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Boost your efficiency – with AIP

Using the wrong bearings or fitting them incorrectly can reduce a machine’s output or even cause a whole plant to grind to a halt.

With our Added Value Programme AIP, we can solve your problems. We support you to make your operations and maintenance processes more efficient and therefore more profitable. Thereby you can save money at each value-added-step.

  • AIP Experts
  • AIP Value Cycle
  • AIP Services
  • AIP Apps

AIP Experts

Our experts use a tried and tested method to develop the ideal solution for your specific application, working with you and taking every detail of your requirements into account.


 

Experts

  • Experienced NSK engineers
  • In-depth industry expertise
  • Up to date with the latest technical developments
  • Recommendations based on best practices

Partnership

  • Profound knowledge of your application and production processes
  • Customised service portfolio
  • Handy tools and best practices
  • Joint development of solutions

Efficiency

  • Recognising potential profitability
  • Optimising operations and maintenance
  • Minimising unplanned machine and plant downtime
  • Reducing costs associated with production processes

Knowledge

  • Sharing experience
  • Training your staff in dealing with bearings
  • International reference projects

Certified AIP Partners

Seen as an extension of NSK’s Service & Engineering team, working with a distributor who is a Certified AIP Partner ensures you gain access to our global experience and knowledge. These specially-accredited distributors can identify and solve any technical issues you may have using purpose-designed tools and services such as our App-based analysis software. Ultimately, using a Certified AIP Partner offers multiple benefits to any end user looking to boost business performance and achieve competitive gain.

AIP Value Cycle

A standardised process for bespoke solutions

Identifying an efficient bearing solution is a complex task. It requires expert knowledge and experience. It also calls for a carefully planned approach, which has to achieve a specific goal: increasing the productivity of your machines and plant.

The AIP Value Cycle is a standardised, tried and tested process, which has proved successful in a large number of client projects. Tap into this expertise for your production processes.

  • Survey

    NSK engineers survey your plant and collect all the relevant information. They then analyse the information and determine the most critical bearing applications needing action. You receive a report on their findings.

  • Propose Solution

    Based on the outcome, NSK experts develop a proposed solution tailored to your application – including recommendations for optimising machine design and opportunities for training your staff.

  • Trial

    NSK will define an implementation plan and a product trial is conducted to ensure that the objectives for your application are achieved.

  • Measure Value

    A document is drawn up which precisely quantifies the actual cost savings for operations and maintenance.

  • Repeat

    Your project’s success can be used as an example of best practice for other departments at your company. NSK produces a Success Story for this purpose.

1 - Survey 2 - Propose Solution 3 - Trial 4 - Measure Value 5 - Repeat
1 - Survey

1 - Survey

NSK engineers survey your plant and collect all the relevant information. They then analyse the information and determine the most critical bearing applications needing action. You receive a report on their findings.

2 - Propose Solution

2 - Propose Solution

Based on the outcome, NSK experts develop a proposed solution tailored to your application – including recommendations for optimising machine design and opportunities for training your staff.

3 - Trial

3 - Trial

NSK will define an implementation plan and a product trial is conducted to ensure that the objectives for your application are achieved.

4 - Measure Value

4 - Measure Value

A document is drawn up which precisely quantifies the actual cost savings for operations and maintenance.

5 - Repeat

5 - Repeat

Your project’s success can be used as an example of best practice for other departments at your company. NSK produces a Success Story for this purpose.

AIP Services

Tailored to your needs

NSK not only offers the right products but also a comprehensive Service Offering to improve efficiency and competitiveness. The AIP services are based on best practice and can be easily applied to your applications and processes. Your NSK expert advises you on measures which can be deducted from the analysis results and supports you in the implementation process.

Surveys

  • Stores survey
  • Workshop survey
  • Process map
  • Bearing cross-referencing                     >>

Selection

  • Application reviews
  • Machine design support
  • OEM part conversion
  • Diagnostics                                                  >>

Training

  • Product training
  • Application of NSK bearings
  • AIP training
  • Industry-specific training                         >>

Inspection

  • Bearing condition analysis
  • Failed bearing analysis
  • Lubrication analysis
  • Material and dimensional analysis       >>

AIP Apps


Following Apps are part of the full AIP program designed to optimise manufacturer efficiency and provide key skills for engineers.

Learn more about how to improve performance, increase reliability and ultimately enhance profitability by clicking on the following links:


NSK Solutions App

See how NSK has successfully saved their customers' money with solutions for many industrial applications.


NSK Cost Saver App

Increase your profitability with our user-friendly Cost Saving App. 


NSK Survey App

Providing on-site surveys such as Stores, Workshop and Production Line together with analysis and recommendations for improved performance.

Best Practices

Success is contagious

NSK’s worldwide expertise covers many industries and sectors.

Our best practice success stories can serve as inspiration for developing efficient, profitable processes of your own.
We are happy to share our knowledge with you.

Click below for best practice examples from a range of sectors.

  • Automotive Production

    Automotive Production

    NSK Bearings for the Automotive Production >>

  • Cement

    Cement

    NSK bearings for the cement industry >>

  • Food & Beverage

    Food & Beverage

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  • Machine Tools

    Machine Tools

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  • Material Handling

    Material Handling

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  • Paper

    Paper

    NSK bearings for the paper industry >>

  • Petrochemical

    Petrochemical

    NSK bearings for petrochemical industry >>

  • Power Transmission

    Power Transmission

    NSK bearings for power transmission >>

  • Quarrying, Mining & Construction

    Quarrying, Mining & Construction

    NSK bearings for the quarrying, mining and construction industries >>

  • Railway

    Railway

    NSK bearings for the railway industry >>

  • Steel & Metals

    Steel & Metals

    NSK bearings for the steel and metals industries >>

  • Wind Energy

    Wind Energy

    NSK bearings for wind energy >>

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