Category Archives: Bearings

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

Now Mounted Bearings Are Even Easier to Install or Replace

Timken's Double-Nut Design Saves Time, Eliminates Difficult Measuring Timken’s expanded line of mounted bearings now includes spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units in sizes up to 15 inches (380 mm) and each TAA Series unit now has an improved adapter sleeve, designed to simplify bearing... Read More

What You Can Expect from Schaeffler’s X-life Bearings

X-life is the seal of quality for high-performance products from the INA and FAG product brands that are manufactured by Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading integrated industrial and automotive suppliers.  Rolling bearings are vitally important to the reliable and cost-effective operation of machinery and... 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

Increase Machine Reliability With Hybrid Bearings

FAG Hybrid Deep Groove Ball Bearings

Hybrid bearings’ ceramic rolling elements increase machine reliability via current insulation and high wear resistance As an alternative to ceramic inner and outer ring coated rolling bearings, FAG offers hybrid bearings that have ceramic rolling elements and rings made from rolling-bearing steel. You should consider... Read More

Investigating Bearing Failure—Spot The Clues & Uncover The Root Cause

According to Schaeffler, 85% of bearing failures are preventable. Learn how to spot the clues to eliminate the problem from the source and maximize your bearing life. Rolling bearings are at the heart of most machines and vehicles. When the bearing goes, the machine or... Read More

When Plain Bearing Inserts Are A Better, More Reliable Investment Than Ball Bearings

In tough environments, ball bearings can often pose a greater risk than reward. When it comes to applications with extremely high or low temps, incomplete rotations, locations difficult to regularly maintain, exposure to bulk solid contaminants or components submerged in liquids, just to name a... Read More