Category Archives: Gearing

Let IBT Build Your Next Dodge Quantis Gear Reducer

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Did you know that IBT is an authorized, ISO-certified Dodge Quantis Build Partner? That means IBT technicians are factory-trained to construct assembled-to-order Dodge Quantis reducers in ILH (In-Line Helical) and RHB (Right-Angle Helical Bevel) configurations. What Does That Mean For You? IBT stocks the inventory... Read More

5 Reasons To Invest In A Stainless Steel Gearbox

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Any time there is a large purchase to be made, it is common to only see the short-term impact. Since stainless steel gearboxes have historically cost almost twice the amount of cast iron, aluminum or epoxy-painted gearboxes, people have struggled to see the long-term value... Read More

Take Back Your Storeroom Shelves By Switching to the HERA Gearbox

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You might’ve heard how Hub City’s HERA® (High-Efficiency Right Angle) Gear Reducer offers up to 40% energy savings, or how their compact HERA Gearbox performs at 90% efficiency, or even that their FDA-Approved, IP 69K Stainless Steel HERA is the best choice for harsh or... Read More

IBT Gear Shop Handles 2:00 a.m. Christmas Holiday Emergency

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The call came in at 2:00 a.m. on December 28th—a day that most people are home with their families, enjoying holiday time off. A food manufacturing plant in the Kansas City area was down with an outage, and they needed help. Help from someone that... Read More

Dodge Gear Reducer Can Help Improve Uptime

No plant can afford to have processing lines shut down when inspectors find corrosion or other damage that can result from the cleaning process.  Therefore, understanding the various Housing, Venting, Lubrication and Sealing features available in washdown-capable Dodge Gear Reducers will help you select the most durable... Read More

What Exactly Is Custom Forging?

What Is Forging? Forging is a manufacturing process that goes back centuries—all the way to blacksmith days.  It involves heating a metal alloy and shaping it into different configurations. Today, however, forging is a precise science that requires a high degree of skill and specialized... Read More

Need a Custom-Made Gear from Martin Sprocket & Gear?

Common Gear Problems Sometimes your gear just isn’t working as well—or as long—as you’d hoped.  It fails too quickly or doesn’t fit well into your operation.  Maybe your steel gear can’t stand up to a wet environment.  Or you might have an old gear that’s... Read More

Dodge Washdown Reducers Improve Operations In Harsh Duty Environments

Dodge QUANTIS E-Z KLEEN® washdown reducers and C-face gearmotors can improve operations in harsh duty environments, such as the food, beverage, packaging and pharmaceutical industries. The QUANTIS E-Z KLEEN family of products offers three types of gear reducers: In-Line Helical (ILH); Right Angle Helical Bevel (RHB);... Read More