The Timken Company is supplying tapered roller bearings for longwall shearer loaders used in underground coal mines in Poland. The loaders are produced by FAMUR Group of Poland, the largest mining machinery manufacturer in Eastern Europe.
Timken tapered roller bearings installed in the cutter head transmission of the shearer demonstrated superior performance during field tests, proving their ability to withstand the high axial loads of the application, thus extending the service life of the equipment.
Downtime is particularly costly for operators in the mining industry. Timken helps end users keep equipment up and running at a high level of performance by providing reliable bearings, as well as the seals, lubricants, diagnostic equipment and repair services to help keep bearings turning.