Category Archives: Bearings

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

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

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

Beat Downtime with Dodge® Food Grade Products

Food producers, don’t let corrosive agents, moisture, or harsh-cleaning chemicals impact your operations. With the average recall costing $10 million, it’s time to reconsider if your current equipment can protect you from unnecessary downtime and expensive repairs.  That’s where Dodge® Food Safe products can help.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Solving Bearing Failure—When Unique Specifications Call for Creative Solutions

Koyo Sealed, Closed One End, High Capacity Bearing

[CASE STUDY] – When a U.S. industrial motion control manufacturer wasn’t getting the maximum life they desired out of their bearings, they began their search for an integral component to add to their existing lineup of products that would eliminate premature bearing failure. The primary... Read More

Prevent Contamination with a Reliable Bearing Seal

In harsh operating environments, bearings are constantly under attack from contaminants such as dirt, abrasive materials, caustic chemicals, extreme heat and heavy shock loads.  Determine whether you need a bearing seal or shield. Selecting the right bearing seal to protect against contamination is often the... Read More

Reduce Bearing Installation Time By Up to 75% with Safety Mount Bearings

ABB Safety Mount Bearings

Safety Mount Spherical Roller Bearings’ Patented Built-in Mounting System Substantially Cuts Installation Time and Improves Safety and Productivity ABB introduced the Dodge Safety Mount, a line of mounted spherical roller bearings designed to reduce bearing installation time by up to 75 percent, compared to traditional products.... Read More