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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • November 2018 • 57 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY MAINTENANCE & WEAR PARTS The Timken Co. launched the Tim- ken-brand line of Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units designed to reduce maintenance time and cost where bearings are mounted in hard- to-access locations. Now customers have even more options for meeting the toughest demands when they select from one of the widest portfolios of housed bearing solutions. Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units can save hours – even days – of time-consuming equipment teardown and reassembly. In some applications, bearings are trapped in high service cost locations, and a split- block housing can significantly reduce plant disruptions and labor spend- ing compared to housings with solid, non-split bearings. This is because the Timken split bearing unit solution features removable support caps and housing halves that make it simple to visually inspect components or replace bearings in a fraction of the time. "Customers can reduce fitting time as much as 90 percent by using our bearing units," said Nick Dent, business unit manager. "These units are completely split to the shaft, meaning you don't have to remove couplings, gearboxes or other equipment to install bearings. It's a maintenance problem-solver that's already seen a strong response in the markets we serve." Dent continued, "To solve unique chal- lenges, you need a different approach, and these split bearing housed units are another example of the innovative thinking customers turn to Timken for time and again." All Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units feature a Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing with machined brass cages and a single-piece cage clip designed for accurate align- ment and fitting. These durable bearings offer high radial load and speed capa- bility and are interchangeable with standard industry designs. The complete line ranges in size from 1-7/16 in. to 24 in. (40 mm to 600 mm) to suit all types of industrial requirements. In addition, Timken offers five different housing configurations along with mul- tiple sealing options so that customers can have confidence in their mounted solution – even in the dirtiest, most dif- ficult environments. A split bearing can add value to any operation just by avoiding the down- time associated with moving equipment to change out a standard bearing. Easier to install, maintain and replace, split bearings can cut labor costs, free up personnel for other more critical tasks and reduce the safety risk that comes with dismantling large machines. The Timken Co., www.timken.com Dieselcraft Tackles Fuel Contamination with New Test Most diesel engine problems are related to fuel problems. Diesel fuel contami- nation problems have two different perspectives: biology and chemistry. Thinking you have a chemical problem when you have a biological problem and treating it with the wrong chemical will not solve your problem but may com- pound it. The approach of the chemical salesman "this will solve your problem" after you have tried other chemicals may create a bigger problem. The most prominent problem is excess water in the fuel and the creation of a "bio mass" diesel sludge that looks like algae when actually there is no algae in diesel fuel. To identify these fuel problems so the proper fix can be recommended, Die- selcraft now markets a Microbe Test Kit. This simple, low cost ($16.95) fuel test kit for biological contamination will tell you in less than 48 hours what the problem is. The test kit is a simple dip slide. The slide comes in a plastic tube and is attached to the cap. Simply take the cap, dip the slide into the fuel and then re-insert the cap and slide back into the cover tube. In 24 to 48 hours, you will see if you do or do not have bacteria or mold in the fuel. If the fuel is contaminated with an indication from the test kit then the fuel needs a chemical treatment. Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering, www.dieslecraft.com Timken Split Cylindrical Roller Bearing Housed Units for Hard-to-Service Bearings

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