Telsmith to Offer OEM-grade Parts for Many Brands of Process Equipment

Efficient parts inventory management plays a key role in reducing operating costs per ton and maximizing plant uptime. Improving inventory control begins by determining wear-life trends—and truly understanding the costs of downtime due to component or system failure. While it’s nearly impossible to stock spare parts for any potential contingency, it’s obviously wise to stock critical wear parts, while pinpointing the best source for expedited parts delivery. Certainly it’s very important to leverage relationships with the right parts suppliers to allow a reduction in overall inventory dollars and to ensure smart in-stock situations.

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Timken Expands Market for Revolvo Bearings

The Timken Co. has introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketplace. Timken added the Revolvo line, which is well-known across Europe, to its bearing and power transmission product lineup when it acquired the assets of Revolvo Ltd. late last year. This launch, said the company, is consistent with its strategy of expanding its portfolio of power transmission products to benefit its authorized distributor network and OEM accounts.

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Sandvik Plans to Divest Mining Systems Business

Sandvik announced recently that it has decided to initiate divestment of its Mining Systems business, a separate product area within Sandvik Mining and a supplier of design and engineering for material handling systems for the mining industry. In 2014, the Mining Systems operations, with 1,300 employees, had annual sales of SEK 6.3 billion ($765 million) representing 7% of Sandvik Group invoicing, and an operating loss was reported at a low single digit level.

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