Category Archives: Belting & Hose

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, he didn’t believe our hose specialists could provide it in one day. We pride ourselves on servicing customers faster than anyone else... 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

Save Time and Money on Conveyor Sanitation—with PURclean

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Looking for a conveyor belt that is smooth, sanitary—and can actually reduce the time and money you spend on cleaning? PURclean conveyor belting may be your answer if: You need to splice your own conveyor belting. The 100% pure polyurethane belting makes it easier to... Read More

IBT’s New Service Counter Offers Emergency Hose Replacement

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Need to replace a failed industrial hose assembly—fast?  IBT Industrial Solutions now offers emergency hose replacement services in as little as 15 minutes—with their new, dedicated Hose Service Counter at the Merriam, Kansas branch. Replacements in as little as 15 minutes Customers can now bring... Read More

Your Favorite Goodyear Engineered Products Are Now Continental ContiTech

Veyance Technologies, which produced many Goodyear Engineered Products over the years, has been purchased by Continental AG, a German firm that bought the company for $1.9 billion. As a result, all Goodyear Engineered Products are now branded Continental ContiTech.  The company is focused on not... Read More

Rexnord TableTop Chain and MatTop Belting Reduce Food and Beverage 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

Tough Gorilla Multipurpose Hose from Goodyear Reduces Failures

A meat processing plant was using an all-purpose hose for washdown. However, the animal fats on the floor broke down the cover of the hose, destroying it. After replacing the hose with Gorilla multipurpose hose from Goodyear, the processing plant experienced no further failures. More: How... Read More

IBT’s Ultimate Guide to a Clean, Custom-Cut Hose

Even 60 microns of contaminants—the equivalent of 1 grain of pollen—can damage a hydraulic system. In fact, 80% of hydraulic failures are due to contamination. That’s why buying a clean, custom-cut hose is so important. More: Need a Lightweight Air Hose? “Any debris left in... Read More

2014 GEAPS Exchange in Omaha Is a Big Hit for Grain Industry

The 2014 GEAPS Exchange was hosted by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Their biggest conference ever, they had a record 3,379 attendees and 400 exhibitors in a 200,000 sq. ft. conference hall—with sponsorships by such companies... Read More

IBT Industrial Insider’s Look: Fabricating and Servicing Conveyor Belts

The Industrial Rubber Products Group (IRPG) at IBT Industrial Solutions works with custom fabricating and servicing conveyor belts every day—offering both heavyweight and lightweight options—for all types of industries.  The orders roll in daily to the company’s Central Distribution Center in Merriam, Kansas from IBT... Read More