Category Archives: IBT

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

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

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 high... Read More