Timken large bar quality increases
The Timken Company announced the completion of its ultrasonic test (UT) inspection line at the company’s Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio. This $5 million investment increases Timken large bar finishing capacity and helps ensure large bar sound-center quality.
This cutting-edge inspection line allows full body inspection for bar diameters ranging from 6” to 24” and for lengths up to 35’. The line allows for the inspection of the internal volume and the surface of bar products for defects. It also helps characterize the “center soundness” of bars.
Timken expects the press to begin operation in early 2013 and expand its product capabilities to meet ultrasonic specifications that are even more demanding while reducing the cycle time for larger products.