Posts by IBT Inc

Shaft Collars – How Small Parts Work & Keep Our World Moving Forward

shaft collars

Shaft collars ...this small and vital tool is something most of us overlook, and you might not even know it existed. This small piece is likely used in every plant or manufacturer that made your, well….everything. From processing your favorite foods to your keeping up... Read More

Rugged Operations Dragging Down Performance? It’s Time for Timken!

Timken

Are your rugged operations causing premature failure of your bearings and housings? Tough jobs like mining and bulk handling can do a number on your equipment. Downtime and labor to fix failing equipment is money out of your pocket! When you're facing this challenge it’s... Read More

Top 3 Upgrades To Improving Your Material Handling/Conveying System

conveying material handling hytrol upgrade

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

Bearing Replacements Costing You Downtime? Time for Cost Savings You Need & Deserve!

Schaeffler bearing housing cutaway with lubricator

Bearing replacements have you in a tight spot? Do you deal with rapid bearing replacement, in areas that are challenging to work in or hard to reach? Replacing bearings can be a tedious and time-consuming process, and taking extra steps to do your work, when... Read More

ABB Smart Sensors—A Simple Step with Big Impact in Overcoming Mechanical Failure

ABB's new Bearing Smart Sensor

Are you experiencing inconvenient and premature repairs to your mechanical equipment? Repairs can be frustrating. Like Murphy's Law says, "Anything that can go wrong, will, and at the worst time." Thankfully, ABB's Smart Sensor is paving the way for a new, simpler future. Issues like... Read More

IBT Receives the Annual AD Giving Back Award

AD giving back award

IBT Industrial Solutions was recently awarded the AD Giving Back Award for its work to battle local hunger through Harvesters and for aiding those hit hardest by natural disasters all over the world, through Heart to Heart International.               ... Read More

Conquering Challenging Applications w/ Koyo’s Precision Custom Components

Koyo Precision Components Bearings

Whether it’s figuring out the right part number or working on a large manufacturing project, IBT is always there to help. Now, in partnership with Koyo, IBT brings to you the power of precision custom components. Whatever your industrial application needs are, we have the... Read More

OSHA’s Top 10 Citations & Why It Should be Guiding Your 2020 MRO Spending

lockout-tagout

Every year OSHA comes out with their list of “Top 10 Citations”. You may have even seen the most recent report already. But what does that have to do with your 2020 MRO spending habits, or how you pick inventory?  For the most part, you’ll... Read More

5 Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade to the Dodge® Torque-Arm II Today!

Dodge Torque-Arm II Shaft Mount Gear Reducer

You’re working through your day just like you would any other day. Suddenly, your inbox and phone is buzzing with notifications. One of your site’s gear reducers is down...again. There is no time to waste, you know that as every minute of downtime ticks by,... Read More

6 Tips to Keep You & Your Crew Safe This Winter

winter safety tips

Working in cold weather can be a serious, even life-threatening situation. Crews and their managers all need to be prepared for winter weather and working in cold environments. Implementing safety measures and controls to ensure crews are compliant and safe is a critical piece of... Read More

5 Reasons the Sealmaster® USRB™ Klamploc™ Adapter Lock is Your New, Easy to Install Best Friend

Sealmaster USRB Klamploc

Installation... flashbacks of Swedish furniture instructions might be coursing through your mind about this time...Don't worry I am right there with you! No one likes a tedious installation process. Installation is a dreaded word for most of us. This is exactly why at IBT we... Read More

Staying Safe & Compliant with DeWalt Dust Extractors, Easy as 1 2 3!

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about crystalline silica recently…. with the new updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) it has been all the buzz in the industry. These fine particles have been making waves in the compliance arena and for good... Read More

National Protect Your Hearing Month – The 3 Steps You Should be Taking to Protect Your Hearing

October is National Hearing Protection Month  Do you think about your hearing in a given day? Probably not. Every day many of us forget to protect our hearing, even those of us who work in noisy environments.  While easy to forget about, our ability to... Read More

Schaeffler’s Corrotect Coating Systems – Preventing Corrosion & Increasing Bearing Life

Are you tired of battling corrosion with your rolling bearings?  Corrosion is a common issue with rolling bearings…. That’s right, you’re not alone in this issue.  Not only is corrosion common, but it is actually one of the most frequent causes of rolling bearing failure.... Read More

STAMPED – A Simple Acronym That Can Make a BIG Impact On Your Hose Purchases

Industrial hose

Nothing is more irritating than ordering the wrong part or tool. It’s frustrating and ultimately, at best, a waste of time. Thankfully, ordering the right hose with IBT never needs to be complicated.  At IBT we simplify the ordering process  While we may stock a... Read More