A supplier for a major UK Brewery was experiencing regular failure of bearings for their grain stirrer application which is used in the germination vessels. Bearings needed to be replaced regularly resulting in high costs and loss of production. NSK reviewed the application and advised that a Spherical Roller Bearing would be better suited to the application. This bearing change resulted in longer bearing life and reduced unplanned downtime.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing costs x 4 vessels||€ 15.270||Bearing costs x 4 vessels||€ 14.625|
|Initial labour costs 50/hr x 13hr x 4 vessels||€ 49.769||Initial labour costs 50/hr x 22 Units x 8hr x 4 vessels||€ 49.769|
|Downtime costs 50/hr x 13hr x 4 vessels||€ 7.352||No downtime costs||€ 0|
|Replace damage parts x 4 vessels||€ 45.810||No replacement of damage parts||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 118.201||€ 64.394|