Posts by IBT Inc

Dodge Stainless Gearboxes Ideal for Food and Chemical Processing

Dodge Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 Gear Reducer

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

Stratus Learning

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

Uptime HelpApp

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

Hytrol EZLogic Gen3

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

Hytrol Conveyor System

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

Motor Burnout

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

Choose CONCEPT1™ to Prevent Over or Under Greasing

Schaeffler's Concept1 Single-Point Automatic Lubricator

Tired of managing your manual lubrication system? With under/over greasing the no. 1 cause for premature bearing failure, it may be time for you to reconsider your options. That’s where Schaeffler comes in. Save time and get straight to the point with the company’s new... Read More

IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System Prevents Injuries

Are you concerned about your staff unloading heavy, 50-pound bags from full pallets?  IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System can do the heavy work for you—and prevent injuries along the way. Handles Loads Up to 4,000 pounds IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System is designed to handle... Read More

Radio…A Vintage Invention w/ Modern Purpose

Radio

Radio, not online radio... just pure old fashion airwaves. For most of us, radio is probably not our first choice when it comes to technology, we’re probably grabbing a smartphone or another wifi-enabled device. When we step back for a moment to reflect it almost feels... Read More

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

disinfect your warehouse

“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

Reduce downtime

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

sanispray-options

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!

martin go-flex coupling

 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