Posts by IBT Inc

3 Disinfectants You Can Use NOW to Fight Against COVID-19 at Your Facility

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - Benjamin Franklin The CDC and EPA have given us a wealth of resources on how to protect ourselves against COVID-19. Most of the instructions and recommendations make a lot of sense and are easy... Read More

Reduce Downtime with IBT’s Industrial Services Team

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Downtime is a drag! Breakdowns are a pain...I think we can all agree on that. It doesn’t matter if it’s your internet or the coffee maker. If it’s down or broken, you’re missing out and probably losing money trying to fix it. These inconveniences throw... Read More

Make Disinfecting a Breeze with the Graco® SaniSpray HP—Your #1 tool in the COVID-19 battle

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We need a solution The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the globe. People everywhere have been under stay at home orders, and socially distancing to combat this virus. Many non-essential businesses are still closed. As others open, the demand and requirement for disinfecting and sanitizing will... Read More

Sick and Tired of Tedious Coupling Maintenance? We’ve Got the Solution!

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 Are you sick and tired of time-consuming and tedious coupling maintenance?  Lubrication, repairs...it all takes time. Time you don’t have. Avoiding downtime is the name of the game in production performance. So say goodbye to those time-consuming maintenance tasks and say hello to a new,... Read More

IBT’s Hose Shop Adds Capabilities with their NEW Industrial Hose Machine

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Tradition meets Innovation Since the 1960s IBT has been a leader in Industrial Hose here in the Midwest. We have continued to excel and meet our customer’s needs. Innovating and adding new technology is one piece of our ongoing commitment to deliver the best. Now, IBT... Read More

Are Your Hoses Fighting Your Food & Beverage Facility’s Progress?

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Success in food and beverage manufacturing comes down to a micro-moment. Manufacturers will spend years sourcing ingredients and appropriate flavors that help bring their vision to life. A critical point that tends to be overlooked in food manufacturing, is the hose used to transfer the... Read More

Looking for a Safer, Stronger Belt Drive Solution?

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Introducing Gates® PowerGrip™ GT™ 4 Synchronous Belt A belt that makes you better Are you tired of unreliable belts breaking, leaving you in the lurch, and dealing with downtime? No one likes dealing with repairs or failing parts. Thankfully IBT has the solution for you.... Read More

How-To Safeguard Your Facility: A COVID-19 Industrial Strategy

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Navigating a new normal Navigating this new normal as we cope with the COVID-19 virus, can be in all honesty, a bit scary and uncertain at times. Both personally and in the workplace. Yet we don’t really get the time for fear or faltering though,... Read More

Uptime the IBT HelpApp – Bringing IBT to Wherever You Are in 5 Simple Steps

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In a time where virtual connections are becoming not only preferred but vital, IBT is dedicated to serving our customers and their businesses remotely.  Uptime™, IBT Industrial Solutions’ new mobile application, was created to provide easy mobile access to our industry specialists allowing a faster... Read More

5 Questions To Ask When Considering Your Next Storage & Racking System

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With so many racking system options to choose from.... It can get confusing on where to begin. Thankfully IBT is here to help. With our 5 Guidelines to Follow When Considering Your Next Storage and Racking System, you can rest assured you have covered your... 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

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