The Timken Company on August 19 announced release of a new 170-page Timken bearing maintenance manual. Written for original equipment manufacturers, end-users and students, the manual is designed as a technical reference on bearing maintenance in industrial and other applications.

 

The manual covers maintenance procedures for Timken’s most common roller bearing designs including tapered, cylindrical, spherical, ball, needle and thrust bearings. Detailed chapters cover general handling and inspection as well as internal clearances for each bearing type. Other topics include the importance of proper lubrication practices, maintenance tools and grease selection.

 

“This manual is an essential guide for our customers who are interested in best practices for bearing maintenance,” said Brian P. Berg, general manager of marketing for Timken’s Process Industries business unit. “It helps customers understand the importance of critical factors such as storage, handling, inspection and cleaning. These concepts are critical to bearing maintenance, which ultimately impacts machine uptime.”

 

To request a printed copy of the manual, contact a Timken sales or service representative. To view Timken catalogs and other resources, visit www.timken.com/catalogs.