Category Archives: IBT

Staying Safe & Compliant with DeWalt Dust Extractors, Easy as 1 2 3!

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about crystalline silica recently…. with the new updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) it has been all the buzz in the industry. These fine particles have been making waves in the compliance arena and for good... Read More

National Protect Your Hearing Month – The 3 Steps You Should be Taking to Protect Your Hearing

October is National Hearing Protection Month  Do you think about your hearing in a given day? Probably not. Every day many of us forget to protect our hearing, even those of us who work in noisy environments.  While easy to forget about, our ability to... Read More

Schaeffler’s Corrotect Coating Systems – Preventing Corrosion & Increasing Bearing Life

Are you tired of battling corrosion with your rolling bearings?  Corrosion is a common issue with rolling bearings…. That’s right, you’re not alone in this issue.  Not only is corrosion common, but it is actually one of the most frequent causes of rolling bearing failure.... Read More

STAMPED – A Simple Acronym That Can Make a BIG Impact On Your Hose Purchases

Industrial-hose

Nothing is more irritating than ordering the wrong part or tool. It’s frustrating and ultimately, at best, a waste of time. Thankfully, ordering the right hose with IBT never needs to be complicated.  At IBT we simplify the ordering process  While we may stock a... Read More

PT Coupling’s Abrasion Resistant Fittings – Streamlining Flow and Improving Fitting Life

abrasion resistant fittings

If you are in the abrasive materials transfer industry, you’ve likely seen first hand the wear and tear that your industrial hose fittings endure. Whether you’re hauling sand, grain, or other abrasive material, you’ve seen the beating that your hose fittings endure day in and... Read More

Put An End To Costly Current Damage With Current-Insulated Bearings

current-insulating bearings

Wheelsets and traction motors (rail vehicles), DC and AC motors (drivetrains), and generators (wind power) can all be exposed to electric current—which can be extremely harmful to roller bearings. While it is very difficult to eliminate the causes of bearing voltages that are induced by... Read More

Safety is a SIRIUS Business—Safety Relays For Compact Applications

SIRIUS 3SK Safety Relays

Machines can be dangerous. Personnel need to be protected. At the same time, the profitability of a machine is also dependent on its availability. For these reasons, safety in automation is always a serious subject. Which is why machine manufacturers need simple solutions for functionally... Read More

Industrial Air Springs Improve Performance, Add Ergonomic Value

When people hear “air springs,” they often associate them with automotive, truck and trailer applications. However, air springs, also referred to as air actuators, exist in a number of industrial OEM and MRO environments, as well. Industrial air springs may be found in industries such... Read More

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 by a local competitor, he didn’t believe our hose specialists could provide it in one day. We pride ourselves on servicing customers... 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