Company Profile

The Timken Company

Timken is a global manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy steels, and related components and assemblies. Industries include aerospace, agriculture, automotive and heavy truck, bearing manufacturers, cement, coal, oil, gas, construction, gear drives, machine tools, mining, paper, metals, rail and wind energy.

Company Info

1835 Dueber Ave., S.W.
Canton, OH 44706


  • in Angular Contact Bearings

    The Timken Company manufactures Fafnir single and double row angular contact ball bearings for both radial and axial loading. Single row types have high thrust capacity in only one direction and bore sizes from 10 mm to 150 mm (0.3937 in to 5.9055 in). Double row Conrad designs thrust in both directions with bore sizes from 12 mm to 150 mm (0.4724 in - 5.9055 in).

  • in Ball Bearings

    The Timken Company is a manufacturer of ball bearings used for high precision applications in markets such as aerospace, agriculture, construction, health, machine tool and general industries. Timken standard radial ball bearings consist of an inner and outer ring with a cage of precision balls. Timken Fafnir precision angular types are designed for radial and axial loading in single row and double configurations.

  • in Ceramic Bearings

    Timken Fafnir hybrid ceramic ball bearings are a combination of ceramic rollers and steel rings. This hybrid combination provides performance and cost effectiveness at high spindle speeds. The design of Timken Fafnir hybrid ball bearings helps reduce noise, vibration and operating temperature. Applications include high speed machining, high speed mills, and precision instrumentation.

  • in Crossed Roller Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of crossed roller bearings. ID size ranges from ID 203.200 mm to 2463.800 mm (8.000 in. to 97.000 in.). OD size ranges from OD 279.400 mm to 2819.400 mm (11.000 in. to 111.000 in.). Applications for Timken's crossed roller bearings include vertical boring mills, vertical grinding machines, and other machine tools.

  • in Cylindrical Roller Bearings

    Timken manufactures cylindrical roller bearings that provide higher radial load capacity compared to other roller bearing types. Timken product offerings include one-row cylindrical roller bearings (available in six primary designs), two-row cylindrical roller bearings (for higher radial capacity over traditional one-row types), four-row cylindrical roller bearings (high radial load capacity, zero thrust capacity), and automotive repair bearings (designed to replace the original bearings and seals on axles). Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Eccentric Bearings

    Timken offers their "V" series eccentric locking collars for bearings. Applications include conveyors, packaging, general industrial equipment, fans, blowers, construction equipment, and food/beverage. These self-locking collars eliminate the need for locknuts, washers, shoulders, sleeves, and adapters.

  • in Extra Large Ball Bearings

    Timken are manufacturers of extra large radial ball bearings. Their XLS Series are made in the Conrad and maximum capacity filling slot designs. Features include a bore size range of 3 mm - 600 mm (0.12 in. - 23.62 in.). Applications include agriculture, automotive, chemical, utilities and industrial markets.

  • in Flanged Ball Bearings

    Timken manufactures flanged radial, angular, and precision ball bearings. Radial types can tolerate relatively high-speed operation, while their angular designs are used in agricultural, chemical, utility and general industries. Flanged precision ball bearing types include miniature and instrument, thin section, and ball screw support.

  • in Flanged Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of flanged bearings. Sizes range from ID 7.937 mm to 1270.000 mm, and OD 31.991 mm to 1435.100 mm. Applications include machine tool spindles, gear reduction units, automotive transaxles and transmissions. Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Flanged Roller Bearings

    Timken offers Type E tapered roller bearing housed units. These units come in 4-bolt or piloted configurations, and they range in size from 35 to 125mm.

  • in High Speed Bearings

    Timken offers Fafnir hybrid ceramic ball bearings for high speed mills, and machining and grinding spindles. Bore sizes range from 10 mm - 200 mm (0.3937 in. - 7.874 in.).

  • in Inch Size Ball Bearings

    Timken manufactures radial, angular and precision ball bearings. The company's precision types include miniature and inch size, thin section, and ball screw support. Timken inch size ball bearings are found in the aerospace, agriculture, construction, health and machine tool industries.

  • in Metric Bearings

    Timken provides metric bearings, including ball, radial ball, cylindrical, tapered, spherical and thrust bearings for both OEM's and end-users.

  • in Miniature Ball Bearings

    Timken are manufacturers of instrument and miniature ball bearings for applications such as medical handpieces, flow meters, fuel controls, servos, motors, and more. Timken designs come in radial contact and angular contact configurations.

  • in Miniature Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of miniature and instrument ball bearings, including high speed dental designs. Timken miniature and instrument ball bearings include radial retainer, high speed radial, thrust, pivot, angular contact and full ball complement types. Features include extended inner rings and flanged outer rings, shields and seals, radial play and contact angle variations, various ball retainer styles and materials, and exacting tolerance levels.

  • in Needle Roller Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings. Their drawn cup needle roller bearings come in full complement and caged versions. Timken also offers drawn cup roller clutches and bearing assemblies, roller and cage assemblies, and heavy-duty (machined race) needle roller bearings with a relatively small radial cross section. Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Pillow Block Bearings

    Timken spherical pillow blocks combine cast iron or cast steel housings with high capacity spherical roller bearings for heavy duty operation. Their split housing design simplifies assembly and service. Each contains a spherical roller bearing with improved geometry and raceway finish for maximum load capacity. Timken manufactures pillow blocks in SAF and SDAF styles. The large SDAF is designed for extreme heavy duty applications.

