[Page Title]

Training

Timken offers a variety of training resources, including training that can be tailored to your audience and delivered at your site. Where no standard training program exists to address your needs, we have a network of friction management and power transmissions experts around the world who can be called on to provide their bearing expertise.

New skills. Better know-how. Deeper insights. Together, they make you – and your operations – stronger.

And they’re what you gain through the training resources from Timken. We have a training solution to fit your industry and site-specific needs, whether you’re:

  • A maintenance person who wants to gain the greatest uptime and performance from your equipment.
  • An engineer who needs help choosing appropriate materials or components.
  • A distributor who wants to offer the best advice and products to your customers.

Choose from one of our standard training programs. We can tailor the coursework and even deliver most training programs on-site at your location.

Can’t find a program? We have a network of friction management and power transmissions experts around the world who can help. Visit www.timken.com/locations/ to locate a Timken Sales Office or Sales Engineer near you.

End-User, Operator and Maintenance Professional

Industrial End User, Operator and Maintenance Professional

Bearings are at the heart of almost every piece of industrial equipment. Maintain them well, and they will extend operating life and boost performance.

Take one of our training programs specifically designed for those who maintain bearings and industrial equipment.

  • Learn the fundamentals of anti-friction bearings.
  • Understand the basics of how they operate and what you need to do to ensure maximum bearing life.
  • Benefit from one of our industry-specific courses, where bearings play an especially crucial role.

For more information about the training program, fees and dates in your region, contact Mary Jo Maierhofer at maryjo.maierhofer@timken.com.

Learn how to use the proper equipment and practices that will help reduce downtime and lower your rolling mill’s overall maintenance costs.

  • This three-day program covers multiple phases of mill operations from melt to finish, including:
    • Bearing fundamentals.
    • Rolling mill configurations and related equipment.
    • Bearing damage analysis and repair.
    • Bearing installation techniques, setting methods and proper lubrication.
  • You gain personalized instruction from Timken service and application engineers, all of whom have extensive industry knowledge.
  • Sessions are a combination of classroom and hands-on training. This helps you put what you learn into practice as soon as you finish.
  • We can customize training specifically for your facility and deliver it at your location.

This program is ideal for maintenance and mill operators. It takes an in-depth dive into the equipment fundamentals and processes needed to help reduce maintenance costs and increase uptime relative to bearing usage.

  • This two-day program offers complete bearing training for paper and auxiliary equipment in every aspect of paper manufacturing – from pulp to finish.
    • You gain a better understanding of the basic operating characteristics of anti-friction rolling element bearings, including:
    • Proper use, including handling, installing and lubricating.
    • Mounting procedures.
    • Inspection and damage analysis.
    • Bearing maintenance.
  • You receive personalized instruction from Timken service and application engineers, all of whom have extensive industry knowledge.
  • Training takes place in Union, S.C.

We tailored our Bearing Maintenance Training Program specifically to maintenance and repair personnel. It offers invaluable information to keep equipment running efficiently.

  • It’s entirely customizable. You select the topics that are most important to you and your maintenance teams. And you choose where we present, whether it’s at your location or a nearby hotel or conference center.
  • Training topics include:
    • Anti-friction bearing fundamentals, with an overview of the basic bearing designs most commonly used in industrial applications: ball, cylindrical, spherical and tapered.
    • Correct installation and maintenance of Timken roller housed units (mounted bearings).
    • Proper seal, coupling and chain maintenance.
    • Aspects of bearing technology, inspection and damage analysis.
  • Our service and application engineers lead classroom presentations and practical hands-on sessions.

To illustrate your facility’s commitment to following appropriate bearing maintenance practices, you can seek the designation “Timken Bearing Certified.”

  • For maintenance organizations and service shops, it demonstrates to your customers that your shop follows the highest standards in bearing service.
  • For in-house shops, it confirms that you have solid processes and the appropriate equipment in place to ensure proper bearing maintenance.

Industry-specific Training

Specific industries have specific needs. We can customize our Bearing Maintenance Training courses to address the aspects of different markets.

We’ve taken the best of our Bearing Maintenance Training and tailored it to the specific needs of the mining industry.

  • Timken service and application engineers, who have a deep knowledge of many mining applications, conduct classroom presentations and practical hands-on sessions.
  • Instructors cover every aspect of bearing technology. They demonstrate the most effective procedures to remove, install and adjust bearings in your equipment.
  • You learn how to inspect bearings and determine different damage modes.
  • Additional topics include the care and handling of seals, couplings and chains, and proper lubrication techniques.

To illustrate your facility’s commitment to following appropriate bearing maintenance practices, you can seek the designation “Timken Bearing Certified.”

  • For maintenance organizations and service shops, it demonstrates to your customers that your shop follows the highest standards in bearing service.
  • For in-house shops, it confirms that you have solid processes and the appropriate equipment in place to ensure proper bearing maintenance.

