Improved Sealing System Solution for Industrial Machinery

To seal efficiently, radial shaft seals must run against a smooth, round surface – the seal counterface. If the counterface becomes worn, the seal will no longer be able to fulfill its function, which is to retain lubricant and to exclude contaminants. Typically, the counterface becomes scored when a contaminant particle is caught under the […]

Dodge Motorized Torque-Arm II Speed Reducers

With 60 years of proven dependability and more service throughout the world, DODGE TORQUE-ARM speed reducers are the standard of the industry. Dodge Twin Taper Bushing System Exclusive twin tapered bushings eliminate the wobble and fretting corrosion normally associated with single bushed shaft mounted reducers by centering the shaft in the hub. The bushings are […]

Dodge Washdown Reducers Improve Operations In Harsh Duty Environments

Dodge QUANTIS E-Z KLEEN® washdown reducers and C-face gearmotors can improve operations in harsh duty environments, such as the food, beverage, packaging and pharmaceutical industries. The QUANTIS E-Z KLEEN family of products offers three types of gear reducers: In-Line Helical (ILH); Right Angle Helical Bevel (RHB); and Motorized Shaft Mount (MSM). These products feature a unique […]

Goodyear’s Laser Alignment

When the sheaves on your belt drive are properly aligned, they perform much better. There is no loss of energy or efficiency. Components work better and last longer. The chance of the belt or even the drive components being damaged is greatly reduced. Misalignment can cause the belts to have sidewall stresses and uneven tensile […]

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 surprised and amused. The material that arrives is a gear […]

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, rugged, precise and well made. You have to believe the […]

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 that was having costly downtime, maintenance and material expenses from […]

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 and allowed to cool. A press fit hub bore is […]

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, and SF size QD bushings. These assemblies are of a […]

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 computer program that has been developed to put Goodyear belt […]