  • in Pivot Bearings

    The Timken Company produces bearings and assemblies for automotive engine valve trains that pivot into a single unit. Products are used for applications including overhead valve and overhead cam engines.

  • in Plain Bearings

    Timken manufactures spherical radial plain bearings with or without lip seals, and angular contact spherical thrust plain bearings for static oscillatory applications (including mining and construction). Spherical radial types are available in sizes from 12.7 mm to 600 mm bore, while the angular contact plain bearings are available in metric and inch sizes from 12.7 mm to 600 mm (0.5 inches to 23.622 inches).

  • in Radial Ball Bearings

    Timken are manufacturers of radial ball bearings in eight different series', including extra small, extra light, light, medium, extra large, Tri-Ply seal disk harrow, hex bore, and R-Seal disk harrow types. Tri-ply seals are designed for severe contamination applications. Hex bore are designed for either outer or inner ring rotation in low-speed, moderately loaded applications.

  • in Roller Bearings

    The Timken Company are suppliers of roller bearings, offering single row caged cylindrical, double row cylindrical for better radial capacity, and four row cylindrical types with high radial capacity (but no thrust capacity). Timken spherical types come in one piece brass cage finger type, and two piece brass cage finger type (some with a stamped steel cage and metric sizes). Timken needle types support radial loads, offer a caged version and caged assemblies, and a heavy duty needle type with a small radial cross section. Tapered types manage both thrust and radial loads, come in single, double or four row type, used tapered rollers, and can handle high load capacities. Timken also manufactures the Fafnir line.

  • in Rolling Mill Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of rolling mill bearings. Industries served include aerospace, agriculture, automotive, bearing manufacturers, cement and aggregate, coal, oil, gas, construction, consumer, gear drive, health, machine tools, mining and paper. A Timken catalog is available. Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Sealed Ball Bearings

    Timken manufactures sealed radial ball bearings for high-speed, high precision applications for the agriculture, automotive, chemical, general industrial, and utility industries. Their special seal design, ranging in size from 3mm to 600mm, keeps lubrication in and contamination out. Timken also manufactures Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Sealed Roller Bearings

    Timken offers sealed four-row bearings for rolling mill applications. These bearings come in inner diameter sizes ranging from 8" to 27", and outer diameter sizes ranging from 12" to 35". Their seal designs are patented with improved contact geometry, and they are located on the outer diameter cup.

  • in Spherical Bearings

    Timken manufactures spherical plain bearings that carry a high capacity of radial and axial loads in a small envelope due to a large  contact area. Timken offers radial spherical plain bearings, radial spherical plain bearings with lip seals, and angular contact thrust spherical bearings that feature lubricating holes and grooves in the outer ring. Other products available include ball, roller and high performance bearings. Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Spherical Roller Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of spherical roller bearings that are designed to manage high radial loads. The Timken YM spherical roller bearing is a one-piece brass cage finger type. Their YMB design is a one-piece brass cage finger type that is land piloted. The Timken YMD spherical roller bearing is a two-piece brass cage finger type that is land piloted. Their CJ design is a two-piece steel cage window type. Timken also offers spherical roller bearing accessories such as sleeves and locking devices. They also manufacture their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Split Roller Bearings

    Timken designs and manufactures split spherical and cylindrical roller bearings designed for continuous slab caster environments. The bearings feature a "half-outer" ring design, water cooled housings that accommodate misalignment, and triple sealing elements for operation at extremely low speeds.

  • in Tapered Roller Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of tapered roller bearings that are designed to handle both thrust and radial loads in housings and on rotating shafts. Configurations include single row, double row, and four row.

  • in Thin Section Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of thin section ball bearings that offer high accuracy and low profile design. They come in stainless steel or chrome steel. The Timken line of thin section ball bearings includes groove and angular contact types. Precision tolerances meet ABEC 5F (ISO P5) or ABEC 7F (ISO P4) for high running accuracy. Applications for thin section ball bearings include robotic joints, semiconductor equipment, and radar and microwave equipment. Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • in Thrust Bearings

    The Timken Company offers ball thrust, spherical roller thrust, cylindrical roller thrust, tapered thrust and needle thrust bearings. The Timken line includes TVB ball thrust bearings for standard axial loads, TVL ball thrust bearings for some radial loading, and DTVL ball thrust bearings for only thrust loads. Spherical roller thrust bearings bring about high thrust capacity with low friction and continuous roller alignment for heavy loads. Size ranges from 110 to 850mm. The Timken line of cylindrical roller thrust bearings includes TP bearings characterized by simplicity and TPS bearings with an aligning washer. Their line of tapered roller thrust bearings includes heavy duty bearings for high speed operations, V-Flat bearings in a standard (TTVF) design and a self aligning (TTVS) design

  • in Thrust Roller Bearings

    Timken is a manufacturer of spherical and cylindrical roller thrust bearings. Spherical roller thrust bearings are used in such applications as heavy loads, difficulties in maintaining housing alignment, and problems with shaft deflection. Cylindrical styles are designed to operate under heavy loads at moderate speeds. Types include standard and aligning washer.