The Timken Company is expanding its ADAPT bearing product line to include paper dryer applications.
The ADAPT bearing from Timken meets the challenge of improving operations and extending bearing system life in applications with high dynamic misalignment and axial displacement. Its three-point contact design provides simultaneous radial loading, misalignment, and axial displacement capability, resulting in a more reliable system solution that can lower total operational costs.
“The ADAPT bearing provides our customers with a new option for difficult applications,” said Doug Knauf, vice president of distribution and regional OEM sales for Timken. “We worked closely with our customers to develop, test, and validate the design.”
Timken application and service engineers will review the first-time use of the ADAPT bearing in new builds. This includes an application review and bearing selection, and on-site assistance with installation.
To further demonstrate the superior performance of ADAPT bearings, Timken conducted extensive in-house design review and testing against equivalent-size toroidal bearings from leading brands. Results of the testing indicate that ADAPT bearings:
Deliver up to 7% higher load ratings;
Extend system life up to 30%;
Reduce rotational torque up to 10%; and
Handle simultaneous misalignment and axial float without offset calculation.