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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

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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

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

FAG Hybrid Deep Groove Ball Bearings

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

SyMAX® Permanent Magnet AC Motors

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