Category Archives: Material Handling

Comparing Screw Conveyor Vs. Feeder Screw

When you’re ready to buy a screw conveyor, how do you know if you actually need the standard transfer conveyor…or a feeder screw instead? This is a very common question, says Steve Rubis, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Conveyors, Inc.  “It’s critical... Read More

New Custom Pallet Unloading System from IBT Prevents Injuries

Are you concerned about your staff unloading heavy, 50 lb. bags from full pallets?  IBT’s new Custom Pallet Unloading System can do the heavy work for you—and prevent injuries along the way. Handles Loads Up to 4,000 lbs. IBT’s Custom Pallet Unloading System is designed... Read More

StrongArm Manipulator Does All of Your Heavy Lifting

Are you using human muscle power to switch out propane tanks?  Think again.  When full, a 7-gallon tank weighs at least 50 lbs.—and requires a lift of 48-58 inches to reach a forklift truck cradle. Worse, the move is physically awkward, and runs a risk... Read More

A Whole New Approach — With Hytrol Conveyor Systems

If you’re looking to solve challenges within your operation relating to your material handling system, then the E24 24-volt Hytrol Conveyor System may be the right choice for you. The popular E24 is a low-voltage conveyor system that solves the many glitches found in traditional... Read More

Important Tips for Proper Conveyor Installation and Maintenance

Try these conveyor installation and maintenance tips to keep your conveyor system working at peak performance: Do Not Exceed Conveyor Capacity Conveyors have two capacities.  Exceeding either of these capacities could damage the conveyor and/or its drive: Structural or static capacity (given in lbs. per... Read More

New Advanced Sorter System Helps Berry Plastics Reduce Errors

Challenge Berry Plastics, a leading Midwest manufacturer of injection-molded plastic packaging and thermoformed products, needed a better way to sort products for shipping at their new warehouse in Lecompton, Kansas.  The company is recognized globally for their drink cups, containers, bottles, closures, trash bags, and... Read More

IBT Now Builds Top-Quality Power Turn Conveyor Belts

FREE consultation! Replace your current power turn belt. IBT Industrial Solutions now offers custom-made power turn conveyor belts that perform just as well—and in some cases, better—than a standard OEM belt, at a better value. The belts are fabricated for your specific application by IBT’s... Read More

New IBT Facility in Lubbock Offers Screw Conveyor Solutions for Customers

Visit the new branch at 111 Slaton Road IBT Industrial Solutions has moved their Lubbock, Texas operations to a larger facility in order to offer enhanced screw conveyor capabilities to their customers in the Panhandle area. The new facility is located at 111 Slaton Road in... Read More

Increasing “Overhead” Isn’t Always Bad

The building was once large enough but successful operations were straining the facilities severely. Stock levels were eating up floor space, especially. A small business had a problem and they were looking for an efficient and reasonably priced solution. The initial options were obvious, but... Read More

Going With The Flow

There are conveyors and then there are conveying systems. A conveyor can move something from here to there using gravity, or motorized power - not much else. A conveying system, on the other hand, is an engineered construction of components designed to move a very specific range... Read More

Choosing The Right Roller

When your conveyor application need rollers - especially a high quality specialty conveyor rollers, either gravity fed or powered - you must be sure that you choose carefully. By choosing Ralphs-Pugh rollers from IBT - you have already made a very intelligent choice. But, you... Read More

We know conveyor.

"Basically, the system we now have in place is optimum for the types of products we're producing here and as the learning curve kicks in, the gains already realized will only increase." - Project ManagerWhile it may be cold outside this winter, it's always cold... Read More

What Hytrol’s Accumulating Conveyor Can Do For You

Many times it is necessary to accumulate a long line of boxes to be fed into a loading, sorting, strapping or palletizing operation. Accumulating conveyors provide the perfect solution for stopping points or wherever a line of boxes needs to be accumulated. Accumulating conveyors help... Read More

Hytrol Conveyors Deliver Fresh Produce…Faster!

Facility Size 150,095 sq. ft. Employees 425 Product Handled Fresh vegetables and packaged fresh fruit Types of Conveyors Live Roller, Zero-pressure Accumulating, Gravity Roller & Skatewheel (All powered conveyor is Steel and Stainless Steel) This produce company is a major force in fresh fruit and... Read More

Innovative Ergonomic Development

Heavy lifting is for body builders in the gym - and for chumps at work. Using human muscle power to move objects that are clumsy, heavy, fragile, or need critical positioning is inefficient, potentially hazardous, and to be blunt about it, just plain dumb. It... Read More