Highly engineered and relied-upon equipment components like bearings and gears are expensive to replace. Why not save on lead times and budget by repairing and reusing existing components?
Through the process of remanufacturing and repairing bearings, Timken can increase the useful service life of the original bearing up to three times and can save up to 60% of the cost of buying a new bearing. Timken performs repairs on any brand and type of bearing up to 2,134 mm (84-in.) outside diameter.
Timken engineers also provide gearbox solutions used in mines, quarries and refineries. They repair and rebuild gearboxes to help maximize customer uptime and increase profits.
In steep-angle slope and overland conveyors, an instantaneous reverse of tension can be fatal to the belt. Constantly replacing those belts is frustrating, time-consuming and very expensive. The Timken technical team used their engineering expertise in designing Philadelphia Gear products to help improve belt reliability on one of the highest- tension, steepest-angle slope belt conveyors manufactured today.
Flywheels are typically used to prevent belt failure in the event of a power or prime mover failure. By mounting the flywheel on the high-speed shaft behind the first-stage pinion, the Timken gear services team reduced the flywheel mass compared to those mounted to the intermediate or low-speed shaft.
In addition to improving belt reliability, this reconfiguration reduced required maintenance in two ways. First, it eliminated the need for another assembly mounted on its pillow block bearings. The change also enabled the removal of a coupling connection and a set of support bearings, dramatically reducing the complexity of equipment alignment.