Timken Research & Development: Where Theory Meets the Real World Bill Hannon shares how Timken R&D combines practical and theoretical science to predict bearing performance in complex mechanical power transmission systems.

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Vision Systems: Improving Efficiency for Today’s Workforce

Next-generation technologies are enhancing productivity and maintaining quality while reducing labor-intensive processes. Ashish Vasil, manager of manufacturing R&D at Timken headquarters, and Cristina Dinca, development engineer at Timken Romania, share how machine vision systems are performing complex and repetitive tasks with high accuracy, allowing skilled labor to focus on more value-added functions.


Delivering Timken’s Value Proposition

Timken service engineers represent the company’s on-site customer support arm. They engage in complex, challenging, and unpredictable work, and they produce enormous value for customers, and for Timken. Dragos Oprescu, general manager of global service engineering, and Barclay Simmons, chief engineer, discuss.


Precision Is Priceless

Jerry Rippel, group leader of measurement R&D at Timken, discusses the department’s various measurement science platforms and technologies – and innovations – employed to help manufacturing facilities deliver on the company’s longstanding commitment to quality.


Cultivating the Next Generation of Bearing Experts

Mike Kotzalas is known in the industry for co-authoring “the book on bearings,” among many other outstanding accomplishments. Empowering his team to go out and solve customer problems, however—that’s what really makes him proud. In a recent interview, we talked to him about his strategy to develop the next generation of bearing experts.