Success Stories - Tandem Cold Mill: NSK engineers were consulted to review the mill design and they proposed the use of sealed clean KVS bearings with grease lubrication. These were installed and after 1 year of operation the performance excellent.
NSK Industries - Dust Extraction Fan: NSKHPS Spherical Roller Bearings in combination with SNN Plummer Blocks and labyrinth seals for increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs
NSK Industries - Continuous Casting Machine: A steel manufacturer could achieve a significant cost saving due to NSK's SWR Spherical Roller Bearings
NSK Industries - Cold Rolling Mill: NSK 4-row WTF (Water-Tough) Bearings for a better resistance to damages caused by debris ingress.
NSK Industries - Milling Machine: A steel mill company producing rails for lift equipment needed to machine two flat areas at the rail ends where the rails would be fitted during the assembly. Because of the length of the rails, the stiffness of the spindle was critical.
NSK Success Stories - Steel Tube Making Machine: A manufacturer of raw steel materials (strip and tubes) was facing issues with standard bearings, mounted in the welding station of a tube making machine. NSK proposed bearings for high temperature environments with special grease.
NSK Industries - Hot Strip Mill: A large manufacturer of steel wanted to increase replacement intervals for 4-row Tapered Roller Bearings used in the hot strip mill. Due to severe operation conditions, standard bearings provided 1.400 hours of operation.
NSK Industries - Coiler Gearbox: A manufacturer of steel mill planned to mount for the first time NSK bearings inside a huge gearbox that rolls metal sheet during manufacturing from a cold mill.
NSK Industries - Cold Rolling Mill: A Manufacturer of Steel was experiencing continued failures of bearings on their Cold Rolling Mill. NSK engineers conducted an application review and found the highly contaminated operating conditions were leading to unexpected failures.
NSK Industries - Cold Form Saw for Steel Tube: No failures after 12 months of operation due to replacement to NSK ball screw support unit
NSK Industries - Continuous Annealing Process Line: NSK's engineers identified that bearing type and sealing arrangement were inadequate for the application
NSK Industries - Plate Rolling Mill: NSK Sealed Clean 4 row tapered roller bearing assembly reduce grease disposal costs & maintenance time.
NSK Industries - Dust Extraction Fan: A steel manufacturer was experiencing regular failures within its Ore Preparation Plant (OPP). The plant was fitted with housed bearing units installed on a 60mm shaft and running at approximately 1485 rpm.
NSK Industries - Rotary Coal Valve: RHP HLT bearing insert within a Self-Lube cast iron FC housing generate significant cost saving
NSK Industries - Air Recirculation Fan: Significant cost saving generated by removing the need for compressed air cooling
NSK Industries - Wire Forming Production: NSK suggest a trial using a specially selected Lithium Complex grease together with a Sealed Double Row CylindricalRoller Bearing Unit
NSK Industries - Quench Conveyor: NSK stainless steel Molded-Oil bearings last 12 months operation without failure
NSK Success Stories - Gas Turbine Blade Casting: NSK propose an alternative wheel design using a cylindrical roller bearing, with improvements in sealing and lubrication.
NSK Industries - Pilger Mill: NSK proposed a special Spherical Roller Bearing with optimised internal design and Super Tough (STF) steel.
NSK Industries - Continuous Casting Machine: A Steel maker was experiencing Problems with their continuous casting machine for steel sections. The lifetime of a cylindrical roller bearing mounted on a continuous cast roller was about one to two months.