Within an engineering manufacturing plant, a centreless grinding machine was experiencing shape errors. The engineers suspected that some of the bearings within the spindle arrangement were faulty. Initial readings were taken by NSK Condition Monitoring Service (CMS) while the machine was still in a running condition to assess the health of the bearings. This CMS service helped to identify the root cause of the machine problem and save time on unnecessary investigative maintenance and machine down time stripping down good components.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|1 x engineer per shift for 2 days - total 32 hours at € 50 / hr||€ 1.600||No investigative maintenance required||€ 0|
|2 shifts @ 8hrs per day x 2 days @ €1K/hr lost productivity||€ 32.000||No machine downtime||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 33 600||€ 0|