Category Archives: Lubrication

Midwest Utility Saves $18,000/yr on Aerosol Degreasers

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Every day, businesses use aerosol cans for cleaning and degreasing their equipment.  The problem?  The cans never quite use all of their product—and they’re a headache to dispose of, because of their environmental hazard. Now Walter Surface Technologies offers an innovative auto-filling station that you... Read More

Asphalt Company Increases Output 60%—with New Mobile Hydraulics

Asphalt Company Increases Output 60%—with New Mobile Hydraulics

Bettis Asphalt & Construction was looking for a way to speed up production on their 8 large heating and milling drones that form an asphalt-paving convoy almost 700 ft. long.  These units heat and mill the existing asphalt surface, add an asphalt rejuvenation emulsion, and... Read More

New Brush Top Makes Applying Loctite Anti-Seize Easy

New Brush Top Makes Applying Loctite Anti-Seize Easy

A new brush top now makes it easier—and more precise—to apply anti-seize.  The brush top, created by Henkel, simply screws on—making it easier for maintenance staff to do their jobs. “If you work with anti-seize lubricant, then you know how tricky it can be to... Read More

Are Your Threadlockers FDA and NSF Compliant?

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When you’re working in food and beverage processing, it can be a challenge to meet all the rigorous requirements of the FDA and NSF for lubricants, adhesives, and greases. What do you do when you need food-safe threadlockers, retaining compounds, and gasket sealers? Safe for... Read More

New NTN Automatic Lubricators Avoid Costly Mistakes

NTN Automatic Lubricators help your bearings run longer, and are safer and easier to maintain—which frees up your maintenance staff to focus on other areas of plant operations.  At the same time, your bearings get exactly the right amount of lubrication, exactly when they need... Read More

Food and Beverage Lubrication from Lubriplate — the Pure, Safe Approach

Food grade lubricants have been a part of industrial lubrication since the early 1960s. They were first introduced and used in the United States market. Since their initial development, there have been great high technological advancements with research, development, introduction and use of food and... Read More

Important Tips for Better Coolant Maintenance by WIX Filters

The coolant system is responsible for removing approximately 30% of the combustion heat of heavy duty engines, while more than 53% percent of premature engine failures are due to improper maintenance. Proper understanding of coolant types and adherence to vehicle manufacturers’ requirements are essential to ensure... Read More

Garlock Bearing Isolator — What Exactly it is and Why You Need One

“A bearing isolator is an advanced sealing solution that is used to protect bearings on rotating equipment,” said James Wong, the Product Manager for Bearing Isolators at Garlock. “They are ideal for industries that are wet, dirty, dusty, or have lots of airborne contaminants—like sugar... Read More

IBT Custom Lubrication Machine Improves Product Consistency for Defense Manufacturer in Missouri

A major defense manufacturer in Missouri was having difficulty putting a final coating on their product. The problem? An inconsistency in the output of lead wires produced from raw lead ingots. So they called IBT Industrial Solutions for help. “We discovered that the issue was... Read More

Could a New Graco Automatic Lubrication System Help You?

Replaces the Manual Grease Gun What if you could deliver the precise amount of grease or oil to your machinery at exactly the right time? A Graco automatic lubrication system can be programmed to deliver the right amount of lubricant at the right time—saving your maintenance... Read More

IBT Shows Off Fluid Power Capabilities at AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo

While IBT Industrial Solutions is known throughout the Midwest for its bearings, power transmission, and conveyor belts, and safety products, many people are still discovering our fluid power capabilities.  IBT took its fluid power products and services on the road to the 2014 AmCon Design... Read More

JAX Is Named “Supplier of the Year” by Tyson Foods

Learn more about JAX's Lube-Guard Program Tyson Foods announced that it has awarded its highest supplier honor, Supplier of the Year, to JAX INC.  The company was selected in part for its outstanding Lube-Guard program, which offers plant audits and surveys of all lubricated plant... Read More

Troubleshooting and Preventing Bearing, Lubrication, and Drive Failures

Want to schedule a class? Contact Gary Hense, Director of Training, (913) 428-2817 or ghense@ibtinc.com. Do you want to extend the life of your equipment and lower your maintenance costs—without using expensive monitoring equipment? Instructor Mike Pistone teaches participants to correctly select, install, and maintain bearings—reducing... Read More

Get Same-Day Custom Hose

We’ve upgraded our custom hose equipment!  Now you can get custom hose cut and fitted on the same day—at any one of our 30+ locations. New Equipment IBT has recently installed a new, fully automatic, 6” crimper and a fully contained stainless steel testing table,... Read More

Loctite Threadlocker Tape Wins Product of the Year Award from Plant Engineering Magazine

Henkel Corporation has announced that its newest innovation in anaerobic threadlocking technology, Loctite® QuickTape® 249TM Threadlocker Tape, has received the 2010 Gold Maintenance Product of the Year Award from Plant Engineering magazine. The industrial end users who read Plant Engineering selected Henkel's product from a... Read More