Within a big Automotive production plant the machine tool spindles often broke down due to spindle failures. The maintenance department of the production plant had to change the bearings every 2 weeks. The customer requested NSK to investigate the root cause of this bearing failure. After a survery of the complete application and the maintenance process the NSK engineers discovered that the main problem was incorrect handling of Super Precision Bearings during installation.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing failure every 2 weeks||€ 20.120||2 Bearing changes per year||€ 160|
|Replacement of bearings||€ 1.920||Replacement cost for bearings per year||€ 1.000|
|Machining downtime x 24||€ 12.000||No downtime||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 34.040||€ 1.160|