Category Archives: Power Transmission

New SKF High Quality Roller Chains-Now Available in U.S.

SKF now offers high-quality roller chain for power transmission and conveyor systems in warehouses and manufacturing facilities.  IBT has been selected as a preferred supplier of the new SKF chain offering in the U.S. "For years, IBT's customers have trusted SKF for their bearings and... Read More

Hub City’s Green HERA Gearbox Translates Energy to Cost Savings

HERA gearbox

Worm gear reducers are mechanical drive train components used to reduce shaft speed and increase torque in thousands of industrial applications. Typical uses include conveyors, mixers, food processing equipment, hoists, augers, packaging equipment and many others. Hub City's high-efficiency gear reducer offers significant energy savings... Read More

Tough Bearings From Isostatic Industries

Something turning at 9500 rpm is moving fast. That is just under the speed of an average jet engine. Something that lasts through 456 million revolutions without any interruption or without needing any maintenance is pretty durable. That is why Isostatic Industries, a leading supplier of... Read More

Hook Up With Diamond Chain

There are hundreds of uses for roller chain but some of the most interesting are those utilizing attachments. Diamond Chain, a leading IBT supplier, offers a wide variety of attachment chain sizes and configurations. Many of the "standard attachments" are covered by Diamond's 48-Hour (Code... Read More

Goodyear’s Maximizer: On-Tap Expertise

Making choices is easier if you have the right information at your finger tips. When the choices involve the selection of Goodyear power transmission belts, making the right choice can save you time, money and aggravation, and prevent doubt and confusion. MaximizerTM is an exciting... Read More

QD Keyless Bushing

New: A QD bushing that eliminates backlash between the key and key seat. A QD timing belt pulley that is easily timed with respect to the shaft. The Trantorque QC Keyless Bushing series from Fenner Drives is directly interchangeable with JA, SH, SDS, SD, SK,... Read More

Is Going Keyless The Answer?

How do you connect a power transmission component or other item to a shaft? There are three traditional approaches: shrink fit/press fit, material fit, keys and splines. A shrink fit mounted component is heated to expand the hub bore. It's then placed on the shaft... Read More

New Lovejoy Tensioner Improves Coal Pulverizer Efficiency

Electric power is always in demand, so coal-fired power plants are always on duty. These plants burn coal that has been pulverized - and require multiple coal pulverizers. Pulverized coal produces fewer emissions and more efficient burning. Lovejoy was enlisted to help a power plant... Read More

Diamond Chain Overcomes Obstacles and Adversity

Everyday you use it, you find out how good your engineered chain is. It is subjected to shock loads, tension, friction, weight and speed variations. And, it must have consistent dimensions and meet tight tolerances throughout its entire length. So, it has to be strong, durable,... Read More

Behind the Scenes of IBT’s Gear Shop


Identifying the Mystery Part Deliveries at IBT's Gear Shop are always interesting. Inevitably, some large, heavy, greasy dirty chunk of metal arrives. The staff is usually curious and eager to find out just what the factory fates have dealt up this time. Generally, they are... Read More