drive fans, pumps, compressors, saws, crushers or conveyors. Regardless of its purpose, though,... Read More