Through an agreement with Ivara Corp., reliability engineers from the Timken Co. will be certified to deliver specialized services and software to customers of Timken, as well as gain access to a global network of experts. Prime targets for this service are manufacturing facilities for the food processing, primary metals, cement, oil and gas, chemical, mining and pulp and paper industries. It includes multiple types of equipment used in these facilities.
Timken will be using a methodology known as RCM2™ to determine the maintenance requirements of many pieces of operating machinery within a plant. Additionally, Timken will offer a series of hands-on training courses filled with practical, ready-to-use maintenance practices – aimed at all different levels of maintenance and reliability sophistication.
Timken also will provide implementation consulting on asset-performance-management software that provides a cohesive and integrated platform to develop, implement and manage an equipment reliability program. The software uses predictive- and condition-based maintenance capabilities to monitor machine performance, and maintenance personnel are then prompted to perform the right work at the right time.
For more information, contact Timken Co.; Canton, Ohio, 330-438-3000; www.timken.com