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Timken Introduces New Industrial Maintenance Manual

CANTON, Ohio – Aug. 19, 2008 – The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced release of a new 170-page Timken® bearing maintenance manual.  Written for original equipment manufacturers, end-users and students, the manual is designed as a technical reference on bearing maintenance in industrial and other applications.

The manual covers maintenance procedures for Timken’s most common roller bearing designs including tapered, cylindrical, spherical, ball, needle and thrust bearings.  Detailed chapters cover general handling and inspection as well as internal clearances for each bearing type.  Other topics include the importance of proper lubrication practices, maintenance tools and grease selection.

“This manual is an essential guide for our customers who are interested in best practices for bearing maintenance,” said Brian P. Berg, general manager of marketing for Timken’s Process Industries business unit.  “It helps customers understand the importance of critical factors such as storage, handling, inspection and cleaning.  These concepts are critical to bearing maintenance, which ultimately impacts machine uptime.”

To request a printed copy of the manual, contact a Timken sales or service representative.  To view Timken catalogs and other resources,

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, 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.


Source: The Timken Company


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