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The True Cost of Gray Market Products

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Today’s global economy provides everyone the ability to purchase products broadly on the internet. Sourcing non-genuine products, however, comes with risk and potential for unintended and unfortunate consequences. 

Optimize Your Maintenance with Fiix’s CMMS

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Rockwell Automation, one of CBT’s closest partners, recently acquired Fiix, a cloud-based maintenance solution. 

CBT & PowerBuilt: Designed to Win

 


A few of our CBT Specialists recently visited PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions in Bellefontaine, Ohio where we showcased a trailer of PBC Linear products for their engineers.  During the visit, several of PowerBuilt's employees were able to get a personal look and hands-on demo of several of PBC Linear's CNCs products.

John Fisher, director of engineering, was also kind enough to explain to us what PowerBuilt does as a company and gave us an anecdote of how CBT assisted his facility in a time of need.

"CBT is one of our valued vendors," he said.

The Importance of MRO

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As machines run and operate for long periods, they begin to lose efficiency. Pieces and parts wear down and before long will need to be replaced. By ignoring obvious maintenance warning signs, you risk one damaged component of your factory floor eventually harming others and having a domino effect.

MRO, or maintenance, repair and operations, is essential to running a business daily. Ignoring MRO could be detrimental to your business' short-term operations and long-term financial health.

Improve Warehouse Conveyor Efficiency with Premium Mounted Bearings

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Warehousing is a key component of any supply chain. And when conveyors are used to move products across a
warehouse facility, these systems are expected to deliver years of continuous, maintenance-free performance. But sometimes accidents happen, and conveyors break down or become inoperable for several reasons. Learn how high-quality mounted bearings can help improve the efficiency of your warehousing conveyors and limit your warehouse downtime.

Extend Bearing Life in Bulk Conveyors

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The bearings used in bulk material handling conveyors are expected to reliably move tons of rock, minerals or aggregate – in any weather.  Considering these unique challenges, bulk conveyor operators need mounted bearings that are engineered to stand up to high loads, physical impact, and extreme contamination. Learn how premium mounted bearing solutions can help extend bearing life in the harsh outdoor conditions of mines and quarries.

Preventing E. coli and Other Foodborne Illnesses

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Earlier this month, the CDC confirmed it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli across the Midwest, with many sick people reported eating sandwiches from a national fast-food chain. E. coli is short for Escherichia coli, which can be a harmful bacteria found in contaminated food and cause several health issues. While federal officials work to determine the origin, food safety officials say there are methods food processing plants can use to prevent future outbreaks.

5 Trends to Be Aware of in the Food and Beverage Industry

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The Food and Beverage industry is constantly adapting to new fads and manufacturing changes. What may seem like minor changes to the ordinary consumer may dramatically affect a company's throughput. In this article, CBT Specialists discuss the top trends they are seeing in the Food and Beverage world.