The Timken Company, specialists in engineered bearings and power transmission products, has announced that its renovations are complete and new services operational at the Philadelphia Gear Southeast Regional gear repair facility in Birmingham, Alabama.
The company says its enhanced services will better support the paper mill industry and provide “cleaner” services for customers across all markets.
The newly renovated assembly bay features 3,500 ft2 of isolated assembly space, new floors and a crane system capable of handling up to 5 tons. The portable, retractable paint booth includes an integrated air filtration system that can expand to 400 ft2 to accommodate all sizes of gearboxes. The paint booth addition is an environmental and quality improvement in the painting process.
The other major investment is a large industrial parts washer that can hold gearboxes and components up to 7,000 lbs. It features a 72-in turntable, 150 psi of washing pressure and 180° washing temperature. This unit will reduce cleaning time by four hours per gearbox over manual methods and eliminate the need for outsourced sand or bead blasting.