A wood furniture producer faced frequent failures on their wood milling machines. The linear guides on the working tables were being damaged. NSK and the local distributor identified that contamination with fine wood dust and some small particles of sawdust as the root cause. The particles entered between the carriages and rail and a machine failure occurred every 2-3 months resulting in high maintenance and lost production costs. NSK proposed the use of VS Series linear guides equipped with K1 Lubricating Unit.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Costs for linear guides||€ 14,376||NSK linear guides||€ 5,873|
|Maintenance costs||€ 1,600||No maintenance costs||€ 0|
|4 machines breakdown per year||€ 17,635||No breakdown costs||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 33,611||€ 5,873|