A cereal manufacturer was experiencing regular problems with their Linear Guides on their cereal bagging machinery. NSK investigated and found that this was due to cereal dust entering the guide carriage and causing early failure of the unit due to lubrication contamination. The problem was occuring on a monthly basis with consequent high maintenance and lost production costs.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Maintenance personnel hourly cost: € 1.375 x 4 machines = € 5.500
12 repairs manually x € 5.500
|€ 66.000||Annual maintenance: € 1.375 x 1 hour = € 1.375
1 repair per year
|Total Costs||€ 66.000||€ 1.375|