A major UK bakery was facing regular bearing failures on their Mecatherm Dough Mixer. Bearings needed to be replaced every 2 to 3 months resulting in high costs of maintenance and loss of production.
NSK reviewed the bearing application and recommended NSKHPS Spherical Roller Bearings. This improved bearing life significantly by 3 to 4 times and therefore reduced unplanned downtime resulting in a large cost saving.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Lost production: 12hrs x 600 €/hr x 8/year||€57.600||Lost production: 12hrs x 600 €/hr x 2/year||€14.400|
|Labour cost: 22 €/hr x 24hrs x 8/year||€4.224||Labour cost: 22 € x 24 hrs x 4/year||€2.112|
|Bearings costs||€864||Bearings costs||€432|
|Engineering support||€2.243||Engineering support||€0|
|Total Costs||€ 64 931||€ 16 944|