The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced the expansion of its array of machinery and equipment reliability solutions to include a remote monitoring and diagnostics service available in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The service will improve predictive maintenance activities for machinery used in heavy-industry and power-transmission markets, including metals, pulp and paper, food, mining, power generation, chemical processing and cement.
The service provides continuous, plant-wide predictive monitoring of rotating equipment. Components include permanently mounted plug-and-play design sensors, field units with digital signal processors built in for signal analysis, a wireless architecture and Web-based applications.
“This service goes beyond data collection to focus on machine diagnostics and process improvement – the steps that drive improved machinery reliability,” said Dan Muller, president – distribution and services at Timken. “It’s an extension of our strategy to improve our customers’ performance through a wide array of products and services – from bearings, lubricants, seals and tools, to reliability solutions and predictive maintenance.”
Chief among the service’s benefits are the elimination of data collection inconsistencies and the speeding of planning and prioritization of repairs.
It also leverages both Timken’s current predictive maintenance engineering network and its expertise in machine repair and maintenance. Timken’s own certified technical-service engineers collect, analyze and interpret the data. Timken’s reliability solutions are designed to help eliminate the guesswork from maintenance to increase customer profitability. Its proven solutions reduce maintenance costs, unexpected failures, repair and overhaul time and spare parts inventories. Among Timken’s current offerings are hand-held devices, wireless and remote monitoring systems, condition monitoring systems, consulting and reliability services.
For more information on the company’s complete portfolio of reliability solutions, visit www.timken.com/conditionmonitoring.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers to perform faster and more 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.
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