A customer was experiencing repeated bearing failure every 2-3 months, on the blade support of a concrete pipe slotting machine, with 8 hours downtime per failure. NSK Engineers examined the application and determined that ingress of concrete dust was causing premature failure of the bearings. NSK recommended changing to Molded-Oil bearings, which would give a better service life. This resulted in much improved performance with bearing life quadrupled from 2-3 months to 12 months.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|4 failures per year||No failures over one year|
|8 hours downtime per failure
€1.200 per hour downtime costs
|€ 38.400||NSK Molded-Oil bearings operated without failure for 12 months||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 38 400||€ 0|