16/02/2009

Timken Enhances Hot Rolled Tube Capabilities

Timken is the only North American manufacturer with the capability to produce hot rolled seamless mechanical tubing in this size range. Prior to Timken’s offering, companies had to source this size steel tubing overseas and hold inventory to ensure a ready supply. Now that Timken is offering the larger diameter steel tubes, customers can benefit from shorter delivery lead times, enabling them to supply end products to their customers faster.

The company increased its hot rolled carbon and alloy steel tube manufacturing capabilities to meet demand for larger tubing from customers in the industrial, energy and bearing markets. The tubes are used to produce parts for applications such as pulleys, gears, bearings and cylinders.

The new OD sizes are 12.5”, 12.75” and 13.0” with walls from 1.5” to 3.0” in 1/4" increments. Commonly produced grades are 1018, 1026, 1030, 4130, 4140 and 8620. Many of these sizes will be stocked by Authorized Timken Steel distributors in North America.

The addition of this size extends Timken’s complete range of hot rolled seamless mechanical steel tubing from 2” to 13” OD and from 0.25” to 3” wall.


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