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New bearing and analytical service package is for debris-contaminated applications

Canton, OH -- Feb. 8, 2002 -- Timken Debris Solutions, an integrated program that combines a high-performance beari...


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February 8, 2002
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Canton, OH — Feb. 8, 2002 — Timken Debris Solutions, an integrated program that combines a high-performance bearing with an analytical service package to extend bearing life, reduce downtime and enhance performance in debris-contaminated industrial applications, has been introduced by The Timken Company.

Debris Solutions is available to end users, via the company’s worldwide network of industrial distributors, and original equipment customers.

Common in harsh environments such as mining, steel rolling mills and construction, debris contaminants can drastically reduce bearing life and performance by damaging a bearing’s critical, rolling contact surfaces.

More than a decade of research and development supports Timken Debris Solutions. The program features a debris-resistant bearing that uses proprietary manufacturing processes to optimize its mechanical properties (i.e. strength, ductility, and toughness) while deterring crack initiation and propagation.

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Timken debris-resistant bearings have shown in lab tests to increase performance up to two times over the standard line of quality Timken tapered roller bearings. Selectively available in sizes from approximately 8-in. to 37-in. outside diameter, the debris resistant bearings are given unique part numbers.

The service component of Debris Solutions features Debris Signature Analysis, a sophisticated diagnostic technique that uses computer-based modeling to simulate a variety of debris-contaminated conditions and their impact on bearing performance.

Developed by Timken Research, Debris Signature Analysis is an important tool in designing new equipment, analyzing existing conditions, or practicing preventive maintenance.

For more information, call 800-223-1954, or visit www.timken.com.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor