A producer of frozen pizza was facing regular bearing failures with a belt tensioner on a food conveyor belt. The cleaning process of the production line with water was causing corrosion, grease washout and seal damage. The production line had to be stopped every 4 weeks in order to change the bearings. NSK reviewed the application and investigated the problem. NSK recommended to replace the exisiting bearings by Molded-Oil bearings. This resulted in a significiant lifetime extension and cost saving.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing replacement every 4 weeks||€ 2.160||Bearing cost||€ 1.800|
|Relubrication of bearings||€ 600||No relubrication||€ 0|
|Maintenance costs||€ 14.400||No maintenance costs||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 17.160||€ 1.800|