For power generation customers, this training helps maximize profits. How? By shedding insight on how to reduce downtime and add value through comprehensive, friction-management solutions.

  • You choose where we present, whether it’s at Timken, your location or a nearby hotel or conference center.
  • Course topics include:
    • Proper bearing handling and installation.
    • Bearing maintenance procedures.
    • Bearing damage analysis.
    • Bearing design differences and effects of metallurgical changes on bearing performance.

To illustrate your facility’s commitment to following appropriate bearing maintenance practices, you can seek the designation “Timken Bearing Certified.”

  • For maintenance organizations and service shops, it demonstrates to your customers that your shop follows the highest standards in bearing service.
  • For in-house shops, it confirms that you have solid processes and the appropriate equipment in place to ensure proper bearing maintenance.

Automotive End User, Operator and Maintenance Professional

Take advantage of our Timken Tech Series – a free, online training program for professional technicians for light, medium-duty and commercial vehicles.

Minimize comebacks and inspire customer confidence with knowledge that helps you do the job right the first time. It’s practical, professional and accurate training that helps you gain customer trust.

  • Gain technical and analytical skills to help you do the job right the first time.
  • Acquire thorough knowledge of bearings (including removal and installation), hubs, lubricants, seal selection, plus so much more – whether you’re involved with light or heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Light vehicle topics include: Hubs; lubricants, seals; and tapered, needle, cylindrical and ball bearings.
  • Commercial vehicle topics include: Tapered bearings, seals, lubricants and driveline center support.

Stand out as an expert – whether you work on a maintenance team, at the counter or in your own shop. Visit www.timken.com/techseries to get started.


Distributor - Industrial and Automotive

Industrial

Improve your bearing expertise and enhance your ability to service industrial customers through our Distributor Training School (DTS).

Our DTS offers education that supports you throughout your career in the power transmission industry –beginning with online training and continuing through different levels of instructor-led training to become Timken certified.

For more information on e-learning and instructor-led courses in your region, as well as program fees, contact John Byers at john.byers@timken.com.

Gain the baseline understanding you need to properly represent Timken products. This training is a great fit for new inside and outside branch associates.

  • Training series includes an overview of Timken, bearing basics and 13 product courses.
  • Courses are engaging, easy-to-complete and short – 15 to 20 minutes each.
  • At the end of each course, a quick quiz tests your knowledge and provides you with a certificate of completion.
  • Conveniently access courses from your laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Take the knowledge you gained in DTS Level 1 to the next level. This in-person training is ideal for distributor sales personnel, purchasing agents and technical specialists.

  • Training includes a comprehensive review of bearing fundamentals, housed units (mounted bearings) and power transmission products including couplings, chains and belts.
  • The session is 2.5 days of highly engaged training by using a variety of media including products, presentations, demonstrations, role-plays and group assignments.
  • We strategically conduct DTS Level 2 throughout multiple regions to minimize your travel costs.
  • DTS Level 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

Advance your product know-how and become Timken certified through this final training tier. This is a premier course for distributor associates with several years of experience who want to learn more about bearings, and those with basic bearing knowledge who need to enhance their expertise.

  • Gain in-depth training related to markets, applications and products. Attendees can select their preferred market and application overviews.
  • This 2.5 days of training at our headquarters in North Canton, Ohio, blends hands-on training with instructor led presentations.
  • Learn from our team of application and service engineers, as well as product-line experts.
  • DTS Level 2 is a prerequisite for this course.

Automotive

Take advantage Timken Tech Series – a free, online training program for parts distributors for light, medium-duty and commercial vehicles.

Stand out as an expert – whether you work on a maintenance team, at the counter or in your own shop – by harnessing the critical skills necessary as a service technician or sales associate. You will gain thorough knowledge of bearings, hubs, lubricants and seals plus so much more – whether you’re involved with light or heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Light vehicle topics include: Hubs; lubricants, seals; and tapered, needle, cylindrical and ball bearings.
  • Commercial vehicle topics include: Tapered bearings, seals, lubricants and driveline center support.

It’s practical, professional and accurate training that helps you gain customer trust. Visit www.timken.com/techseries to get started.


Original Equipment Manufacturer

Learn and Lead with Timken – Bearing Fundamentals Seminar

Become the bearing expert at your company.

The Learn and Lead with Timken technical training seminar is a comprehensive, instructional program and shares insight on key bearing fundamentals. It’s an ideal program for design, reliability and maintenance engineers working for industrial OE manufacturers.

  • You gain a better understanding of core bearing designs, selection, installation, clearance, setting and environmental factors that impact the performance of roller bearings.
  • This 2.5 days of training at our headquarters in North Canton, Ohio, blends hands-on training with instructor led presentations, facility tours and open forum discussion groups.
  • Our experienced team of application and design engineers leads all seminar sessions.
  • You get to meet with members of the Timken management team, as well as our sales group, to discuss practical, real-world challenges facing your organization.

For more information on fees and dates in your region, contact John Byers at john.byers@timken.com.