Category Archives: Fluid Power

How an Automatic Lubrication System Helped Recover Lost Production Time

Automatic Lubrication System

When Liberty, MO business, Metals USA—a provider of metal processing and inventory management services, was tired of pouring money into unnecessary labor and production systems, they called IBT. [caption id="attachment_22981" align="alignleft" width="325"] Lubrication Connection Points + Graco Valve Manifolds[/caption] The Problem: 1 Person—106 Lubrication Points... Read More

Supplier Overview: Armstrong Pumps

Armstrong Fluid Technology produces the most innovative and energy-efficient fluid flow and control equipment for hvac and water-based process application. Throughout its 80 year history, Armstrong has introduced groundbreaking innovations that elevated industry practice and substantially improved the quality and performance of pumping and hvac... Read More

Supplier Overview: Argo-Hytos

Argo Hytos At Argo Hytos, we are striving to become one of the leading worldwide hydraulic system suppliers while remaining a family owned business. In order to make our customer’s products better, we want to achieve innovation leadership in all business segments we are and... Read More

Asphalt Company Increases Output 60%—with New Mobile Hydraulics

Asphalt Company Increases Output 60%—with New Mobile Hydraulics

Bettis Asphalt & Construction was looking for a way to speed up production on their 8 large heating and milling drones that form an asphalt-paving convoy almost 700 ft. long.  These units heat and mill the existing asphalt surface, add an asphalt rejuvenation emulsion, and... Read More

IBT Supports Kansas Students at the state-level SkillsUSA Competition

The IBT team helped out future electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic specialists at the state-level SkillsUSA competition in Kansas, held in April 2015. Brent Hanson, the Business Group Director of Fluid Power at IBT Industrial Solutions, volunteered to act as a judge for the electrical portion of... Read More

New Technologies Explored at 3rd Annual AmCon Tradeshow in Overland Park, KS

For the third year in a row, IBT Industrial Solutions participated in the AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo, held May 12-13, 2015 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. “Every year, we get a lot of value out of meeting with... Read More

New Bredel Air Diaphragm Pumps Reduce Failures at Plant

Challenge Cooper Natural Resources was experiencing difficulty transporting Glauber salt slurry with their air diaphragm pumps.  The company, located near Loop, Texas, uses the pumps during the manufacture of sodium sulfate—a key ingredient in detergents, glass manufacturing, the paper Kraft process, and in the textile... Read More

Hydraulic 101 Academy Teaches Safety, Maintenance, Troubleshooting

This award-winning 3-day class will help you extend the life of your hydraulics equipment—and minimize the risk of injuries and errors for your staff. Taught by a hydraulics specialist with over 20 years of practical experience. What Will You Get from This Class? Every participant... 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 Custom Lubrication Machine Improves Product Consistency for Defense Manufacturer in Missouri

A major defense manufacturer in Missouri was having difficulty putting a final coating on their product. The problem? An inconsistency in the output of lead wires produced from raw lead ingots. So they called IBT Industrial Solutions for help. “We discovered that the issue was... Read More