A manufacturer of Industrial Gearboxes was commissioning a reducer gearbox in collaboration with NSK for a cold roll steel mill application. The gearbox featured NSK Spherical Roller bearings which gave the advantage of high load carrying capacity for the output shaft. During the agreed running trail, the engineers had to review performance of the bearings. Normally the gearbox would have to be stripped and the components examined. This would have been very costly and caused a significant delay to the project. However as part of the design support process, NSK performed Condition Monitoring on the running gearbox. This demonstrated that all components were in optimum condition with no need for further investigation allowing the gearbox to be released and delivered on time.
Live assessment of a machine's condition and health while the machine is still in operation.
Predicted life of the critical components inside a machine allowing you to plan maintenance more accurately.
On-site support from NSK Engineers. Not only are our engineering experts fully trained in the use of condition monitoring, they are also experienced bearing experts and can take diagnostics to the ultimate level of root cause. This allows them to also recommend improved bearing and linear motion solutions.
Assurance that NSK as a full range supplier can help with the provision of critical bearing and linear motion spares.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Cost of bearings||€ 1.750||No further bearing needed||€ 0|
|Remove the bearings from coiler gearbox and install new bearings||€ 2.500||Replacement not necessary||€ 0|
|Late delivery costs commissioning||€ 13.200||No late delivery penalty||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 17 450||€ 0|