DAILY NEWS Jul 8, 2014 2:08 PM - 0 comments

Gearbox repair and bearing remanufacturing services expanded at Saskatchewan facility

Standard Machine in Saskatoon recently opened the first known dedicated high-speed gear test bay in Canada.

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Saskatoon, SK - The Timken Company has expanded its service offering at Standard Machine in Saskatoon to include Philadelphia Gear brand high-speed gearbox repair capabilities and Timken bearing remanufacturing services.

This expansion of services provides energy customers in Canada with the same ready access to the intellectual property and know-how behind Philadelphia Gear branded high-speed gearbox designs that global end users and OEMs rely on to increase uptime and control costs.

Standard Machine, now a part of the Timken Power Systems group, recently opened the first known dedicated high-speed gear test bay in Canada to further expand its expertise in gearbox services.

“We recognize the importance of local access to repair services for complex equipment, particularly for end users in the energy sector, where the costs of downtime are significant,” said Frank Mascia, managing director for the company’s business in Canada. “Customers count on us to help keep their mission-critical equipment running, and the expansion of our capabilities in Saskatoon fits with our commitment to deliver the value that demanding customers expect.”

Timken acquired Standard Machine in 2013 to advance the company’s power systems services and capabilities in Canada. Standard Machine’s location near energy and mineral resources, along with its strong technical capabilities, provide a platform for growth in Canada.

Bearing remanufacturing

Bearing repair from the bearing experts is another service addition at Standard Machine. The Saskatoon facility is now equipped to provide a full range of bearing services from reclaim to reconditioning and remanufacture. Bearings can often be returned to like-new specifications in as little as one-third of the time it takes to purchase a new bearing.

Comprehensive services include everything from cleaning, visual inspection and repackaging, all the way through to complete replacement/reconditioning of critical roller components and raceways to return the bearings to like-new condition.

“Investment in these new capabilities further strengthens our commitment to meeting the needs of our Canadian customers,” said Mascia.

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