A tire manufacturer was experiening high replacement costs due to frequent ball screw failure in the air drum of a tire building machine. This was becoming a costly problem with increased maintenance and downtime affecting overall productivity. NSK analyzed the environment and application and found that the quality and specification of the existing ball screw was not sufficient for the loads within the machine. By introducing a higher specification NSK Ball Screw life time was extended, increasing uptime and efficiency while reducing unplanned failures.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Ball Screw replacement cost||$211,697||NSK Ball Screw replacement cost - New design reduces purchase by nearly 2/3 per year||$72,918|