Timken Unveils New Bearing Selection Guide


The Timken Company has released its Bearing Selection Guide Version 3.0 for users including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, students, and engineers. The new electronic guide contains engineering calculations and a database of more than 5,000 bearings including tapered, spherical, cylindrical, and needle roller bearings, as well as ball bearings.

The software program is an interactive tool that enables users to select the most appropriate Timken® bearings for a given application. The program provides users with a reliable, easy-to-use method for building an application model and selecting the right bearings to satisfy specific dimension and performance requirements. The new version offers improvements to previously available functions including engineering calculations, search capabilities and average bearing life predictions. Additionally, designers are able to share the applications created with a local Timken representative or authorized distributor for further discussion on alternative scenarios and selection recommendations.
The program, which is compatible with a number of Microsoft Windows platforms, is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. To assist users, bearing selection scenarios and a detailed user manual are available. “This new guide is designed to simplify the bearing selection process for customers. It’s also an alternative to using hardcopy catalogs when searching for bearings,” says Ravi Bhatia, Timken’s vice president of engineering and integration. “For many of our customers, this new tool can lead to reduced engineering time, better designs and an improved performance.”

The Timken Company keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that enable customers to perform faster and more smoothly and efficiently. With sales of $5.2 billion in 2007, operations in 27 countries, and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.

To learn more visit the engineers’ section of the Knowledge Center at [www.timken.com].