Timken load ratings increase

The Timken Company announced an average increase of 10 percent in calculated load ratings for Timken tapered roller bearings used in a wide variety of mobile and industrial equipment.

Timken tapered bearingsWith advanced technology engineered into the bearings, performance assessments warrant this increase in predicted life across 20 product types used in industries such as rail and vehicle systems, mining and aggregate, agriculture and food processing, and energy generation from wind, coal, oil and gas.

Based on extensive lifecycle testing, Timken's higher performance ratings translate into greater value, with longer predicted useful bearing life and heavier load-carrying capacity than previously published.

"As the tapered roller bearing technology leader, Timken continually enhances this core product line," said Douglas H. Smith, Timken senior vice president of technology and quality. "Companywide, our engineers and manufacturing teams demonstrate unwavering commitment to build upon our legacy of innovation and continuous improvement. The cumulative impact of improvements in Timken steel-making technology, fundamental design, and precision manufacturing and gauging has measurably increased the durability of Timken bearings."