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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

Industrial Rod Ends

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

What to Expect When Building Your Custom Conveying System with IBT

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At IBT, our goal is to keep our customers’ operations up and running smoothly as long and as pain-free as possible. And, we don’t take breakdowns and replacements lightly.  Our team of Conveying Systems Engineering experts understands the importance of finding and speccing just the... Read More

Keyless Locking Devices are a Superior Solution for Shaft Connections in Large Bore Applications

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Traditional large cast-iron couplings aren’t the only option when it comes to connecting shafts in large bore applications found in lumber, steel, rail, recycling, and paper industries. Both the H2CC series two-piece clamping couplings and the C600 series keyless rigid couplings by Climax are two... Read More

Spiral Conveyors | Learn the Advantages & Compare Ambaflex Solutions 

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Spiral conveyors transfer loads up and down quickly and efficiently, without interrupting the conveying process or extra manual handling or transfers to other equipment.  They're ideal for mezzanines, multilevel buildings, or elevated conveyor lines. But, there are four primary advantages of spiral conveyors that other... Read More

Work Smarter Not Harder With OPTIME™

Never before has condition monitoring been described by industrial professionals as ‘easy’ or ‘affordable.’ That is, until now. Peace of Mind With Schaeffler’s award-winning, cloud-based solution OPTIME, it’s never been easier to check on the condition of hundreds of rotating machines at any time. OPTIME... Read More

Timken® Self-Aligning Mounted Bearings Offer Superior Strength and Sealing

Timken® Self-Aligning Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units

Designed for mills, mines, power plants and other unforgiving environments. If dirt and debris are costing you downtime, a stronger mounted bearing solution might be the answer. Timken® Self-Aligning Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units are designed for applications from aggregate and steel to mining and... Read More

How to Measure a Conveyor Roller

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The most important consideration when looking at replacing conveyor rollers is making sure the roller is measured properly. Though rollers have standard measurements, they can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Therefore, knowing how to properly measure your conveyor roller, as well as which measurements to... Read More

How to Select the Best Conveyor System for Your Unit Handling Application

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The proper selection and sizing of a conveyor is critical to successfully meeting your production goals. However, investing in a new conveyor system can be daunting and there are a number of key factors to be considered.  Here are five baseline questions that our Conveying... Read More

When to Replace a Unit Handling Conveyor

Is your unit handling conveyor improving or hindering your production efficiency and bottom line? With proper maintenance—and consideration for certain factors like the type of product and usage rates—conveyor systems can last up to 10 years and generate an excellent return on investment (ROI).  There... Read More

Top 3 Upgrades To Improving Your Material Handling/Conveying System

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Upgrades...Sometimes they’re exciting. You get a new phone, new software, maybe a new car.  Awesome, right?! And then there are the upgrades we do unwillingly because we simply have to. With your Material Handling and Conveying Systems, you can have a mix of both sometimes... Read More

A Whole New Approach with Hytrol’s E24 Conveyor System

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If you’re looking to solve challenges within your operation relating to your material handling system, then the E24 24-volt Hytrol Conveyor System may be the right choice for you. The popular E24 is a low-voltage conveyor system that solves the many glitches found in traditional... Read More

Upgrade Your Conveying Chain and Reduce Processing Costs

Looking for a way to reduce waste and lower operating costs in your food processing plant?  Maybe it’s time to upgrade your conveying chain. Reduce Operating Costs Conveyors and conveyor chains are an essential part of any manufacturing line, connecting one process of a line... Read More

Choose Automatic Lubrication For Your Yellow Iron Equipment

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Tired of manually lubricating your yellow iron equipment? IBT Industrial Solutions can help. For your convenience, we not only sell but install automatic lubrication systems on equipment for brands like Caterpillar, Komatsu, and John Deere. With many pumps to choose from, IBT’s professionally-trained technicians can... Read More