Category Archives: IBT

Elevate Food Safety with Corrosion-resistant Bearing Housed Units

Timken corrosion-resistant poly-round housed units

The Corrosion-Resistant Poly-Round® Housed Units by Timken include a greaseless design increasing reliability, ultimately lowering your cost of ownership. When it comes to Food & Beverage Manufacturing, safety and sanitation regulations are stringent—and for good reason. A typical food production facility houses thousands of rolling... Read More

IBT’s Business Culture Rooted in Tradition

Jeff Cloud, IBT's President & CEO, was a guest on Joel Goldberg's Rounding the Bases podcast. The topic was Business Culture and how IBT maintains the decades-long tradition of supporting and empowering employees to help push IBT into the future. Listen here: Watch here: IBT... Read More

How to Select the Right Pallet Conveyor System for Your Operations

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Businesses that load, ship, or store large, heavy products or large quantities often incorporate pallets into their operations.  However, it is not always an easy task handling these pallets and the products that are loaded onto them in a timely and cost-effective way.  With the... Read More

What to Expect When Building Your Custom Conveying System with IBT

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At IBT, our goal is to keep our customers’ operations up and running smoothly as long and as pain-free as possible. And, we don’t take breakdowns and replacements lightly.  Our team of Conveying Systems Engineering experts understands the importance of finding and speccing just the... Read More

Spiral Conveyors | Learn the Advantages & Compare Ambaflex Solutions 

Ambaflex Solutions spiral conveyors

Spiral conveyors transfer loads up and down quickly and efficiently, without interrupting the conveying process or extra manual handling or transfers to other equipment.  They're ideal for mezzanines, multilevel buildings, or elevated conveyor lines. But, there are four primary advantages of spiral conveyors that other... Read More

How to Measure a Conveyor Roller

Hytrol Conveyor

The most important consideration when looking at replacing conveyor rollers is making sure the roller is measured properly. Though rollers have standard measurements, they can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Therefore, knowing how to properly measure your conveyor roller, as well as which measurements to... Read More

How to Select the Best Conveyor System for Your Unit Handling Application

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The proper selection and sizing of a conveyor is critical to successfully meeting your production goals. However, investing in a new conveyor system can be daunting and there are a number of key factors to be considered.  Here are five baseline questions that our Conveying... Read More

When to Replace a Unit Handling Conveyor

Is your unit handling conveyor improving or hindering your production efficiency and bottom line? With proper maintenance—and consideration for certain factors like the type of product and usage rates—conveyor systems can last up to 10 years and generate an excellent return on investment (ROI).  There... Read More

Choose Automatic Lubrication For Your Yellow Iron Equipment

Automatic Lubrication on Yellow Iron

Tired of manually lubricating your yellow iron equipment? IBT Industrial Solutions can help. For your convenience, we not only sell but install automatic lubrication systems on equipment for brands like Caterpillar, Komatsu, and John Deere. With many pumps to choose from, IBT’s professionally-trained technicians can... Read More

Beat Downtime with Dodge® Food Grade Products

Food producers, don’t let corrosive agents, moisture, or harsh-cleaning chemicals impact your operations. With the average recall costing $10 million, it’s time to reconsider if your current equipment can protect you from unnecessary downtime and expensive repairs.  That’s where Dodge® Food Safe products can help.... Read More

Are Your Bearings Really Considered ‘Food Safe’?

Consumer expectations and stringent health regulations increasingly challenge food manufacturers to guarantee higher food grade and hygiene standards. However, harsh chemicals and high-pressure sprays used in clean-in-place (CIP) procedures can quickly deteriorate product reliability. To avoid recalls costing up to $10 million, on average, producers... Read More

Operate Safely and Improve Reliability With Martin Sprocket and Gear

Many bulk material handling belt conveyor users battle unexpected safety hazards. Couple this factor with decreased productivity and it can be difficult to meet increasing yield goals. Whether it’s a premature idler failure caused by a contaminated bearing or carryback build up on return rolls,... Read More

Bring IBT to You with Uptime

Uptime HelpApp

We know problems don’t always occur at the best time. That’s why we recently released our first-ever mobile HelpApp, Uptime. Now, it’s easier than ever before to ask us for help using your smartphone. How to Submit a Ticket on Uptime Grab your smartphone Open... Read More

Transform Your Workspace with Continental’s Shop In A Box

Continental's Shop In A Box

Avoid downtime by transforming your workspace into an in-house hydraulic and industrial hose crimp shop with Continental’s Shop In A Box. This turnkey setup features everything you need to get the job done quickly including: Four Crimpers to Choose From PC-125: Crimps -20 B2 fittings... Read More

Choose CONCEPT1™ to Prevent Over or Under Greasing

Schaeffler's Concept1 Single-Point Automatic Lubricator

Tired of managing your manual lubrication system? With under/over greasing the no. 1 cause for premature bearing failure, it may be time for you to reconsider your options. That’s where Schaeffler comes in. Save time and get straight to the point with the company’s new... Read More