Timken Completes Acquisition of Belts Business, Further Expanding Its Power Transmission Offering

“We are excited to bring the belts business into The Timken Company. Belts are an integral part of our customers’ power transmission systems and Carlstar has a long history of leadership in industrial belt manufacturing, technology and quality,” said Richard G. Kyle, Timken president and chief executive officer. “Our work leading … Continue reading

Timken Awards Scholarships Valued at $540,000 to 17 Children of Employees Around the World

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today awarded scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 11 locations around the world. The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. funds the scholarships, with a total value of up to $540,000 … Continue reading

NTN Develops High Load Capacity Cylindrical Roller Bearings with Rolling Element Separator

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[World's highest level of load capacity and high-speed rotating performance, as well as longer operating life!]   NTN Corporation (hereafter, NTN) has developed the High Load Capacity Cylindrical Roller Bearings that takes both load capacity and high-speed rotating performance to new levels. Cylindrical roller bearings have a greater load capacity … Continue reading

The Timken Company Announces Plan To Separate Its Businesses Into Two Independent Publicly Traded Companies

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The Timken Company Announces Plan To Separate Its Businesses Into Two Independent Publicly Traded Companies. Plan to create two strong stand-alone companies via tax-free spinoff of Timken steel business; expected completion within 12 months. — Ward J. Timken, Jr., to serve as chairman and CEO of new $1.7 billion* revenue … Continue reading

NSK Launches iPad Tech Calculation Service

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Improved Customer Service and Sales Efficiency with Smart Device-Compatible Tech Calculation Service Tokyo, Japan, September 6, 2013 – NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it has made NAVI-FOCUS―a program for instantaneously calculating bearing life and torque―compatible for use on the iPad and … Continue reading

NSK Develops Rolling Bearing Injected with World’s First Lubricant Grease derived from 100% food-grade ingredients

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NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it has developed a lubricant grease made from 100% food-grade ingredients, the first of its kind in the world. The grease is registered as an NSF*1 category H3*2 lubricant. The grease is injected in rolling bearings … Continue reading

Plastic rod ends and bearings from Igus are significantly lighter than steel alternatives

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Igus produces a complete range of plastic self-aligning rod ends, spherical bearings and thrust bearings claimed to be 80 per cent lighter than steel alternatives. All Igus bearings including Igubal are lifetime tested through millions of vigorous cycles in a variety of environmental conditions. The Igubal spherical bearing range comprises … Continue reading

JTEKT CORPORATION fined by Canadian court for violation

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On July 12, 2013 was ordered by the Quebec Superior Court of Justice to pay a fine of CA $ 5 million for violation of the Canadian Competition Act in connection with past sales transactions * of automotive wheel hub unit bearings. JTEKT has conducted the internal investigations in connection … Continue reading

FAG split spherical roller bearings – simple and quick to mount

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FAG split spherical roller bearings simplify and speed up bearing replacement, particularly in areas that are difficult to access such as shafts with multiple supports. In a split bearing, the inner ring, the outer ring, and the roller and cage assembly are divided into two halves that are clamped together … Continue reading

Kaydon Bearings unveils bearing selector tool

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Muskegon, Michigan, USA…Kaydon Corporation Bearings Division has added an interactive bearing selector to its website. “The selector makes it easy for engineers and designers to search our standard thin section bearing catalog by dimensions or part number,” said Les Miller, Kaydon vice president of engineering. “Results include 2D and 3D … Continue reading

Helio Castroneves visits SKF’s U.S. base in Montgomery County

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TOWAMENCIN TWP., Pa. – They say there’s no rest for the weary, and that’s certainly true for one INDYCAR driver. Helio Castroneves is in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County. He’s visiting the U.S. headquarters of one of his team’s sponsors, SKF. Castroneves finished eighth in Sunday’s “Pocono INDYCAR 400.” It was … Continue reading

NHBB Acquires European Company Specializing in Ceramic Bearing Technology

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New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB), a leading US-based bearing supplier to the aerospace, defense, dental, and medical markets, and subsidiary of Minebea Co., Ltd., has acquired all of the shares of CEROBEAR® GmbH, the world’s preeminent manufacturer of innovative bearings featuring technologically advanced ceramics. This strategic acquisition provides significant … Continue reading

Igus develops blue polymer bearing materials for food and drink processing equipment

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Igus UK has developed two food-grade polymer bearing materials — Iglidur A181 and Iglidur A160 — that are compliant with both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specification for repeated contact with food and the EU 10/2011 Directive. The materials have been designed to allow food manufacturers to increase the … Continue reading

Thordon Bearings launched New Thorplas-Blue Bearings

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Thordon Bearings Inc. has launched the newest addition to their grease‐free polymer lineup: ThorPlas‐Blue. The lifetime lubricated bearing formula is capable of operating pressures up to 45MPa (6,527 psi) and can be easily back‐fit into virtually all deck machinery applications where greased bronze is currently installed. ThorPlas‐Blue was developed as … Continue reading

Premiere: Schaeffler Location in China Receives EMAS Registration

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The rolling bearing manufacturer and automotive supplier Schaeffler has had its production location in Yinchuan registered according to EMAS (the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme). This makes it the very first location in China to fulfill the requirements of the stringent European environmental management system and be granted an official entry. … Continue reading

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