Posts by IBT Inc

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

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Sometimes, food manufacturers don’t realize just how costly outdated methods are.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

Timken corrosion-resistant poly-round housed units

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

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

Dodge® Stainless Gearboxes Ideal for Food and Chemical Processing

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If you work in food or chemical processing, then you know that traditional epoxy-painted and cast iron gearboxes don’t last long.  The constant chemical exposure, water immersion, abrasion, and high-pressure washdown causes the paint to chip—and rusts the metal, which eventually gets eaten away. Longer-Lasting... 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

Introducing Stratus Learning™, Industrial Training Created By IBT Experts

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Elevate your knowledge with Stratus Learning, a new online training solution by IBT Industrial Solutions. This new online education offering joins IBT’s tenured in-person training program of more than five decades. Created by learning and development industrial experts at IBT, this interactive online training was... Read More

Operate Safely and Improve Reliability With Martin Sprocket and Gear

Many bulk material handling belt conveyor users battle unexpected safety hazards. Couple this factor with decreased productivity and it can be difficult to meet increasing yield goals. Whether it’s a premature idler failure caused by a contaminated bearing or carryback build up on return rolls,... Read More

Bring IBT to You with Uptime

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We know problems don’t always occur at the best time. That’s why we recently released our first-ever mobile HelpApp, Uptime. Now, it’s easier than ever before to ask us for help using your smartphone. How to Submit a Ticket on Uptime Grab your smartphone Open... Read More

Upgrade Your EZLogic® System to Gen3

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Gen1 and 2 users, your EZLogic® system may be running on borrowed time. Hytrol no longer manufactures replacement parts for these two aging systems. Fortunately, you can avoid unplanned downtime by turning to IBT Industrial Solutions, a Hytrol integration partner for more than 50 years. ... Read More

8 Important Tips for Proper Conveyor Installation and Maintenance

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Try these conveyor installation and maintenance tips to keep your conveyor system working at peak performance: Do Not Exceed Conveyor Capacity Conveyors have two capacities.  Exceeding either of these capacities could damage the conveyor and/or its drive: Structural or static capacity (given in lbs. per... Read More

Top 4 Causes Of Electric Motor Failure

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Did you know that motor-driven equipment accounts for 64 percent of the electricity consumed in the U.S. industrial and commercial sectors? It’s hardly surprising when you think about it — most operations run on some type of motor whether it’s a drive fan, pump, compressor,... Read More