Category Archives: Belting & Hose

Our KC Hose Shop Is Turning Skeptics Into Believers

Industrial hose

   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

hydraulic hose

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

belt-splicing

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

hose

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

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

IBT Now Builds Top-Quality Power Turn Conveyor Belts

FREE consultation! Replace your current power turn belt. IBT Industrial Solutions now offers custom-made power turn conveyor belts that perform just as well—and in some cases, better—than a standard OEM belt, at a better value. The belts are fabricated for your specific application by IBT’s... Read More

Need a Lightweight Air Hose From Goodyear?

Looking for an economical, lightweight alternative to your heavy rubber and PVC air hose?  The F5 air hose has now joined the Goodyear Engineered Products Line—and is made of a unique thermoplastic blend that is not only durable, but very lightweight. “Customers love this hose... Read More

Get Same-Day Custom Hose

We’ve upgraded our custom hose equipment!  Now you can get custom hose cut and fitted on the same day—at any one of our 30+ locations. New Equipment IBT has recently installed a new, fully automatic, 6” crimper and a fully contained stainless steel testing table,... Read More

Hose Assembly Safety Program From Dixon

Dixon, in partnership with IBT, offers a hose assembly safety program of your plant, at no cost to you. Plant safety is an enormous, ongoing endeavor in which it is impossible to be an expert in every field. The use of damaged or misapplied hose... Read More

Goodyear Engineered Products Conquest XP Belt – An Industry Leader

Your business is too important to leave in the hands of a mortal conveyor belt. Thankfully, tough just got tougher-much tougher-with ConquestXP. An industry leader in strength and impact resistance, ConquestXP conveyor belts were designed to withstand the harshest above-ground belting environments out there, day... Read More

IBT Expands Goodyear Authorized Distributor Area into Oklahoma

IBT has been a Goodyear Authorized Distributor since 1988, and has recently added new territory in Oklahoma to our coverage area. Now IBT is your Goodyear Authorized Distributor for most of the state of Oklahoma, western Missouri, and all of Kansas. ABOVEGROUND BELTS ConquestXP® A... Read More