Up, down, left, right – it’s solid earth with every rotation. Throw in moisture, dust and an endless work schedule and that’s the life of the road header. Exposure to constant contamination and crushing loads are what the bearings face every day.
With a complete line of tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings, Timken offers customers wide range of solutions for road header applications. Timken bearings and chain are designed to meet the challenges posed by cutter heads, propulsion systems and conveyor drive systems. Timken application engineers use bearing modifications to optimize bearing performance, meeting various challenges in customer systems.
Deep industry knowledge – backed by SYBER, the Timken proprietary analysis tool – establishes the foundation for their problem-solving capabilities. SYBER performs complete system analysis, taking into account all typical mechanical and environmental factors before evaluating bearing performance. Timken engineers then assess the full range of factors to develop unique solutions that address customers’ specific challenges, whether at the design phase or in the field.
SYBER helps ensure that Timken solutions can withstand real-world demands prior to product installation. The system allows for deep understanding of application-inherent torque requirements, stress points, deflections and lubrication issues. By reducing the time between design and testing, SYBER delivers improved solutions to customers and faster time to market.