Category Archives: IBT

Our KC Hose Shop Is Turning Skeptics Into Believers

KC Hose Shop

   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, he didn’t believe our hose specialists could provide it in one day. We pride ourselves on servicing customers faster than anyone else... Read More

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

DEWALT Demo Rig—Put Your Abrasive Wheels to the Test

Want to find out if you have the top-performing abrasive wheels for your dollar—without leaving your facility?  The innovative DEWALT Demo Rig will be driven right to your location, where you can test your current abrasive wheel against other models. “We take a wheel right... Read More

Thern Silo Crane Adds Value to Your Business + Pays For Itself

thern silo crane

If you've ever had to move heavy equipment to the top of a silo or grain elevator, then you know that it’s not easy—or cheap. Renting a crane can easily cost $300/hour and, at that rate, a 10-hour repair operation can run you upwards of... Read More

Drag Conveyors – Higher Throughput and Efficiencies

Drag Conveyor

Screw conveyors don’t always work best for every application.  In fact, switching to a drag conveyor can sometimes save you a significant amount of money over the life of the conveyor. “There’s no one conveyor that can solve every problem,” said John Coxon, Bulk Handling... Read More

IBT & Affiliated Distributors — The Relationship Behind Your Continued Success

Although many aren't familiar with the name “Affiliated Distributors,”  this organization plays a major role - behind the scenes - when it comes to buying industrial supplies from independent distributors like IBT Industrial Solutions. Our partnership with Affiliated Distributors (AD) allows us to continue providing our customers with the best solutions... Read More

Top 3 Reasons Why Keyless Locking Devices are the Best Choice for Rotating Applications

Climax Keyless Locking Devices (KLDs) are mechanical bushings used to connect power transmission components onto rotating shafts. KLDs work with straight bore and generous tolerances, reducing component machining and complexity cost. In addition, KLDs are installed and removed using simple hand tools; no heat or... Read More

How To Identify Bearings — And Why It’s Important

how-to-identify-bearings-rolling bearings

In an industry where technology is constantly advancing, best installation and maintenance practices of the parts that keep our applications functioning day-to-day, often get overlooked. That's why we're going back to the basics. With the help of  this easy guide, you'll soon be able to better Identify Bearings in your own workplace.... Read More

Koyo Training Vehicle Delivers Bearing Training — Right to Your Front Door

Looking for inexpensive bearing training that can be done at your location?  The Koyo Training Vehicle brings it right to your doorstep, free of charge—and it can even be customized to your operation or industry. What is the Koyo Training Vehicle (KTV)? The Koyo Training... Read More

How-To: Bearing Installation

bearing fitting tool

We're going back to the basics with your go-to guide for Bearing Installation. When it comes to bearings, the quality of the overall performance, reliability and efficiency they yield, begins with the quality and precision of their installation. If there's one thing to take away from this, it's that nothing lasts forever and it's... Read More