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Root cause analysis of bearing damage in wind turbines

2018-12-11

Root cause analysis of bearing damage in wind turbines The symptoms of bearing damage known as White Structure Flaking, which occur in wind turbines as well as other drive systems, typically become noticeable very early, well before the end of the bearing's expected service life. The...

Switch to NSK high-performance bearings saves nearly Euro 140,000

2018-11-19

Switch to NSK high-performance bearings saves nearly Euro 140,000 When a UK-based company was experiencing constant bearing failures on an autoclave bogie wheel assembly , expert guidance from NSK was sought to resolve the issue.   On average, the customer was witnessing bearing...

New NSK flyer details latest roller bearings for continuous casting machines

2018-11-12

New NSK flyer details latest roller bearings for continuous casting machines NSK has published a new flyer that details the full complement of recently introduced NUB series cylindrical roller bearings for continuous casting machines . Information is included on five newly released...

High-capacity NSK Angular Contact Ball Bearings offer longer life

2018-11-05

High-capacity NSK Angular Contact Ball Bearings offer longer life NSK has released a new high-capacity angular contact ball bearing with a pressed steel cage. By using larger ball sizes, the new high-capacity bearing offers 1.2 – 1.6 times longer fatigue life than the current bearing...

NSK design strategies enhance performance of offshore wind turbines

2018-10-19

NSK design strategies enhance performance of offshore wind turbines Two key factors are demanded of bearings used in wind energy systems: high performance and high service life under harsh conditions. This observation is especially the case in the offshore segment, where the capacitie...

NSK Self-Lube bearings help food plant save over €54,000 a year

2018-10-04

NSK Self-Lube bearings help food plant save over €54,000 a year As a result of pillow block bearings that were failing every six weeks on the multiple-belt dough-prove section of a process line, a UK-based tortilla wrap manufacturer turned to NSK for help. Investigations by NSK’s expe...

NSK Triple-Lip Sealed Bearing Units save €13,000 a year at animal feed plant

2018-09-10

NSK Triple-Lip Sealed Bearing Units save €13,000 a year at animal feed plant Suffering from regular bearing failures on a feed conveyor at an animal feed production plant, the company’s maintenance team contacted NSK to see if the issue could be resolved. The investigations conducted...

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime

2018-09-03

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime Bearings are highly-stressed drive components which, over a period of time, become susceptible to wear. With this in mind, it is particularly important to include bearings when developing a maintenance plan, as this strategy will help ext...

Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings

2018-08-10

Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Molded-Oil bearings from NSK , a British snack food manufacturing plant is saving more than €52,000 a year after replacing the existing bearings in a seven-trac...

Bearing failure prevention starts from day one

2018-08-02

Bearing failure prevention starts from day one The mounting of bearings is a practice that requires the correct knowledge and skills. Historically, this task has seen maintenance personnel make a certain amount of mistakes, which consequently have reduced the lifespan of bearings. Fur...

NSK solves bearing failure problems at concrete pipe plant

2018-07-10

NSK solves bearing failure problems at concrete pipe plant Faced with regular bearing failures on the blade support of a concrete pipe-slotting machine that would cause 8 hours of downtime each time, the UK-based company in question turned to NSK for assistance. As part of NSK’s A...

NSK’s Condition Monitoring Service saves €34,500 at pump manufacturer

2018-06-27

NSK’s Condition Monitoring Service saves €34,500 at pump manufacturer When a manufacturer of centrifugal pumps for water-treatment applications was developing a new high-speed design, it could not understand why test-rig trials indicated a higher running temperature than the origina...

NSK bearing solution saves over €130,000 at energy plant

2018-06-08

NSK bearing solution saves over €130,000 at energy plant When a UK-based electricity producer was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in two industrial fan units, the plant requested the services of NSK to propose and implement a suitable solution. After performin...

NSK solves repeat failures of machine tool spindle bearings

2018-05-14

NSK solves repeat failures of machine tool spindle bearings NSK has resolved the issue of repeated spindle bearing failures on four CNC machining centres at the plant of a leading automotive industry supplier. Having identified the root cause of why the spindle bearings were fa...

Learn about mechanical tools for bearings at NSK academy

2018-04-25

Learn about mechanical tools for bearings at NSK academy Anyone interested in learning about the best-practice mounting and dismounting of bearings using mechanical tools can register at the NSK academy ( www.nskacademy.com ) online training platform to discover the latest...

NSK pump bearings save €28,970 per annum at energy plant

2018-03-09

NSK pump bearings save €28,970 per annum at energy plant Faced with frequent failures on its centrifugal pumps for water recirculation, a large CHP (combined heat and power) plant in Romania asked NSK and its local distributor to perform an on-site bearing investigation. The outcome i...

Bearing materials key to increased reliability

2018-02-21

Bearing materials key to increased reliability The use of application-specific bearing steels and surface treatments permits the reliability of bearings to be increased significantly, which in turn contributes to the reduction of machinery and equipment TCO (total cost of ownership). ...

NSK academy hosts LAS-Set tutorial module

2018-02-01

NSK academy hosts LAS-Set tutorial module Following last year’s launch of the NSK academy online training platform www.nskacademy.com, a further new AIP+ tutorial module has been added to the site: the LAS-Set laser alignment tool for shafts. All of NSK’s specially developed tutori...

NSK develops precision bearing app

2017-12-13

NSK develops precision bearing app NSK has developed a new mobile app that helps simplify precision bearing selection and the associated design integration process. The app also helps protect customers from counterfeit products with several features able to verify product authen...

Application-specific bearings for agricultural machinery

2017-11-06

Application-specific bearings for agricultural machinery When a standard rolling bearing is installed in agricultural machinery , the prospects of long service life are fairly poor. For this reason, most high-end OEMs in the agricultural industry rely on customer- and application-s...