Each individual Bearing allows a relative controlled movement between two or more parts, with low friction coefficient.
TIMKEN is on the lead not only about Bearings but also about Bearing Housing Units, Groups of Integrated Bearings, Bearings Precision Groups and Aerospacial Bearings, approved by the US Federal Aviation Authority and by the European EASA.
In order to have an appropriate choice it is extremely important to consider dimension and direction of the load, verifying the radial, axial and combined loads. Last but not least, is fundamental to consider the work temperature and because of that, the mandatory space of the bearing in order to not get more friction with increasing temperature.
The main TIMKEN bearings used are:
Angular Contact Ball Bearings are designed to handle both radial and axial loading, and are specifically engineered for use in high-speed and high precision applications as the chemical sector and general industry.
Precision Ball Bearings are designed to attend the most severe applications and they are produced attending the ABEC-7 and ABEC-9 tolerances. On this is included miniature ,thin section instruments and ball screws bearings.
The Cylinder Axial Bearings are used when the ball axial bearings load capacity is insufficient for the job. They also have a very high capacity to support strong axial forces (working just in one way), and even having a specific characteristic of being chock resistant. Although, they are not able to support radial efforts.
In the same way as the referred bearings above, this also have the capacity to support high axial levels of height and shocks.
They can be easily supported, what allows them to support only axial loads and work just in one way.
DURASPEXX e DURASPEXX Nominal Power: Ideal to operate in mining, grazing, aerospacial and energy produce. TIMKEN bearings DuraSpexx have a better material and finishing in order to extend the lifetime of the bearing.
AQUASPEXX: TIMKEN has them because they are covered in a zinc alloy that fights corrosion from water frequently founded in grazing machinery and other extreme environments
Wear Resistants: The wear resistants bearings are designed in order to reduce wear problems that compromise durability, including micro fissures in auto compensating bearings, mirroring effect and peeling of several particles on wind turbines bearings inside their gearboxes.
TDC (Strong Chrome): TDC bearings from TIMKEN (Strong Chrome) are specially designed to offer a superior performance in high corrosion environments, being covered with a special material that not only makes them stronger but tougher as well.
Residues Resistants: TIMKEN bearings are made to be protected against residues contamination, utilizing for that an exclusive technology being able to operate on the most variable industries.
Low Torque: This TIMKEN bearings reduce vibrations and that for they are able to reduce noise as well. Comparing with the traditional TIMKEN bearings, this are between 10 and 15% lighter.
A wide range is offered, including sealed or opened. Axial Needle Bearings are also common and Angular contact bearings are offered in with a wide range as well witch combines needle rolls and spherical bearings elements.