A premium vegetable processing company was experiencing frequent bearing failure on a vegetable wash application causing significant downtime and reduced production. NSK carried out a bearing failure analysis revealing ingress of contamination leading to significant reduction in life time. NSK recommended NSK Life-Lube with Molded-Oil inserts. A trial was conducted demonstrating improved bearing life which reduced downtime, maintenance costs and increased productivity generating a significant cost saving to the customer.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Loss of production due to unplanned stoppages||€11.491||Continuous operation without failure. No down time costs in 12 months||€0|
|Cost of maintenance: 2 persons €18/hr for 2 hrs x 9 stoppages per year||€648||No breakdowns and no maintenance costs||€0|
|Total Costs||€ 12 139||€ 0|