Category Archives: Power Transmission

What Is A Keyless Locking Device?

Keyless Locking Devices (KLDs) are mechanical bushings used to connect power transmission components onto rotating shafts. These keyless, frictional devices provide an easily adjustable and releasable mechanical shrink fit, while eliminating problems associated with backlash including fretting, corroding and wallowing. Check Out The Top 3... Read More

IIoT Smart Tags Help Drive Efficiencies

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart Tags are an intuitive QR Scan interface that delivers a robust and instantaneous list of product-specific features designed for increased efficiency.  Simply put, it is a technology that is paving the way for innovation, convenience and process improvement in... Read More

Let IBT Build Your Next Dodge Quantis Gear Reducer

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Did you know that IBT is an authorized, ISO-certified Dodge Quantis Build Partner? That means IBT technicians are factory-trained to construct assembled-to-order Dodge Quantis reducers in ILH (In-Line Helical) and RHB (Right-Angle Helical Bevel) configurations. What Does That Mean For You? IBT stocks the inventory... Read More

Are Your Shaft Couplings The Best Fit For Your Application?

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Every day, applications all over the world ⎼ like pumps, motors, compressors, gearboxes, blowers, mixers and conveyors ⎼ rely on shaft couplings to operate smoothly and efficiently. But what is it that makes shaft couplings a good fit for a given application? According to Tim... Read More

How To Measure Chain Stretch

When it comes to routine maintenance, roller chain is one of the most neglected system components due to its inexpensive cost value. Because they are commonly covered by guards, too, they often fall ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind,’ only becoming a priority once the chain starts acting up... Read More

V-Belt vs Synchronous Belt — 5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Belt Drive

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Upgrading Your V-belt To A Maintenance-Free Synchronous Belt Could Be The Energy-Conserving Solution You’ve Been Looking For To Improve Your PT Operations V-belts are the oldest, most commonly used power transmission belt style in the industry, and therefore, are often referred to as “classicals.” Whereas,... Read More

Martin Grid Couplings’ Blue-Flex Design is Built to Withstand Extreme Torque

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Your power transmission systems are only as tough as your couplings; Luckily, Martin’s Blue-Flex™ Grid Couplings were designed with strength in mind. Made from high-strength steel tempered for long life, with a blue color for added visibility, this general purpose Martin grid coupling is built to handle... Read More

New Stainless Gearboxes Ideal for Food and Chemical Processing

If you work in food or chemical processing, then you know that traditional epoxy-painted and cast iron gearboxes don’t last long.  The constant chemical exposure, water immersion, abrasion, and high-pressure washdown causes the paint to chip—and rusts the metal, which eventually gets eaten away. Longer-Lasting... Read More

Get 5x Longer Life with Self-Lubricating Roller Chain

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Is it time to invest in a self-lubricating roller chain?  The best in maintenance-free roller chain, by Diamond Chain Company, is blowing away the competition with a longer wear life and the capacity to work in several food applications. But not every facility needs self-lubricating roller... Read More

When Exactly Should I Use a Jaw-in-Shear (JIS) Coupling?

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Could your plant benefit from using jaw-in-shear (JIS) couplings?  This flexible coupling is very powerful, and solves a number of operational challenges. “The jaw coupling is one of the most widely used flexible couplings in the power transmission field,” said Charlie Mudra, the Distribution Channel... Read More