Put a few tons on your back, climb steep grades, make a few sharp turns and do it over and over again – that’s what’s expected from haulage equipment. Whether it’s articulating trucks or shuttle cars, they move a lot of material without much space to do it. When Timken tapered roller bearings are installed […]
Highly engineered and relied-upon equipment components like bearings and gears are expensive to replace. Why not save on lead times and budget by repairing and reusing existing components? Through the process of remanufacturing and repairing bearings, Timken can increase the useful service life of the original bearing up to three times and can save up […]
The confines of underground mining mean that equipment must become more and more productive without increasing size. When downtime ranges between $30,000 and $50,000 an hour, increased uptime means more profit. Longwall shearer cutters traverse back and forth, stripping layers of coal. Each pass is challenged by intense impact loads and extreme dirt and debris. […]
Shock loads and contamination make crushing equipment one of the toughest kinds of equipment for precision components, particularly bearings. Keeping machine availability high and total cost of ownership low in these harsh conditions requires specialized engineering and materials knowledge. Timken AP bearings handle the crushing loads from the breaker shafts in crushing equipment, while Timken […]
Up, down, left, right – it’s solid earth with every rotation. Throw in moisture, dust and an endless work schedule and that’s the life of the road header. Exposure to constant contamination and crushing loads are what the bearings face every day. With a complete line of tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings, Timken offers […]
Coal miners work far below the earth’s surface and have little time and less space to deal with unscheduled breakdowns. With enormous rotational forces and constant impact loads on the cutter heads, equipment productivity is paramount, especially when downtime costs between $10,000 and $15,000 per hour for room and pillar mining. Timken offers a range of […]
The Timken Company has awarded college scholarships to 17 children of Timken associates in 13 locations around the world today. These scholarships—valued at up to $540,000 over a four-year period—are funded by The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. Since the program’s inception in 1958, it has awarded more than $23 million in scholarships […]
A full range of metric deep groove ball bearings is now available from The Timken Company. The portfolio includes standard, thin section, narrow, wide, miniature and extra-small deep groove ball bearings from 3 to 400 mm bore sizes. Reducing noise and vibration in electric motors is a challenge in many industries, and quiet-running bearings are […]
Durability for the Long Haul When equipment operates in harsh environments reliability is crucial. Timken Quick-Flex elastomeric couplings can withstand harsh conditions, yet need minimal maintenance. They’re easy-to-install and require no lubrication. With a lifespan that can match that of your equipment, you can keep your overall cost of ownership competitively low. Value Timken Quick-Flex […]
Common on pump applications, Timken stocks standard ansi and iso spacer body lengths for immediate availability. A new larger spacer hub has been added as an option to accommodate larger shaft sizes. Durability There is no metal to metal contact between opposing hubs with Timken Quick-Flex couplings. The only wearing component is the elastomeric insert, […]
The Timken Company has named Eric Pressley vice president of sales – Drives and Belts. In this new position, Eric is responsible for providing overall sales leadership for both the Drives and Belts product lines and has supervisory responsibility for the sales team in the respective businesses. Additionally, he will manage the collaboration with all […]
The Timken Company has announced the launch of its new Lightweight Timken RacePac Front and Rear Wheel End Assemblies. Each Timken re-engineered RacePac wheel end assembly weighs approximately two pounds lighter than existing RacePac hubs, which will enhance speed and strengthen performance on all types of tracks, while increasing race teams’ efficiency in the shop. […]
The Timken Company has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Groeneveld Group, a provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications, for approximately $280 million. For the 12 months ending May 31, 2017, Groeneveld Group sales were approximately $105 million. The transaction is expected to be accretive to adjusted earnings per share […]
Bearing failure can grind your operations to a halt, resulting in significant lost time and production. Here are the last three of our six common factors that can cause bearings to fail, and what you can do to prevent them. By Jerry Rhodes, General Manager of Engineering Fundamentals & Physical Testing, The Timken Company Edited […]
The post Part 2: Three more bearing killers and how to stop them appeared first on Bearing Tips.
Bearing failure can grind your operations to a halt, resulting in significant lost time and production. Here are the first three of six common factors that can cause bearings to fail, and what you can do to prevent them. By Jerry Rhodes, General Manager of Engineering Fundamentals & Physical Testing, The Timken Company Edited by […]
For tough applications where strength and affordability are important, the steel design of rigid compression couplings is well suited. Timken cast steel couplings are an excellent choice for joining two shafts of the same size. This type of coupling is also known as a “rigid clamp style” coupling. Choose from standard sizes for shafts 1-7/16 […]
Timken Quick-Flex elastomeric couplings are durable enough to face the challenges of harsh environments, yet need minimal maintenance. They are easy to install and require no lubrication. Timken Quick-Flex couplings operate without any metal-to-metal contact. Because the metal hubs don’t wear, the elastomeric insert is the only spare part users will need. For especially harsh […]
By Mike Santora Timken and Robbins are collaborating on the tunnel boring machine set to carve a path for the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel in Akron, OH. In this second and final installment of story, the project’s principle engineers give us an in-depth look into a list of specific challenges The Timken bearings will face […]
The post Part 2: Timken and Robbins team up for the OCIT project appeared first on Bearing Tips.
By Mike Santora Timken and Robbins are collaborating on the tunnel boring machine set to carve a path for the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel in Akron, OH. In this first installment of a two part story, we interviewed the principle engineers on the project to learn about some the challenges bearings can face in such […]
The post Part 1: Timken and Robbins team up for Ohio tunnel project appeared first on Bearing Tips.
The Timken Company has released new catalogs for housed units, seals and tapered roller bearings. The catalogs feature expanded offerings, more technical information and the latest on the company’s growing product offering. What’s New? Timken brings its customers quick access to its broader offering of products for housed units, seals and tapered roller bearings. Recent […]
The post Timken Expands Product Lines, Updates Catalogs for Housed Units, Seals and Tapered Roller Bearings appeared first on Bearing Tips.
The Hubble Telescope need many crucial repairs back in 2009 before returning to active dutey. A mini power tool, using Timken precision ball bearings, was used by astronauts to unfasten dozens of screws and replace circuit boards on the telescope’s advanced camera—all while orbiting the Earth at 17,500 mph. Customized specifically for the application’s unique […]
Cylindrical bearing type NP has a double-ribbed inner ring and a single-ribbed outer ring with an abutting loose rib, which allows the bearing to provide axial location and to carry light thrust loads in both directions. Factors governing radial and thrust load capacities are the same for Types NJ. Size range: 80 mm to 2000 […]
The catalog is available online at Timken.com/catalogs and through the Timken catalog app at http://timkencatalogs.squawqr.com/.
The Timken Company has announced that it has acquired EDT Corp., a manufacturer of polymer housed units and stainless steel ball bearings used widely by the food and beverage industry. “We market a broad range of bearing housed units and are pleased to add the EDT line to our portfolio,” said Chris Coughlin, group president […]
Bearing Tips.com caught up with Dave Rose, business manager at Timken’s Keene, NH aerospace plant to ask him what are the most popular bearing styles for the aerospace industry. Here is what he had to say: “The most common bearings that we are selling today into the Aerospace market are: -Precision matched bearing assemblies which […]
The post What type of bearings are being used in Aerospace applications? appeared first on Bearing Tips.