Category Archives: Belting & Hose

Upgrade Your Conveying Chain and Reduce Processing Costs

Looking for a way to reduce waste and lower operating costs in your food processing plant?  Maybe it’s time to upgrade your conveying chain. Reduce Operating Costs Conveyors and conveyor chains are an essential part of any manufacturing line, connecting one process of a line... Read More

Transform Your Workspace with Continental’s Shop In A Box

Continental's Shop In A Box

Avoid downtime by transforming your workspace into an in-house hydraulic and industrial hose crimp shop with Continental’s Shop In A Box. This turnkey setup features everything you need to get the job done quickly including: Four Crimpers to Choose From PC-125: Crimps -20 B2 fittings... 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?

Microban Food and Beverage Hose

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

Hytrol’s ABEZ Live Roller Conveyor Solves Build-Up of Line Pressure

Hytrol Conveyor System

The ABEZ is a horizontal belt driven live roller conveyor that uses Hytrol's patented EZLogic® accumulation system to convey and accumulate loads up to 150 pounds per foot and as light as a few ounces.  It is designed for applications that require accumulation of products... Read More

PT Coupling’s Abrasion Resistant Fittings – Streamlining Flow and Improving Fitting Life

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If you are in the abrasive materials transfer industry, you’ve likely seen first hand the wear and tear that your industrial hose fittings endure. Whether you’re hauling sand, grain, or other abrasive material, you’ve seen the beating that your hose fittings endure day in and... Read More

Shank Guide for Hose Retention

A hose assembly is more than just the fitting and hose retention method; It’s also crucial to know the application requirements. That’s why, PT created a “Hose Shank Guide” to help you narrow down which shanks are best for your application, provide more information on... 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

V-Belt vs Synchronous Belt — 5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Belt Drive

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Upgrading Your V-belt To A Maintenance-Free Synchronous Belt Could Be The Energy-Conserving Solution You’ve Been Looking For To Improve Your PT Operations V-belts are the oldest, most commonly used power transmission belt style in the industry, and therefore, are often referred to as “classicals.” Whereas,... Read More

Conveyor Belt Services

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IBT's On-Site Belt Services Group can offer belt splice vulcanization up to 72" width. In addition to vulcanization, our Belt Services Group provides belt repairs, lagging, lacing, belt cleaner installation, belt tracking and troubleshooting, and conveyor system surveys. Belt cover gauge wear analysis is also available... Read More

Grain Conveyor and Elevator Belting

Grain Conveyor Belting

IBT stocks a wide-variety of Rubber and PVC belts from 120 PIW to 800 PIW with compounds to meet your most demanding environments in the grain handling industry. Slitting and punching capabilities up to 84 inches wide. Call IBT today for grain conveyor and bucket... Read More

Supplier Overview: Fenner Dunlop

WHY IS IBT PROUD TO PARTNER WITH FENNER DUNLOP? Fenner Dunlop provides hardworking people with the hardest working, safest, and longest-lasting conveyor belts on the market. For over 150 years, our engineers & technicians have been on the front line in developing and refining conveyor... Read More

How to Tension a V-Belt (& How Not to)

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A V-belt’s purpose is to transmit energy between two components. What makes a V-belt pulley stand out from other types of pulleys, such as a round belt or flat pulley, are the V-shaped grooves of the pulley; these grooves guide the belt and allow it... Read More

Our KC Hose Shop Is Turning Skeptics Into Believers

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   When a Kansas municipality customer visited our Hose Shop after being quoted a 3-to 4-week lead time on a 70-piece hose order by a local competitor, he didn’t believe our hose specialists could provide it in one day. We pride ourselves on servicing customers... Read More

ContiTech Extended Life Hose—The Benefits + Cautions of This Hydraulic Hose Upgrade

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You’ve heard the phrase “why fix it if it’s not broken?,” but when it comes to maintaining a competitive edge and getting the highest efficiency for your dollar, staying modern with industry standards and equipment is a worthwhile “fix” that will ultimately add value to... Read More