Category Archives: Bearings

5 Reasons to Buy Koyo Heavy Stud Track Rollers

heavy duty stud track roller

Could heavy stud track rollers improve your plant efficiency—and save you money in the long run?  Here are 5 reasons your plant might need Koyo’s heavy stud track rollers: #1—You move lots of product from one area of the plant to another. Heavy stud track... Read More

Timken Split Bearing Technology | Less Downtime = Greater Efficiency

Split-Bearing

Replacing bearings can be a chore—but it is an inevitable one. With all the money and energy expended into work place maintenance each year, efficiency has become a top priority. We asked Timken professionals what the best way to ease the hassle of bearing replacement is. Timken Housed Units... Read More

Rexnord Klean-Gard Bearings Help Prevent Failure in Food and Beverage Processing

If you’re processing food or beverage at your facility, you know that harsh washdown can cause corrosion.  But did you also know that it can lead to bearing failure? “Unplanned downtime is very expensive,” said Aaron Loomer, a Product Manager at Rexnord. “The corrosion caused... Read More

4 Benefits of Using Koyo Bearings with Higher Load Ratings

Koyo recently increased their bearings dynamic load ratings by 25% due to continuous improvements in manufacturing processes and the cleanliness of steel over the past 20 years. Here’s how that benefits you. More: Why Aligning Motors Saves you Money Benefit #1 - Longer Bearing Life Load... Read More

Garlock Bearing Isolator — What Exactly it is and Why You Need One

“A bearing isolator is an advanced sealing solution that is used to protect bearings on rotating equipment,” said James Wong, the Product Manager for Bearing Isolators at Garlock. “They are ideal for industries that are wet, dirty, dusty, or have lots of airborne contaminants—like sugar... Read More

Baldor-Dodge Ball Bearings Help Sugar Beet Harvester Save Over $30,000/Year

Sugar beets are an important plant grown for the production of sugar. In fact, 54% of all of the U.S.’s sugar comes from sugar beets. The white, bulbous root is planted in large fields before it is seasonally harvested using large machines. The goal of... Read More

Sealmaster Bearings Save Bakery Over $50,000/year

A commercial U.S. bakery producing loaves of bread had a problem: their bearings kept failing every 6-8 months. Even after relubricating every 2 weeks—which created a tremendous burden for the maintenance staff—the bearings still failed repeatedly. More: Why Do Bearings Fail? After installing Sealmaster high-temperature... Read More

Bearing & Power Transmission Academy

What Will You Get from Bearing & Power Transmission Academy? This 2 ½ day training intensive course from IBT Industrial Solutions gives your team a hands-on opportunity to learn correct installation, operation, and maintenance of bearings and power transmissions—in a stress-free “learning lab” environment. Participants in... Read More

SKF Machine Condition Indicator Monitors Machine Health

Worried about unplanned downtime—due to a machine failure?  SKF’s tiny new 4 oz. sensor, called a machine condition indicator, can be mounted directly to your equipment by stud mount or epoxy, and can tell you if there’s an impending failure with a simple flashing light.... Read More

Timken Housed Units (& How to Pick the Right One)

Learn more about Timken "Customers know precision roller bearings need to be protected, particularly when they operate in dirty, moist or contaminated environments," said Jason Sejkora, principal sales engineer at Timken. "But, with so many choices available today, customers may find it challenging to select... Read More

Do You Really Save Money When You Buy at the Cheapest Price?

Lowest price is not the same as lowest cost, said Todd Snelgrove, the Global Manager of Value at SKF. In fact, a 2013 survey by Manufacturers for Productivity and Innovation shows that industrial companies that buy on total cost of ownership (TCO) are 35% more profitable... Read More

Don’t Miss the Koyo Training Vehicle-Coming to Tech X 500!

Register for Tech X today! If your maintenance/repair staff handles lots of bearings, then Koyo’s got the training tool for you: a mobile training classroom called the KTV (Koyo Training Vehicle). This super-cool, fully outfitted RV carries a hands-on learning lab on board—and can park... Read More

Troubleshooting and Preventing Bearing, Lubrication, and Drive Failures

Want to schedule a class? Contact Gary Hense, Director of Training, (913) 428-2817 or ghense@ibtinc.com. Do you want to extend the life of your equipment and lower your maintenance costs—without using expensive monitoring equipment? Instructor Mike Pistone teaches participants to correctly select, install, and maintain bearings—reducing... Read More

Proper Shaft Alignment with IBT’s Industrial Maintenance Technologies

Machinery shaft alignment is critical to machine reliability. IBT's Industrial Maintenance Technologies (IMT) Department reveals that in a best case scenario, machinery experiences coupling failure and premature bearing wear. At worst, machinery vibrates apart and causes a catastrophic failure. The proper shaft alignment can help... Read More

Loose Belts Caused by Incorrect Belt Tension Sink Bearings

Bearings on belt-driven machinery are vulnerable to failures caused by incorrect belt tension. Too tight a belt, and the shaft can actually pull to one side, becoming internally off-center. This will put an excessive load on the bearings. Even more damage is likely from a... Read More