Innovations in the Electric Power Train, Backed by Decades of Experience As electric vehicles make headlines, Timken engineers help auto suppliers deliver increasingly power-dense, fuel-efficient solutions.

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Most Ivanpah's 300,000 software-controlled mirrors rely on Cone Drive solar tracker drives to accurately position the heliostats and reflect sunlight to the tower from up to a quarter mile away. Over its 30-year lifecycle, Ivanpah is expected to avoid 13 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions—the equivalent of taking two million cars off the road.

Hear how Cone Drive’s double-enveloping worm gears support the world’s largest solar power plant in this podcast from Power Systems Design.


Ivanpah Solar Thermal Power Plant
Mojave Desert, California, U.S.A.
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Consistent. Proven. Quality.

“We’ve always stood for quality, dependability, and performance,” says Smith. “It’s a an asset to grow our order book with key customers.”

Doug Smith, product line vice president, talks about how Timken’s world-class tapered roller bearing serves as the foundation for Timken growth in other areas.

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On high-speed passenger trains like Europe’s Italo and Frecciarossa, Rollon® linear motion solutions improve first-class passenger comfort. And our Timken® AP bearings are the global gold standard for managing tough axle conditions on the world’s longest and heaviest load-carrying freight cars.

Global Rail
Supporting Industries Worldwide
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The Seattle Space needle relies on a Cone Drive triple reduction HP unit that manages extremely high torque and precision in a quiet, compact package. Visitors can snap selfies and enjoy a meal while they move seamlessly, never knowing that our worm gear technology is enabling their panoramic view.

Space Needle
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
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Withstanding intense forces and the rigors of orbiting earth, this telescope continues to capture images as far as 15 billion light-years away.

Our bearings helped launch and guide Discovery in 1990. In 2009, astronauts used specialized tools—equipped with Timken® ball bearings—to repair and improve the telescope. Hubble is still going strong today.

Need mission-critical precision bearings that last? Find them here.

Hubble Space Telescope
Low-Earth Orbit

“We believe everything we do—from our strategy to our investments to our operational excellence initiatives—must help us win with customers and drive long-term value for our stakeholders.”

Rich Kyle
President and CEO
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Six technologically advanced Timken® tapered roller bearings equip the 40-ton speed reducer in the Eiffel Tower’s north pillar elevator. It’s just one example of our presence in vertical lift applications. From grain elevators on the farm to hoists and cranes at major shipping ports, our engineered bearings help move people, products and materials around the world.

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Eiffel Tower
Paris, France
Industry in Motion

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s retractable roof can open in just eight minutes, thanks in-part to Timken® tapered roller bearings. Forbes* coined it the “best ever” football stadium. We tend to agree.

*Robert Tuchman, Forbes Contributor

Mercedes Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A.

"Wherever technical innovations happen around the world, you always see a need for the right powertrain and friction management technology. Timken is uniquely able to solve for the most challenging applications."

Ajay Das vice president – strategy and business development