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Timken Product Wins Innovation Award From European Distributor
StatusCheck™ units wirelessly monitor condition of equipment

CANTON, Ohio — Sept. 11, 2008 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced that its StatusCheck™ wireless condition monitoring system received the Innovation of the Year Award from Brammer plc, a European distributor.

Brammer, headquartered in the United Kingdom, presented the award during the company's annual awards dinner.  Brammer cited StatusCheck’s wireless features and the flexibility it provides end users as reasons for presenting the innovation award to Timken.

StatusCheck is a wireless device that predicts potential malfunction in plant equipment.  Users can mount StatusCheck units to equipment and monitor variables such as vibration and temperature as part of an overall predictive maintenance program.  Timken launched an enhanced version of StatusCheck in Europe in 2007.  Certified as intrinsically safe for use in hazardous areas, StatusCheck units now carry their own batteries and accompanying circuitry that is incapable of creating a spark that could ignite flammable gas. 

Timken continues to develop predictive maintenance programs and monitoring devices to help customers avoid costly, unexpected equipment downtime.

Brammer provides a comprehensive range of products and services that support the maintenance, repair and on-going operations of production machinery.  Brammer serves customers throughout Europe.


About The Timken Company 

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, 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.

 

Source: The Timken Company

 

Media Contact: Jeff Dafler
Manager - Global Media & Government Relations
Telephone: 330-471-3514
Facsimile: 330-471-7032
jeff.dafler@timken.com

 

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg
Manager - Investor Relations
Telephone: 330-471-7446
Facsimile: 330-471-2797
steve.tschiegg@timken.com

 

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