A customer was experiencing repeated bearing failures in conveyor rollers on the Main Make-Up conveyor within a bakery. They were changing approximately 36 bearings annually and bearing failures were taking place at about 6 week intervals. Investigations by NSK showed the failures were caused by the ingress of water and hard particulates. NSK recommended to replace the standard bearings with NSK Molded-Oil bearings. A trial was implemented and since commissioning, no failure have occurred in 2 years, resulting in a significant cost saving. This trial is still ongoing.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Previously used ball bearings||€ 150||NSK Molded-Oil ball bearings||€ 99|
|8,6 hrs at € 3.125/hr||€ 26.875||No downtime||€ 0|
|8,6 hrs at € 25/hr||€ 215||No service required||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 27.240||€ 99|