Top 4 Causes Of Electric Motor Failure

Did you know that motor-driven equipment accounts for 64 percent of the electricity consumed in the U.S. industrial and commercial sectors? It’s hardly surprising when you think about it — most operations run on some type of motor whether it’s a drive fan, pump, compressor, saw, crusher, or conveyor. As an essential part to many […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Fundamental Guide To Selecting Hazardous Location Motors

In the industrial sector, safety standards and regulations can add up—especially in the case of an electric motor operating in a combustible environment. But when human casualty, equipment casualty and property casualty are at risk, a thorough understanding and application of those standards and regulations are crucial, because both legal and physical damages can add up as well. […]

Could a Severe Duty NEMA Motor Improve Your Operations?

When you’re working in a highly dirty, contaminated, or hazardous environment, it may be worth the money to invest in a specialized, severe duty NEMA motor—that is designed to handle those challenging conditions.  And if you are working in a dirty environment that is also highly combustible, a NEMA motor that is also explosion proof […]

Siemens’ Big Winner in Motor Control and protection

Siemens has unveiled the next generation of its benchmark in multi-functional motor control and protection: SIMOCODE pro C. This unit gives you everything you get from SIMOCODE-DP, but gives a range of cost-saving benefits. But it is SIMOCODE pro V that really redefines the concept of modularity. The breadth of functionality and data access (including […]

Energy-Efficient Motors

US Energy Consumption Facts Share of Energy Consumed by Major Sectors of the Economy, 2008 Source: Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review 2008 Over 33% of the energy that goes into energy systems is lost during: Generation of steam and power Distribution Conversion of energy into useful work Energy Efficiency: Market Barriers (Perceptions) Reluctance to […]

Drives Offer Flexibility

The Siemens family of MICROMASTER low-voltage frequency inverters address drive applications in the power range extending from 0.12 kW up to 250 kW. They are designed for simple applications with voltage-frequency control (V/f control) to complex applications with closed-loop vector control and encoder feedback.  Contact IBT for more information. Meet the family: MICROMASTER 420 – the […]

Company Switches Switches

IBT’s Bob Kerwin of the Lawrence, Kansas branch has a smooth relationship with John Miles, Vice President of Operations at Cutler Repaving. Their business relationship is more than twenty years old and it has been a mutually beneficial one. Cutler buys a significant number of items from IBT for their HIR (hot-in place recycling) asphalt […]