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Timken puts its products to work meeting the performance goals commonly shared by mine operators: maximize uptime, reduce maintenance and replacement costs as well as improve productivity.

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Every Moment Counts

Timken offers a wide range of tapered and spherical roller bearings used in cutter heads, propulsion track systems and conveying systems. Coal miners working far below the earth’s surface have little time or space to deal with unscheduled breakdowns, especially with downtime costs amounting to $10,000-14,000 per hour.

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Bearing Boosts Productivity in Shovel Equipment

Timken developed a new spherical roller bearing cartridge featuring an enlarged inside diameter and changes in its metallurgical properties. The new bearing has nearly double the life of the previous design and fits into the original housing.

Our ability to develop innovative integrated assemblies like this lower swingshaft bearing combined with the necessary technical support demonstrates our commitment to serving the mining industry.