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NSK Triple-Lip Sealed Bearing Units save €13,000 a year at animal feed plant

2018-09-10

NSK Triple-Lip Sealed Bearing Units save €13,000 a year at animal feed plant Suffering from regular bearing failures on a feed conveyor at an animal feed production plant, the company’s maintenance team contacted NSK to see if the issue could be resolved. The investigations conducted...

NSK steering column offers greater driver safety

2018-09-10

NSK steering column offers greater driver safety NSK has developed a tilt and telescopic steering column with improved collision safety thanks to a new design of breakaway structure that improves reliability in an impact situation. In addition, the new unit is lighter for enhanced fue...

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime

2018-09-03

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime Bearings are highly-stressed drive components which, over a period of time, become susceptible to wear. With this in mind, it is particularly important to include bearings when developing a maintenance plan, as this strategy will help ext...

Condition monitoring for bearings improves grinding process

2018-08-13

Condition monitoring for bearings improves grinding process Monitoring the condition of bearings is not only a way to detect the need for their replacement, but a way to draw conclusions about the state of the entire machine or system. To illustrate the benefits of NSK’s Condition Mon...

Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings

2018-08-10

Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Molded-Oil bearings from NSK , a British snack food manufacturing plant is saving more than €52,000 a year after replacing the existing bearings in a seven-trac...

NSK’s vibration control boosts comfort and speed on trains

2018-08-07

NSK’s vibration control boosts comfort and speed on trains A vibration-control actuator has been developed by NSK to help improve ride comfort and facilitate higher travel speeds on trains . The innovation is based on a ball-screw type actuator to suppress the lateral vibrations...

Bearing failure prevention starts from day one

2018-08-02

Bearing failure prevention starts from day one The mounting of bearings is a practice that requires the correct knowledge and skills. Historically, this task has seen maintenance personnel make a certain amount of mistakes, which consequently have reduced the lifespan of bearings. Fur...

NSK appoints new Certified AIP Partner

2018-07-18

NSK appoints new Certified AIP Partner The latest company appointed as an official NSK Certified AIP Partner is APRB Center in Moscow, which becomes the first distributor in Russia to achieve AIP certification. Nominated by the Russian branch of NSK Polska, APRB Center has been recogn...

NSK solves bearing failure problems at concrete pipe plant

2018-07-10

NSK solves bearing failure problems at concrete pipe plant Faced with regular bearing failures on the blade support of a concrete pipe-slotting machine that would cause 8 hours of downtime each time, the UK-based company in question turned to NSK for assistance. As part of NSK’s A...

NSK’s Condition Monitoring Service saves €34,500 at pump manufacturer

2018-06-27

NSK’s Condition Monitoring Service saves €34,500 at pump manufacturer When a manufacturer of centrifugal pumps for water-treatment applications was developing a new high-speed design, it could not understand why test-rig trials indicated a higher running temperature than the origina...

NSK Needle Bearing Poland receives Supplier Award from Toyota Motor Europe

2018-06-13

NSK Needle Bearing Poland receives Supplier Award from Toyota Motor Europe NSK Needle Bearing Poland has been honoured with the Supplier Award 2017 for Achievement in Quality from Toyota Motor Europe. The award was presented during the Toyota Motor Europe Annual Business Meeti...

NSK bearing solution saves over €130,000 at energy plant

2018-06-08

NSK bearing solution saves over €130,000 at energy plant When a UK-based electricity producer was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in two industrial fan units, the plant requested the services of NSK to propose and implement a suitable solution. After performin...

NSK solves repeat failures of machine tool spindle bearings

2018-05-14

NSK solves repeat failures of machine tool spindle bearings NSK has resolved the issue of repeated spindle bearing failures on four CNC machining centres at the plant of a leading automotive industry supplier. Having identified the root cause of why the spindle bearings were fa...

NSK Bearing Doctor App available in Spanish and French

2018-05-14

NSK Bearing Doctor App available in Spanish and French The NSK Bearing Doctor App for troubleshooting machinery or equipment fitted with rolling bearings is now available in Spanish and French. Initially launched last year in English, the new language versions will widen the app’s...

NSK academy online training platform now available in Spanish and French

2018-04-26

NSK academy online training platform now available in Spanish and French NSK’s online training platform – www.nskacademy.com – is now supported by versions in both Spanish and French. These languages add to the existing English and German options. Among the aims of the NSK a...

Learn about mechanical tools for bearings at NSK academy

2018-04-25

Learn about mechanical tools for bearings at NSK academy Anyone interested in learning about the best-practice mounting and dismounting of bearings using mechanical tools can register at the NSK academy ( www.nskacademy.com ) online training platform to discover the latest...

NSK releases updated Rolling Bearings catalogue

2018-03-20

NSK releases updated Rolling Bearings catalogue Users of rolling bearings across Europe can now draw upon the newly updated version of a key industry resource – the revised and renewed Rolling Bearings catalogue from NSK . This essential 700+ page guide to rolling bearing techno...

Induction heater tutorial added to NSK academy

2018-03-12

Induction heater tutorial added to NSK academy A new AIP+ tutorial has been added to the NSK academy online training platform ( www.nskacademy.com ). The induction heater module is the latest to join other AIP+ (Added Value Programme) maintenance and service tool tutorials al...

NSK pump bearings save €28,970 per annum at energy plant

2018-03-09

NSK pump bearings save €28,970 per annum at energy plant Faced with frequent failures on its centrifugal pumps for water recirculation, a large CHP (combined heat and power) plant in Romania asked NSK and its local distributor to perform an on-site bearing investigation. The outcome i...

Bearing materials key to increased reliability

2018-02-21

Bearing materials key to increased reliability The use of application-specific bearing steels and surface treatments permits the reliability of bearings to be increased significantly, which in turn contributes to the reduction of machinery and equipment TCO (total cost of ownership). ...