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Something You must Know about Timken Wheel Hub

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Introduction of Timken

Timken is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality bearings, alloy steel, and related parts and accessories. No matter where in the world, as long as there are equipment operation and power transmission, we can see Timken's technology and products. Timken bearings produce 230 types and 26000 tapered roller bearings of different specifications, which are widely used in the world.

In 1895, Henry Timken, the founder of Timken Company, invented a kind of bearing using a conical roller for the axle at that time, namely tapered roller bearings, and the company was founded. Timken is a world-leading manufacturer with a history of one hundred years. Its high-quality bearings, alloy steel, and related products and services are everywhere, whether on land, sea, or space.

As early as more than 100 years ago, the Timken bearing company promised to abide by the highest ethical and integrity standards in business operation. Henry Timken, the founder of Timken bearing company, once said: "if you have an idea that you think is right, stick to it. But it's important not to do anything to shame your name. " Today, this spirit has become the core values of Timken.

Timken bearings have a team of 27000 employees around the world, a strong team dedicated to improving the performance of their products. Help customers to achieve greater success, which is why it is awarded more than 300 awards every year by customers around the world.

Timken Company, like other bearing companies, produces various kinds of high-quality bearings, such as roller bearings, angular contact ball bearings, linear bearings, thrust bearings, etc., which will not be introduced here. The focus of this paper will be on the hub of the bearing.

   Introduction of hub

First of all, let's understand what the center is. The wheel hub is the rotating part of the wheel core, which is connected by the wheel steel of the inner profile of the tire through the column, that is, the metal part that supports the center of the tire and is installed on the axle. They are also called rims, rims, wheels, and tire bells. There are many kinds of wheel hub according to diameter, width, forming method, and material. In the frame of the bike, we can know:

1. Rim: the part of the bike that fits the tire assembly and supports the tire.

2. Spoke: the part of the wheel which is connected with the axle hub to support the rim.

3. Offset the distance between the inner surface of the rim and the mounting surface of the spoke. There are positive offset, zero offsets, and negative offset.

4. Rim: the part of the side that holds and supports the direction of the tire.

5. Bead seat: also known as the mounting surface, which contacts with the bead and supports the rim part to maintain the radius direction of the tire.

6. Groove bottom: to facilitate tire assembly and disassembly, a certain depth and width of a pit is left on the rim.

7. Valve bore: bore for mounting the tire valve.

In this way, we have a general understanding of the role of the wheel hub.

   Introduction of Timken hub bearing

At present, hub bearing is widely used in an automobile. So we have to talk about Timken's bearings. Timken's hub bearing improves the wheel performance, and its extensive product development keeps Timken in the core position in the hub innovation process of vehicle manufacturers. For this reason, Timken is the leader of the after-sales market of the hub bearing. Our hub bearing series products include a variety of integral composite bearings to meet the various design and performance needs of light trucks and buses.

Timken forming hub wheel-end system is a single integrated unit, which can be directly installed to the wheel corner through bolts, reducing the use of traditional components, such as washers, spacers, and nuts. The advantages of this design lie in the reduction of overall system cost, performance enhancement, self-weight discount, and warranty cost. The design features of this kind of Timken imported bearing forming hub and wheel-end system are as follows: at most, the components are reduced by 75%, the assembly time is effectively shortened, and the purchase, storage, and assembly costs are reduced. The driving wheel and now driving wheel can adopt the same configuration to replace the traditional 4x2 (static) shaft with an advanced sensor and sensing technology, excellent performance. Compared with the regular thread and nut design, it can fix the bearing firmly, reduce the rotor runout, and have better braking performance. Compared with the traditional wheel-end design, the weight of each combination is reduced by at most 20%. The self embedded design eliminates the high stress of the power shaft and CV joint and reduces the quality assurance cost caused by bearing wear and failure.

Timken's hub bearing is a strange topic for some people, so I hope this article can help those who want to know something about it.