Should I Use Bearing Seals or Shields?

While the basic function and design of a ball bearing hasn’t drastically changed since it was first invented in the 1700s, some features–such as bearing seals and shields–have since adapted. To protect ball bearings from contamination, as well as retain their proper lubrication levels, both seals and shields can be necessary parts; but, how do […]

SIMOCODE Pro Redefines Dry Running Protection For Pumps In Hazardous Areas

A Monitoring Technology That Sets New Standards Safety has top priority in the chemical industry. This is because flammable media are used in hazardous areas, which are transported by means of pumps. Reliable dry running protection is a must. With SIMOCODE pro, Siemens delivers an innovative monitoring technology that breaks with conventional pump monitoring – […]

The Skinny On Thin Section Bearings

Made entirely in the USA, SilverThin manufactures thin section bearings for industrial and defense applications. But what, exactly, is a thin section bearing—and what renders it useful? SilverThin helped us answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Thin Section Bearings. »   What are Thin Section Bearings? Thin section bearings are a family […]

Put An End to Costly Current Damage With Current-Insulated Bearings

Wheelsets and traction motors (rail vehicles), DC and AC motors (drivetrains), and generators (wind power) can all be exposed to electric current—which can be extremely harmful to roller bearings. While it is very difficult to eliminate the causes of bearing voltages that are induced by the motor, it is possible to avoid bearing damage with […]

Safety is a SIRIUS Business—Safety Relays For Compact Applications

Machines can be dangerous. Personnel need to be protected. At the same time, the profitability of a machine is also dependent on its availability. For these reasons, safety in automation is always a serious subject. Which is why machine manufacturers need simple solutions for functionally reliable safety systems. Siemens is offering these solutions with its […]

Extend Your Air Cylinder Life With Corrosion-Resistant Coatings

Understanding The Various Causes Of Corrosion Can Help You Select The Best Protection For Your Application & Environment Corrosion is one of the biggest enemies to industrial applications. Luckily, there are viable solutions that won’t cost you an arm and a leg — corrosion-resistant coatings. By forming an impermeable barrier between the base metal and outside […]

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 the Power Transmission industry. Want to learn more about this […]

Let IBT Build Your Next Dodge Quantis Gear Reducer

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 needed to build these gearboxes at the corporate office in […]

Are Your Shaft Couplings The Best Fit For Your Application?

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 Zerger, IBT’s Power Transmission Business Group Director, couplings are specified […]

5 Reasons To Invest In A Stainless Steel Gearbox

Any time there is a large purchase to be made, it is common to only see the short-term impact. Since stainless steel gearboxes have historically cost almost twice the amount of cast iron, aluminum or epoxy-painted gearboxes, people have struggled to see the long-term value in the investment. However, newer generations of stainless gearboxes not […]