An international manufacturer of angle gears was experiencing frequent and irregular failures on gearboxes fitted to a bus application. NSK investigated this and found the bearing arrangement was complex involving many components from alternative suppliers. As a result, NSK proposed a customised solution with an integrated flanged bearing arrangement which simplified the assembly and gave superior performance. A trial proved this to be successful. The solution was adopted by the customer, resulting in reduced parts needed, consistent performance and guaranteed assembly. This gave the customer a significant cost saving with reduced maintenance costs and improved product performance.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing costs (incl. parts)||€112.000||Costs of NSK flanged bearings||€146.000|
|Assembly costs (4.000 x 466h)||€16.333||Assembly costs (4.000 x 133h)||€4.666|
|Labour costs for replacing bearings||€60.000||Labour costs for replacing bearings||€0|
|Total Costs||€ 188 333||€ 150 666|