Category Archives: Belting & Hose

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?

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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

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

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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

Fenner Dunlop WHY IS IBT PROUD TO PARTNER WITH NAMES LIKE FENNER DUNLOP? » Engineered conveyor solutions that consistently outperform the competition in rigorous above-ground industrial applications. With over 150 years of manufacturing experience, four ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facilities and top-of-the-line service capabilities, Fenner Dunlop... 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