Timkin Bearings and Their Applications

Timkin Bearings and Their Applications


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Timken is one of the very few companies that deal in friction management technologies and apparatuses like bearings. These Bearings are well known all over the globe because of their high performance, high precision, efficiency and load carrying capacity. Although Timken is a prestigious name in this industry yet the company makes other products as well which we’ll discuss later in this article.


Amazingly Timken has more than 100 years of experience in this industry and they have been revolutionizing industries since they started. With more than 17,000 employees in more than 28 countries and 9 engineering centers Timken is a popular name and their products are being used in almost all industries. Timken believes in innovation and that’s why they are continuously working on newer technologies and ways to make better and more productive machines with more efficiency, performance and better specifications.


These Bearings are used in several different industries and their applications are virtually unlimited. The applications of Timken Bearings are virtually unlimited that include aerospace industry, defense systems, military equipments and applications, agricultural industry including heavy duty machinery and light weight machinery like farming equipment, railway construction, oil and coal power plants, solar panels, wind energy industry, mining and drilling industry, health sector and automotive industry.

Timken Services

Although Timken offers repairing and remanufacturing services to its customers and clients yet the company is popular for its other services like reliability services that offer balancing and aligning of the equipments, continuous monitoring system for performance evaluation, video imaging, vibration analysis to measure the performance reliability of equipment, ultrasonic testing for discovering hidden issues in equipments, electric motor testing and infrared thermograph. Other than that, it also offers catalogs, information and drawings of the equipment to help engineers.


As mentioned above Timken is specialized in friction management equipments and technologies. The company offers hundreds of different products with different specifications, sizes and dimensions to meet requirements and needs. Some of the popular Timken Bearings are given below.

Roller Bearings

Timken manufactures a wide range of these Roller Bearings and some of those are Tapered Roller Bearings, Spherical Roller Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Needle Roller Bearings, Thrust Roller Bearings and Precision Cylinder Roller Bearings.

Ball Bearings

Some popular Ball Bearings are Radial Ball Bearings, Angular Contact Bearings and Precision Bearings.

Housed Units

Timken engineers housed units that are used with other Timken products. Some widely used housed units are SNT Plummer Blocks, SAF Pillow Blocks, Automotive Driveline Center Support Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units, Spherical Roller Bearing Housed Unit and Revolvo Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units.

Timken Integrated Bearings Assemblies

Other Timken products are AP Integrated Bearing Assemblies, AP-2 Integrated Bearing Assemblies, Formed Hub Wheel End System, Generation 3, Integrated Flexpin Bearings, Integrated Wheel End Bearings, Threaded Bearing Cup and Live Spindle Hub Bearings.