NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) has introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketplace.
Timken added the Revolvo line, which is well-known across Europe, to its bearing and power transmission product line-up when it acquired the assets of Revolvo Ltd. late last year. This launch is consistent with company’s strategy of expanding its portfolio of power transmission
products to benefit its well-established authorized distributor network and OEM accounts.
Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed units are widely used by mining, power generation, food and beverage, pulp and paper, metals, cement, marine and waste-water end users. The units and components are fully interchangeable with most split cylindrical bearing configurations in the market today.
Compared with standard bearings, Revolvo housed units can reduce installation time particularly in tight spaces and trapped locations commonly encountered in such applications as fans, conveyors, long shafts, crushers, kiln drives and marine propulsion shafts. The product’s design accommodates misalignment up to +/-1.5 degrees and is available in a number of housing configurations including special pillow blocks, flanged, take-up and hanger assemblies.
The Revolvo line of split-to-the-shaft cylindrical roller bearing housed units means the bearing can be installed without requiring access to the shaft ends. The split design allows the bearing to be assembled around the shaft, which reduces downtime because drive components can remain in place during installation or for maintenance. Revolvo units help extend up-time, reduce maintenance costs and typically increase plant efficiency and profitability.
“With the addition of the Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed units, Timken continues to expand its housed unit offering,” said Hans Landin, vice president of power transmission and engineering systems for Timken, “and today, we’re proud to offer one of the broadest lines of housed units in the industry that can address a wide range of specific customer needs.”
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission across a variety of bearings and related systems to improve reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company’s growing product and services portfolio features many strong industrial brands including Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Carlisle®, Drives® and InterlubeTM. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $3.1 billion in sales in 2014. With 14,000 employees operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.