Press Release | June 2012
Timken bearings in China's largest vertical slag mill
Timken has supplied bearings for one of China’s largest vertical slag mills. The mill, one of several now using Timken bearings, was developed by CITIC Heavy Industries Company, one of China’s top manufacturers of cement-producing equipment. Vertical slag mills are critical to China’s massive infrastructure-building efforts. Slag is a by-product of steel-making that, when processed by a vertical mill, becomes a key component in high-quality concrete which is used in roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. According to CITIC, the new vertical slag mill produced by CITIC is expected to produce up to 1.2 million tonnes of ground slag annually. Leong Fang, President, Timken China, said, “Many sizable construction projects underway across China require large amounts of quality concrete.” Timken supplies both tapered and cylindrical roller bearings used in the LGMS5725 vertical slag mills that CITIC manufactures. Randy Ruan, GM, process industries for Timken China, said the company had won the business based on a combination of innovation and its understanding of CITIC’s installation needs. Timken offers innovative friction management and transmission products and services that help machinery perform more efficiently and reliably.