Posts Tagged ‘Timken’

Timken Bearing Part #LM67000LA

Friday, November 24th, 2017

If you’re planning on purchasing a rolling bearing, and this fits your application, then you should take a look at the Timken bearing part #LM67000LA. This particular bearing offers a number of advantages.


Bearings In The News – September 2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

This month we are featuring two articles: “Vancouver Island Bridges Getting Seismic Upgrades” and “Timken Co. Seeks Growth Through Acquisitions.”


The History Behind The Timken House In San Diego

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Instead of the usual article on bearings or bearing companies, I thought I would mix it up a little bit today, offering some history stemming from and running alongside The Timken Company. Mr. Timken influenced more than just his business.


Bearings with Timken Shaft Guarding Technology

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Timken’s Shaft Guarding Technology™ helps to prolong shaft life, while at the same time, providing for easy installation and removal of standard setscrew units.

Here is a video in the automotive industry showing how to remove and install a bearing with Timken’s technology.


Bearing Repair At Timken Bearing Repair Facility

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Timken’s state-of-the-art bearing repair facility in Union, South Carolina, remanufactures and repairs all bearing types and sizes from any bearing manufacturer.

Bearing repair can save you up to 60% compared to purchasing a new bearing and offers shorter lead times.

The video below provides an overview of the Timken bearing repair facility and the process used by the facility, from receiving a bearing to final inspection and shipping it back to the customer.


Timken Joint Venture with EPK

Friday, July 10th, 2015

As The Timken Company endeavors to manufacture and sell bearing products in the industrial markets of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, they have agreed on a joint venture with the European Bearing Corporation (EPK).

Global Growth for Timken

Continuing to pursue global growth opportunities, Timken is investing in locations where critical market sectors like energy and infrastructure development are expected to generate a higher demand for bearing production. Timken’s presence in these types of emerging economies will surely enhance their position in the bearings market. The joint venture with the EPK is a good strategic move for them. Timken is already well-established on the global bearings market, with 19,000 people operating in 28 different countries around the world.

About the EPK

The EPK is known as the largest bearing manufacturer in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, with a history of producing bearings for each mechanical engineering industry. In addition, they represent the Russian bearing industry on a global scale, as part of the International Standards Organization (ISO). There are around 11,130 people employed with EPK, and its status as a “BB” company with a stable forecast from the Standard & Poor’s bodes well for their partnership with Timken.

The EPK-Timken Bearing Company

Timken’s bearing designs and manufacturing techniques will pair well in the Russian sector with the EPK’s already established position as a manufacturer there for over 20 years. Together, they will operate as EPK-Timken Bearing Company. At this time, they are 24 to 36 months away from production.

“This agreement represents a coordinated commitment to provide industrial customers with a single source of bearings locally that deliver the most reliable performance to meet their current and future needs,” stated CEO Alexander Moskalenko, of EPK. Source:

A Consolidated Approach

The two bearing manufacturers intend for a consolidated approach to the marketplace, meaning their industrial sales teams will be combined, and they will work together in a newly built manufacturing facility. Plans for the facility have not yet been released. The location is yet to be determined, although construction was set to begin in 2015, with production capabilities in the following 2-3 years. Together, they intend to produce large bore industrial bearings in the new facility.

Timken’s expertise in the bearing market continues to be of value to us here in the U.S. and all over the world. We look forward to seeing their growth within the Russian sector in the years to come.

Timken Integrated Flexpin Bearing Review

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Timken’s innovative take on this flexpin bearing merits review and praise. In this post, we’ll take a look at how the integrated flexpin bearing works, as well as its field test results. Then, you can decide if this flexpin bearing will improve application performance in your field.

Let’s begin with the unique features of Timken’s integrated flexpin bearing:

Thanks to high engineering, compared with a traditional planetary gear system, this integrated flexpin, or flex drive, is capable of providing greater power. This is because of its increased torque capacity within the same allotted space.

The design of this flexpin bearing features pins pressed into just one wall of the gear set carrier. An annular sleeve and bearing assembly then support the gear at the free end of the pin. The opposing forces in the pin and sleeve offset each other when under load, which results in no misalignment even across a wide range of torque.

This simple gear design sets the stage for a greater amount of torque reduction. This integrated flexpin bearing is built on the double cantilever beam principle. Its flexibility creates a system for the planet gears to carry a more unified load. The system is also set with preloaded tapered roller bearings, which provide for more equal load carrying capacity as well.

Machine designers are enabled to create new and substantially beneficial systems downsized from the conventional, or upgraded in terms of horsepower within their existing machines.

Overall higher levels of performance will be realized with the introduction of this system, particularly for those very challenging applications, such as – aerospace gearboxes, construction equipment final drives, and wind turbine gearboxes.

Complete list of applications, as noted by Timken – Gear drives in aerospace, agricultural, defense, heavy industry, and mining applications.

Next, let’s take a look at how Timken’s integrated flexpin bearing stood up to their rigorous testing:

The first test is validation testing, which revealed that K gamma is reduced to 1.07 at 100% load, using seven planets.

The second test is static bench testing, which was performed at the Timken Technology Center, and validated the Timken deflection model as fully functional.

The third test was done at Maag Laboratories, and confirmed load patters up to 200% of rated capacity.

It looks as though the Timken flexpin bearing has stood up to the design standards, and testing requirements set forth by Timken. More and more design improvements are being revealed on the market to satisfy the need for faster, more compact, and more accurate manufacturing.

This review highlights just one of those design improvements. Of course, it’s always up to you, the consumer, as to whether or not you’ll take a shot at trying out these innovative new designs. That’s why we at least want you to have all the facts.