Category Archives: Power Transmission

ABB Smart Sensors—A Simple Step with Big Impact in Overcoming Mechanical Failure

ABB's new Bearing Smart Sensor

Are you experiencing inconvenient and premature repairs to your mechanical equipment? Repairs can be frustrating. Like Murphy's Law says, "Anything that can go wrong, will, and at the worst time." Thankfully, ABB's Smart Sensor is paving the way for a new, simpler future. Issues like... Read More

Sick and Tired of Tedious Coupling Maintenance? We’ve Got the Solution!

martin go-flex coupling

 Are you sick and tired of time-consuming and tedious coupling maintenance?  Lubrication, repairs...it all takes time. Time you don’t have. Avoiding downtime is the name of the game in production performance. So say goodbye to those time-consuming maintenance tasks and say hello to a new,... Read More

Looking for a Safer, Stronger Belt Drive Solution?

Gates GT 4 belts

Introducing Gates® PowerGrip™ GT™ 4 Synchronous Belt A belt that makes you better Are you tired of unreliable belts breaking, leaving you in the lurch, and dealing with downtime? No one likes dealing with repairs or failing parts. Thankfully IBT has the solution for you.... Read More

5 Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade to the Dodge® Torque-Arm II Today!

Dodge Torque-Arm II Shaft Mount Gear Reducer

You’re working through your day just like you would any other day. Suddenly, your inbox and phone is buzzing with notifications. One of your site’s gear reducers is down...again. There is no time to waste, you know that as every minute of downtime ticks by,... Read More

The Solution to Premature Roller Chain Wear That’s Saving a Dessert Supplier Over $18K/Yr

[CASE STUDY] – When a customer was experiencing premature roller chain wear, IBT and Diamond Chain recommended a solution that led to over $18,084 in savings after ONE year. Every day, IBT service experts answer phone calls from distressed customers who are facing unexpected challenges... Read More

Bearing Design Innovation Eliminates Need for Costly Precision Shafting

Attaining cost reduction, while maintaining top-level performance, is typically an unrealistic objective. The phrases “you get what you pay for” and “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” often come to mind, meaning, you can’t have both affordability AND quality. However, according to... Read More

Roller Chain Lubrication Methods

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Selecting the best lubrication method for your PT operations can help maximize both the life and operational efficiency of your roller chain Proper lubrication is essential for a chain drive to achieve its potential design life. In fact, the type of lubrication employed may be... Read More

Roller Chain Installation—A Guide To Trouble-Free Operation

Roller-chain-parts

Like any power transmission component, roller chain requires careful and accurate installation to ensure trouble-free operation and long life. Though roller chain installation is a fairly simple process, certain precautions must be taken and maintained in order to achieve the desired results. Roller chain, sprockets... Read More

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