Timken Features Solutions at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012
CANTON, Ohio, June 3, 2012
CANTON, Ohio, June 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) will
feature products and aftermarket solutions for the wind industry at the AWEA
WINDPOWER 2012 Conference and Exhibition, June 3-6, in Atlanta, Ga.
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"Timken helps maximize equipment performance throughout the entire lifecycle
of a wind turbine," said Hans Landin, director of process industries original
equipment and wind energy for Timken. "By collaborating with designers,
manufacturers and operators, Timken develops main shaft and gear drive
solutions to help keep equipment running longer with reduced total cost of
The Timken booth (No. 5949) will feature several products in addition to new
exhibits that reflect the company's range of product capabilities. Exclusive
oTimken® Wear-Resistant Roller Bearings for wind-energy applications,
designed to reduce life-limiting wear problems including micropitting on
main shaft spherical roller bearings and micropitting, smearing and
brittle flaking on wind turbine gearbox cylindrical bearings.
oThe Timken® Online Intelligence System (OIS), a breakthrough condition
monitoring/data collection and reporting system specifically designed for
low-speed wind turbine applications. Timken will have a live
demonstration featuring the unique technical capabilities of the OIS
oThe Timken® UltraWind™ Tapered Roller Bearing, offering the highest
bearing life ratings in the industry, as verified by Germanischer Lloyd in
2012. This pre-loaded bearing has superior stiffness to manage the motion
of the main shaft and rotor and also contains raceway profiles designed to
control maximum stress levels which provide greater product reliability.
oAnimation of Timken's new Wind Energy Research and Development Center in
Canton, OH (currently under construction; opening scheduled for November
2012) demonstrating the facility's product testing capabilities.
oTimken EcoPower™ Induction Heaters, useful for both mounting and
dismounting components with tight fits, and utilizing flexible coils for
handling large wind components. The units save time by heating work
pieces faster than conventional methods, reduce energy consumption and
create a safer work environment.
oTimken planetary bearing solutions, which include cylindrical roller
bearings, the semi-integrated planet-pac and the fully integrated flexpin
bearing. These solutions combine planetary pins, bearing raceways and
planetary gears in various combinations to help achieve lean, compact and
reliable wind turbine gearbox design. This is especially important as wind
turbine size and capacity scale upward to meet the goals of the power
Throughout AWEA WINDPOWER 2012, Timken wind experts will be available to
discuss these and other solutions and show product samples to wind turbine
professionals and enthusiasts.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with
innovative friction management and mechanical power transmission products and
services that help machinery perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales
of $5.2billion in 2011 and approximately 21,000 people operating from
locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.
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