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Timken Hosts Reliability Training Workshops
New courses designed to help increase uptime and performance

CANTON, Ohio – Dec. 10, 2008 – The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced that it is hosting Reliability Training Workshops in 2009 to educate engineers, distributors and maintenance managers on how to gain higher levels of uptime and performance. 


Led by Timken reliability consultants, the three- to five-day workshops will include courses on RCM2® (reliability-centered maintenance), vibration analysis, bearing maintenance fundamentals and predictive maintenance. 


The workshops will be held: Jan. 27 to 30 in Pittsburgh, Pa; March 17 to 20 in Dallas, Texas; and May 18 to 22 in Greenville, S.C.  Additional classes will be announced for the second half of 2009.


“Timken has a century’s worth of knowledge about friction management and reliability solutions available to share with attendees focused on improving equipment performance and overall operations,” said Tom Millis, manager global reliability services.  “Some aspects of bearing maintenance and vibration analysis can be complex so we developed content that is easily understood. The courses are also set up to provide insight into a range of maintenance topics and provide strategies that help attendees improve their company’s uptime.”  


The workshops will include three different training paths that cater to a range of operations. In Pittsburgh, attendees can choose from a three-day RCM2 introductory course or bearing maintenance fundamentals course, as well as a three-and-a-half day vibration analysis course. A general predictive maintenance class will be added to the Dallas and Greenville workshops. 


During the reliability-centered maintenance course, participants will learn how RCM works, what it achieves and the resources needed to apply RCM2 successfully.  The level-one vibration analysis course in Pittsburgh is an introduction to vibration analysis for personnel who are new to vibration monitoring and analysis.  However, the level-two vibration analysis course is an intermediate course intended for personnel who have at least twelve months vibration analysis experience and a thorough understanding of vibration theory and terminology. Both vibration classes include an optional certification exam.  Courses on bearing maintenance and predictive maintenance will introduce participants to the fundamentals of both topics.  


For more information about these courses or to register, please, or contact Mary Manzell at 330-471-6945


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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