Timken Unleashes Panther®XT,
A High-Strength Industrial Belt
NORTH CANTON, Ohio: Dec. 15, 2015 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today introduced its new Panther XT synchronous drive system. A powerful alternative to chain or a drop-in replacement for polyurethane belts, Panther XT belts are formulated for enhanced performance and strength.
Available in 8mm and 14mm pitches in standard widths, PantherXT belts offer superior performance in Martin MPC® sprockets (now available with Carlisle belts) and can drop into existing Poly Chain® GT®2 sprockets. PantherXT belts also allow narrower drive widths, which reduce overhung bearing loads and overall drive cost.
About The Timken Company and its Belts Business
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, belts, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services. The company added belts to its power transmission portfolio in Sept. 2015 when it purchased the Carlisle belt line and now offers a comprehensive line of belts for original equipment and aftermarket customers. A leading manufacturer of belts for agriculture, construction, industrial machinery, outdoor power equipment and powersports, the company manufactures belts in ISO-registered facilities, supported by innovative product development and a team dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Timken continues to be the world leader in tapered roller bearings, applying its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission across a variety of bearings and related systems to improve reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company’s growing product and services portfolio features many strong industrial brands including Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Carlisle®, Drives® and InterlubeTM. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $3.1 billion in sales in 2014. With more than 14,000 employees operating from 29 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.