Condition Monitoring Device Wins Product of the Year Honors

CANTON, Ohio /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Timken Company has announced that the "intrinsically safe" version of its StatusCheck wireless condition monitoring system has won a Plant Engineering magazine 2005 Product of the Year award. Voted on by the trade magazine's readers, Timken's silver award in the Instruments category will be presented during ceremonies at a National Manufacturing Week in Rosemont, Ill.

Designed for heavy industrial applications, such as oil refineries, chemical plants, metal mills and mine sites, StatusCheck is a wireless sensor system designed to detect and monitor excessive levels of temperature and vibration in critical manufacturing equipment. The device is a cost-effective method to evaluate and record real-time data, allowing users to correct a potential problem before it begins.

The device carries the "intrinsically safe" designation because it comes with its own battery and accompanying circuitry that is incapable of creating a spark that could ignite flammable gas, helping customers ensure a safe and productive work environment.

StatusCheck is part of Timken's line of condition monitoring solutions, which includes handheld instruments, continuous monitoring devices, online systems and premium route-based services, providing a one-stop shop for a broad range of friction-management needs.

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