Engineered Surfaces & Coatings

By: Torrington Canada Ulc  09-12-2011
Keywords: Bearings, Mechanical Components, Reduce Friction

The life and performance of basic mechanical components -- shafts, gears, bearings, springs and other parts -- are largely determined by the part's geometry and metallurgy. But there are also remarkable opportunities to enhance the performance of these components by altering their surface.

Where gear teeth mesh, where shafts rotate in housings and where bearing rolling elements ride on raceways, it’s possible to reduce friction and extend equipment life through enhanced surface finishes and special coatings.

Timken experts have invested nearly $80 million to develop these Timken Engineered Surfaces. Customers who turn to Timken for Engineered Surface expertise are realizing many benefits:

  • Increased power density

  • Reduced wear

  • Enhanced performance in marginal lubrication

  • Higher levels of debris resistance

  • Reduced warranty costs

  • Increased system durability

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Bearings, Engineered Surfaces, Mechanical Components, Reduce Friction,

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