Sunday, October 6, 2013

Timken Bearings in Australia

In 1898, a St Louis, Missouri man named Henry Timken patented what became known as the 'tapered roller bearing'. This type of bearing first revolutionised the US rail industry before going on to dominate many other industries worldwide, mixing the weight-bearing strength (load) of cylindrical rollers with the ability to handle large amounts of sideways force (thrust). For example, your front wheel bearings in your car are tapered roller bearings so that your wheels can handle the weight of your car while still being able to corner at speeds. I saw this clip from Timken and wanted to share it, as A.A.Blatch represents Timken in Western NSW through our partnership with the Consolidated Bearing Company.

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