A leading producer of pork products was facing repeated bearing failures on 14 Meat Slicer Machines. The customer needed to change bearings on each machine monthly, leading to high maintenance costs and lengthy machine down time. NSK investigated this problem and identified that the bearings were damaged by ingress of water and hard contaminants which were entering the bearing due to daily machine wash down. NSK proposed a trial with NSK Molded-Oil bearings resulting in a significant lifetime extension and cost saving.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing costs||€ 11.021||Bearing costs||€ 34.478|
|Lost production costs||€ 23.520||Lost production costs||€ 5.880|
|Labour costs||€ 15.120||Labour costs||€ 3.528|
|Ancillary components costs||€ 32.928||Ancillary components costs||€ 8.232|
|Total Costs||€ 82 589||€ 52 118|