The life and performance of basic mechanical components shafts, gears, bearings, springs and other parts are largely determined by the part's geometry and metallurgy. But there are also remarkable opportunities to enhance the performance of these components by altering their surface.
Where gear teeth mesh, where shafts rotate in housings and where bearing rolling elements ride on raceways, it’s possible to reduce friction and extend equipment life through enhanced surface finishes and special coatings.
Timken experts have invested nearly $80 million to develop these Timken Engineered Surfaces. Customers who turn to Timken for Engineered Surface expertise are realizing many benefits:
Increased power density
Enhanced performance in marginal lubrication
Higher levels of debris resistance
Reduced warranty costs
Increased system durability
Customers can select from a toolkit of Engineered Surface processes for their components. The processes can be used individually or in combination to achieve the desired component performance. Engineered Surface technology enables you to push the performance limits of your components to higher levels.
Timken offers Debris Analysis to help customers better understand how debris affects the bearings in their equipment. and where debris-resistant bearings are the solution, Timken has bearings that can do the job.