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Timken Leads the Way for Wind-Turbine Bearing Testing, Customers to Benefit

8/31/2011 1:00:00 AM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Hans Landin |

Timken is building an $11.8 million Wind Energy Research and Development Center with Stark State College in Canton, Ohio, USA, and other Ohio-based entities. The center will span 18,000 square feet (1672.254 square meters) and, as a fully dynamic wind-turbine bearing testing facility, provide vital knowledge for the development of power-transmission component technologies to the industry – all around the world. Ultimately, it will help us create better, more reliable and cost-effective designs for you. Read More+

Timken Solution for Premature Bearing Failures a Hit at AWEA 2011 WindPower Show

6/20/2011 5:00:00 PM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Hans Landin |

Many of the thousands of attendees at this year’s WindPower Conference & Exhibition, hosted by the American Wind Energy Association, told us that their non-Timken main-shaft and gearbox bearings are having to be replaced well short of their 20-year design life. Maybe you’re one of the many who we talked with at the show. While other competitive brands were installed as original equipment on these wind turbines, we understand why the bearings failed prematurely and can offer a new and powerful solution – Timken® wear-resistant bearings – and a whole new suite of aftermarket upgrades.  Read More+

Tired of Wind Turbine Bearings That Fail Prematurely? We Can Help!

4/28/2011 2:10:00 PM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Hans Landin |

Many wind turbines are nearing the end of their warranty periods. Others are experiencing premature bearing failure. Unplanned wind turbine maintenance and downtime may be unavoidable and costly. Timken can help.  Read More+

New Timken Innovations Showcased at AWEA WindPower 2010 Show in Dallas

6/20/2010 11:00:00 AM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Hans Landin |

Many of you stopped by the Timken booth at WindPower 2010 and had a chance to see, firsthand, Timken’s latest wind energy innovations, including:
  • Timken® UltraWind Tapered Roller Bearings
  • Timken® Wind Energy Lubrication System
  • Timken® Wear-Resistant Bearings
  • Timken® Planet Pac and Integrated Flexpins
We appreciated the opportunity to meet and discuss ways to work together to develop advanced, next-generation wind turbine technology. If you weren’t able to attend the show, or would like refresher, here’s an opportunity to learn more. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at HUSUM 2010, Sept. 21-26 and next May at AWEA WindPower 2011 in Anaheim. Read More …  Read More+

AWEA 2010 Exhibition Preview: Timken's Solutions for Sustainable Wind Power

5/18/2010 12:00:00 PM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Hans Landin |

Visit Timken at booth No. 2803, May 23-26 at the 2010 WindPower Conference and Exhibition in Dallas.

At Timken, we work hard to ensure that our brand stands for high quality and outstanding performance. We believe that our application knowledge combined with extensive capabilities in bearing technology, manufacturing, engineering and distribution uniquely position us to provide our customers with smart, cost-effective friction management and power transmission solutions … solutions that improve total system performance and outperform the competition. Read More+



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