Release time : 2015-06-11 13:27:53
In-house remanufacturing unit will be installed for America Latina Logistica
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement to operate a rail Deep Groove Ball Bearings reconditioning unit for America Latina Logistica S.A. (ALL), the largest independent railroad operation in Brazil. The reconditioning will be housed on site at ALL plant in Sorocaba.
Timken bearing engineers will operate the unit, providing the equipment and technical knowledge required to return ALL used bearings to like-new condition. Timken will utilize its proprietary software to analyze damaged bearings, measuring variables such as bearing end-play and loads. The software will also help ensure proper remanufacture and installation. The result is a reconditioned bearing that performs like a new bearing but at a considerable cost savings.
Having Timken engineers and their Flanged Ball Bearings service capabilities on site will contribute to increased productivity for ALL and longer intervals between maintenance cycles, said Roberto Monteiro, director of operations for ALL.
Timken rail reconditioning business has helped logistics and transportation companies around the world maximize their investment in rail Miniature Thrust Bearings. These operators not only save money by having our engineers recondition their bearings, but they also benefit from immediate service on site as well as enhanced maintenance practices, said Hans Landin, Timken director of rail.
About America Latina Logistica S.A.
America Latina Logistica S.A. is the largest independent railroad operation in Brazil and in Latin America with almost 21,000 km (13,020 miles) of tracks. ALL has invested in technology, safety, track repair, constructions of crossing areas and recovery and acquisition of assets. Today the company has nearly 1,000 locomotives, 29,500 freight cars and 1,300 road vehicles.