Shanghai, China, March 28, 2019—Timken has recently introduced medium-sized, high-performance Timken® spherical roller bearings to the global market, with the expectation of a technological revolution. The range of sizes is available in both steel and copper cages. “Spherical roller bearings, as an increasingly important part of our core product line, have become increasingly popular with our customers. Customers now have the option of using steel and copper cages in a wider range of sizes.” Shi Bosheng, president of Muken China, said. Spherical roller bearings are widely used in industrial processing equipment such as continuous casting machines, crushers, vibrating screens, excavators and conveying equipment. To help customers with Timken® spherical roller bearing selection, Timken provides 2D drawings and 3D model downloads of related products on its official website in English to help customers use product demonstrations or directly import them into CAD system. The company's official website also includes a selection catalogue that includes comprehensive product information as well as bearing and related accessory models. Lower operating temperature and longer life In the design process of high-performance spherical roller bearing products, the Timken engineering team has given the product many new features, which effectively extend the life of the product. If the product does not use a conventional central guide ring, the inner ring guides the cage, thereby eliminating friction between the roller and the central guide ring. Practical tests have shown that Timken® high performance spherical roller bearings operate at an average temperature of 5 ̊C lower than comparable products. Tests have also shown that eliminating the central guide ring design also reduces torque by 4%. The absence of a guide ring means less friction, which reduces the energy consumption of the bearing operation and leads to an effective increase in operating efficiency. These design features extend bearing life and result in Timken® high performance spherical roller bearings designed to: · Reduced wear – Helps reduce bearing wear by improving internal stress and optimizing load distribution through improved shape modification. · Higher load capacity - Longer roller sizes result in a larger bearing surface, enabling our customers to handle higher load requirements. · Lower operating temperature - By improving the surface roughness, the bearing is better formed into a lubricating oil film during operation, avoiding direct contact between the metal and the metal, thereby lowering the operating temperature of the bearing. · Longer running – hardened steel cages provide higher fatigue strength, enhanced wear resistance and more robust protection for shock and acceleration conditions, all of which will help the bearing run longer. For more information on the high performance Timken® Spherical Roller Bearings range, please visit About Timken Timken develops, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chains and related products, as well as a variety of powertrain retrofit and repair services. As the authority of tapered roller bearings, Timken applies its deep knowledge in metallurgy, tribology and power transmission to a wide range of bearings and related systems to help improve the efficiency and reliability of machinery and equipment around the world. Timken's expanding range of products and services includes leading industrial brands such as Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear® and Drives®. Timken is known for its high-quality products and collaborative technology sales model with 2014 sales of $3.1 billion and approximately 16,000 employees in 28 countries and territories around the world. Timken promotes industrial operations and makes the world more productive. Timken's Asia Pacific headquarters and Greater China headquarters are located in Shanghai, providing bearings and related components and services to a wide range of industries including energy, aerospace, railway, metallurgy, mining, cement and machine tools. In Greater China, the company employs nearly 3,300 people, has offices at 13 major cities, and has established five large bearing manufacturing bases, one training center and multiple logistics, engineering and value-added industrial service centers. . Timken is committed to creating value and is actively involved in the construction of its communities and its sustainable development to shape a better world.