A premium vegetable processing company was experiencing frequent bearing failure on a vegetable wash application. Failures caused significant downtime and reduced production. NSK carried out a bearing failure analysis revealing ingress of contamination leading to significant reduction in bearing time. NSK recommended NSK Life-Lube with Molded-Oil inserts. A trial was conducted demonstrating improved bearing life which reduced downtime, maintenance costs and increased productivity.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Lost Production||$12,253||Lost Produciton: None in 12 months||$0|
|Maintenance: 2 personnel @ $19/hr for 2 hrs x 9 shut downs per year||$684||Maintenance: none||€0|