NSK Success Stories - Extrusion blow molding machine: The customer experienced many failures on several machines. A trial was conducted using NSK Linear Guides and significant improvement were demonstrated.
NSK Success Stories - Food & Beverage: The extruder machine of a pet food manufacturer suffered from bearing failures every 10 to 12 weeks. NSK recommended to change the lubricant to a high viscosity oil and propsed to change to NSKHPS Spherical Roller Bearings (EA series)
Bottle Overwrapper - A drinks company in the UK were experiencing premature bearing failures due to an unknown reason, believed to be contamination. Bearing lifetime was 1 week. NSK was contacted to evaluate the source of failure.
NSK Industries - Belt tensioner: A producer of frozen pizza was facing regular bearing failures witth a belt tensioner on a food conveyor belt. The cleaning process of the production line with water was causing corrosion, grease washout and seal damage.
NSK Industries - Dough Prove: A Tortilla Wrap manufacturer was experiencing short service life on its pillow block bearing units mounted in the multiple belt dough prove section of the process line.
NSK Industries - Barrel Washer: A producer of machine for vegetable treatment was experiencing problems on its barrel washers. With the rotation of the washer drum, bearings were under water once per rotation.
NSK Industries - Band Saw: An abattoir was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures on a band saw application. Two bearings in back-to-back configuration were mounted on each band saw wheel, which supported the cutting blade and rotated at 1500rpm.
NSK Industries - Bleed Shackle Roller: An animal slaughter production line was experiencing regular failures of Deep Groove Ball Bearings used in a bleed shackle roller application which is used to transport animals along the production line.
NSK Industries - Feed Conveyor: 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.
NSK Industries - Conveyor Belt: A German vegetable-processing company was experiencing repeated ball bearing failures on one of its transport systems.
NSK Industries - Baby Leaf Harvester: A processor of food products harvests baby leaf products for sale to leading supermarkets. Its leaf harvester machine had a variety of low cost mounted unit bearings to support shafts of various sizes.
NSK Industries - Milk Bottle Conveyor: A market leading milk processing and bottling plant was experiencing repeated bearing failures on 5 lines of conveyors. They were changing bearings on a conveyor approximately every 16 weeks.
NSK Industries - Cutters in Cream Line: A customer was experiencing repeated bearing failures on their blade saw pulleys within the cake cutting units at their bakery.
NSK Industries - Aluminium Can Manufacturer: NSK proposed its non-contact VV seals together with a change to bearing geometry
NSK Industries - Conveyor Tail Drum: NSK proposed Molded-Oil Spherical Roller Bearings to replace the existing double-row ball bearing with grease lubrication
NSK Industries - Confectionary Washing Process: NSK recommends using stainless steel Molded-Oil deep groove ball bearings to prolong the bearing life
NSK Industries - Milk Processing Plant: NSK recommended Molded-Oil inserts and Silver-Lube®; plastic housings
NSK Industries - Food Production Conveyor: significant improvements in bearing life, increased reliability and reduction of unplanned downtime.
NSK Industries - Conveyor System: NSK’s Molded Oil mounted-unit inserts double the service life
NSK Industries - Macatherm Dough Mixer: NSKHPS bearings resulted in life improvements 3 to 4 times that of before