Within NSK's own precision plant, a grinding machine was experiencing raceway form errors. After numerous attempts to correct the form error, the fault remains unidentified. Initial readings were taken using NSK Condition Monitoring Service prior to replacing the bearing. Subsequent, readings were taken within the following weeks. Results showed a number of issues associated with the spindle lubrication. This helped to identify the root cause of the machine problem and save time and costs on unnecessary investigative maintenance and machine downtime.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Cost of maintenance||€ 4.050||No maintenance necessary||€ 0|
|Lost production cost||€ 7.250||No lost production time||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 11 300||€ 0|