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Increase your efficiency – with AIP


Improper installation and poor lubrication are both examples of issues that can minimize a machine’s output or even cause a whole plant to grind to a halt. Proper product selection isn't the only choice that can effect overall bearing perforamnce. There are many issues to consider when selecting and installing a bearing to assure you recieve the most life. NSK can help through our  Asset Improvement Program (AIP). We offer support in making sure your operations and maintenance processes are efficient and in the long term more profitable. 

  • AIP Experts
  • AIP Value Cycle
  • AIP Services

AIP Experts

The knowledge of our NSK staff helps develop the ideal solution for your specific application, working closely with you and your experience within your own facility to take every detail of your requirements into account.

Experts

  • Experienced engineers
  • Industry experts
  • Knowledge of the latest technical developments
  • Recommendations based on experience

Partnership

  • Knowledge of your application and production processes
  • Customized services 
  • Tools and best practices
  • Joint development towards a solutions

Efficiency

  • Realizing additional profitability
  • Optimizing operations and maintenance practices
  • Minimizing unplanned machine and plant downtime
  • Reducing costs 

Knowledge

  • Share best practices with other facilities
  • Training in problem areas to avoid future issues

AIP Value Cycle

Solution Providers

Identifying an efficient bearing solution is what our experts and experience are made to do. It  calls for a carefully planned approach, which has to achieve a specific goal: increasing the productivity of your machines and operations.

The AIP Value Cycle is a standardized process which has proven successful in a large number of customer projects. 

  • Survey

    NSK engineers survey your plant and collect relevant information about the products and their operating conditions and environment. They then analyze the information and determine the most critical bearing applications needing action with a plan for implementing. A report is completed with their findings.

  • Propose Solution

    Based on the outcome, NSK experts develop a proposed solution tailored to your application including recommendations for optimizing machine design and opportunities for install and maintenance training for your staff.

  • Trial

    NSK will define an implementation plan which includes a product trial to ensure that the objectives for your application are achieved.

  • Measure Value

    A document is created to quantify the actual cost savings for operations and maintenance.

  • Repeat

    Your project’s success can be used as a best practice example for other departments within your company. 

1 - Survey 2 - Propose Solution 3 - Trial 4 - Measure Value 5 - Repeat
1 - Survey

1 - Survey

NSK engineers survey your plant and collect relevant information about the products and their operating conditions and environment. They then analyze the information and determine the most critical bearing applications needing action with a plan for implementing. A report is completed with their findings.

2 - Propose Solution

2 - Propose Solution

Based on the outcome, NSK experts develop a proposed solution tailored to your application including recommendations for optimizing machine design and opportunities for install and maintenance training for your staff.

3 - Trial

3 - Trial

NSK will define an implementation plan which includes a product trial to ensure that the objectives for your application are achieved.

4 - Measure Value

4 - Measure Value

A document is created to quantify the actual cost savings for operations and maintenance.

5 - Repeat

5 - Repeat

Your project’s success can be used as a best practice example for other departments within your company. 

AIP Services

Tailored to your needs

NSK not only offers the right products but also a comprehensive Service Offering to improve efficiency and competitiveness. The AIP services are based on best practice and can be easily applied to your applications and processes. Your NSK expert advises you on measures which can be deducted from the analysis results and supports you in the implementation process.

Surveys

  • Stores survey
  • Workshop survey
  • Process map
  • Bearing cross-referencing                     >>

Selection

  • Application reviews
  • Machine design support
  • OEM part conversion
  • Diagnostics                                                  >>

Training

  • Product training
  • Application of NSK bearings
  • AIP training
  • Industry-specific training                         >>

Inspection

  • Bearing condition analysis
  • Failed bearing analysis
  • Lubrication analysis
  • Material and dimensional analysis       >>

Best Practices

 

Success is best when shared

NSK’s expertise covers many industries and applications.

Our success stories and best practices serve as inspiration for developing efficient, profitable processes of your own facility. We are happy to share our knowledge and success with you.

Click below for best practice examples from a range of industries.

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  • Food & Beverage

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    Paper

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    Petrochemical

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  • Power Transmission

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  • Quarrying, Mining & Construction

    Quarrying, Mining & Construction

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  • Railway

    Railway

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  • Steel & Metals

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  • Wind Energy

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