Analyzing seal performance and developing innovative sealing solutions has been a Timken core competency for decades. As with many integrated bearing assemblies like the AP-2™, the seal is one of the most critical and differentiating components that impacts overall bearing and system performance.
In addition to traditional lip-style seals and our HDL™ hybrid design, Timken offers the EcoTurn™ labyrinth seal, a revolutionary design that essentially eliminates all seal torque. The result is less frictional forces in the bearing.
Essentially-zero torque design can save thousands of gallons of fuel annually
Reduces emissions by several tons per year
Provides lower and more consistent bearing operating temperatures
AP™ and AP-2™ bearings for rail freight cars