A customer in the recycling industry was experiencing regular failures of a mounted bearing unit on a conveyor of an optical sorting machine. In the three months since the installation of the machine, a total of 5 bearing failures had been recorded. An NSK applications engineer examined the application and determined that vibration and lubrication issues were causing the bearing to fail prematurely. NSK recommended using SNN Plummer Blocks combined with NSKHPS Spherical Roller Bearings.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|20 bearings per year||€ 8.435||4 bearings per year||€ 844|
|10 breakdowns per year, 2 hours per breakdown, 2.109€ per hour cost||€ 42.177||No breakdowns||€ 0|
|Fitting and inspection 141€||€ 2.812||Initial fitting costs||€ 562|
|No Training costs||€ 0||Training and supervision of fitting
|Total Costs||€ 53 424||€ 2 250|