A customer reported regular bearing failures on the feed conveyor in their animal feed production plant. These premature failures led to costly downtime while engineers replaced the units. Investigations by NSK attributed the failures to ingress of hard particulates and moisture from process materials. NSK recommended the customer to replace the standard Self-Lube Units used with Triple-Lip Sealed Units. A trial was implemented and new bearings have been operating successfully for about 1 year resulting in significant cost savings.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Standard Self-Lube Units costs||€ 506||Costs of Self-Lube Units with Triple-Lip Sealed Inserts||€ 238|
|Lost production costs||€ 12.960||Lost production costs||€ 0|
|Engineering costs||€ 81||Engineering costs||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 13.547||€ 238|