Posted October 24, 2017

Five companies win BSA Excellence Awards

BSA recognized two distributors and three manufacturers with its Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to the end use customer.

The Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology. BSA distributor members reviewed and ranked manufacturer innovation submissions. 

The first Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to NTN Bearing Corporation of America for the NTN SPAW Mounted Roller Bearing. The NTN SPAW is a one-piece solid ductile iron housed bearing that dimensionally interchanges to a standard split block SAF style bearing unit. 

The second Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to SKF USA Inc. for the SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-8. The SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-8 provides on-line monitoring in a compact footprint that offers you more flexibility. SKF Multilog IMx-8 provides a complete system for early fault detection.

The third Manufacturer Excellence Award for outstanding service to the end use customer was presented to The Timken Company for the Timken Tapered Double Inner (TDI) Roller Bearing for Wind Turbine Main Shafts. This is The Timken Company’s second Manufacturer Excellence Award; it is the first company to be a recipient of this award more than once.

Collaborating with wind turbine owners and operators to help solve main shaft application issues and improve drivetrain performance, Timken designed the Timken Tapered Double Inner (TDI) Roller Bearing to extend bearing life and improve system performance for three-point mount wind turbines.

Distributor awards
The 2017 BSA CBS Excellence Award recognized two BSA distributor companies.

BDI Canada Inc. was recognized for the highest percentage of its inside and outside sales force attaining Certified Bearing Specialist status. B&D Industrial was recognized for the greatest percentage increase of its inside and outside sales force attaining CBS status.

BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialist (CBS) program identifies and quantifies the specific skill sets to certify an industry professional as a bearing specialist.

BSA recognized two companies with Honorable Mentions for this Award. BDI USA and Bearing Headquarters Company received special recognition for the number of Certified Bearing Specialists within their sales force. This award recognizes the esteemed regard of the CBS designation by these two companies specifically, and the industry as a whole.