Category Archives: Electrical

Top 4 Causes Of Electric Motor Failure

Motor Burnout

Motor-driven equipment accounts for 64% of the electricity consumed in the U.S. industrial and commercial sectors. All industrial or commercial operations have some type of motor in their facilities, whether it's used to drive fans, pumps, compressors, saws, crushers or conveyors. Regardless of its purpose, though,... Read More

Fundamental Guide To Selecting Hazardous Location Motors

explosion protection siemens motors

In the industrial sector, safety standards and regulations can add up—especially in the case of an electric motor operating in a combustible environment. But when human casualty, equipment casualty and property casualty are at risk, a thorough understanding and application of those standards and regulations are crucial, because... Read More

Electric Grain Motors

electric grain motors

General Purpose Motors • Premium Efficiency Motors • Severe Duty Motors Explosion-Proof Motors • Fractional Motors • Air-Handling Motors Pump Motors • Farm Duty Motors   At its core, grain business depends on the smooth efficiency of electric motors to keep systems up and running. Many grain elevators, rice mills,... Read More

Could a Severe Duty NEMA Motor Improve Your Operations?

Could a Severe Duty NEMA Motor Improve Your Operations?

When you’re working in a highly dirty, contaminated, or hazardous environment, it may be worth the money to invest in a specialized, severe duty NEMA motor—that is designed to handle those challenging conditions.  And if you are working in a dirty environment that is also... Read More

ABB: Energy Efficient. A Solution.

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. They enable utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. IBT, now authorized ABB automation distributor, has proudly worked with ABB  to help provide companies with the energy-efficient solutions they need. Want Your Business to... Read More

ABB Motion Control Products Ideal for Repeatability, Torque, Speed Applications

ABB Servo motors, servo controllers, and HMI products now give you more flexibility to design control systems where repeatability, torque, or speed of a move is critical.  ABB offers: Comprehensive line of motion control products New MotiFlex e180 Servo Drives Limitless configurations for high-power apps IBT... Read More

Register for IBT’s Industrial Solutions Electrical 101 Academy

Participants in this 2½ day class will increase their knowledge base and comfort level with electrical equipment maintenance. Why Take This Class? The instructor for this class has a background of over 20 years’ experience specializing in the application and distribution of electrical equipment and... Read More

New Arc Flash Safety Standards — Find Out If Your Company Needs An Assessment

There are big changes coming to the 2015 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA 70E) standard in 2015. Now is the time to get ready for this major change. What Is Changing? The key change for employers is that electrical equipment must now... Read More

New PLC Training Academy

Participants in this 2-day class from will learn to manage their own PLCs—so they can better handle the rapidly changing demands on the factory floor. More: Upcoming Trainings What Will You Get from This Class? Each participant will learn maintenance, troubleshooting, and basic programming of... Read More

Wireless Hazard Monitoring System from Electro-Sensors, Inc. | Reduce Risk of Grain Dust Explosions

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew that there was a risk of explosion or bearing failure—before it happened? Now you can—with the HazardPRO™ Wireless Hazard Monitoring System. “Anyone who has dust accumulating in an interior space could benefit from HazardPRO, because it identifies risks... Read More