Timken Features Solutions at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012

               Timken Features Solutions at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012

PR Newswire

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
exhibits include:

  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
    generation industry.

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.

Contacts - Media: Dan Minnich, Ofc: 330.471.7760; dan.minnich@timken.com;
Investors: Steve Tschiegg, Ofc: 330.471.7446. steve.tschiegg@timken.com, The
Timken Company.

SOURCE The Timken Company
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