Need to see specifications for Timken products? Grab your smartphone, visit timken.com/catalogs and download the Timken catalog app.
Every month, nearly 1,000 visitors use their smartphones or other mobile devices to look at our catalogs online. That’s one-third of all users of our 30+ online catalogs.
Virtually every page of our catalogs is packed with columns of detailed information that can be quickly searched by this app to find specific details, such as a bearing’s dimensions or load level. This app is designed to work on a smartphone, not a computer.
“Our distributors and customers expect to be able to find basic product information quickly, and the ease of use offered by mobile devices makes them an obvious platform for providing access to our catalogs. This ‘Timken catalogs’ app provides an efficient, direct link to searchable data we’ve historically provided in our printed catalogs and online at timken.com,” said Mike Connors, vice president, global marketing.
“Timken product catalogs remain a valuable and necessary tool for our customers and distributors, and effectively supplement our global network of expert field sales and service associates who provide technical product support beyond what is available in our catalogs,” added Mike. Click to see statistics on global app users and what catalogs are most popular.
Where to find the app
The Timken catalog app can be downloaded from our catalog website or a QR code – not from an app store. It’s different from other apps because it uses cloud-based technology that takes absolutely ZERO space on your device. There are no issues with firewalls, VPN or Wi-Fi access.
Designed to help grow sales, this app ensures convenient access to the current version of every Timken catalog. Customers and distributors no longer need to worry whether they have the most up-to-date version of a printed catalog. Now, the information is literally at their fingertips.
App helps you and customers find essential information fast
All our catalogs are available in the PDF format and the majority have an online interactive feature that offers:
- Searches by part number, dimensions and other product details;
- Personal bookmarking;
- Thumbnail page views;
- Quick downloads;
- Photo snaps of text or graphics to download or share;
- Easy online sharing of specific pages via email and personal accounts on Facebook, Pinterest and Houzz sites;
- CAD (computer-aided designs) drawings/models in multiple formats;
- One-click access to Timken sites on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube; and
- Translated catalogs for tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings.
During the past six months, more than 4,500 people have used the Timken catalog app to search our catalogs. They came from 122 countries.