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A cereal manufacturer was experiencing regular failures with the Linear Guides on their cereal bagging machinery. NSK reviewed the applicaitonand found that this was due to cereal dust entering the guide carriage and causing lubrication contamination. The problem was occuring on a monthly basis causing high maintenance and lost production costs.

Key Facts

  • Cereal bagger application
  • Linear Guide failured
  • Cereal dust contamination
  • Linear Guides lasting just 1 month
  • NSK solution: Linear Guide with K1 Lubrication Unit
  • Linear Guide life extended by up to 12 months
  • Reduced maintenance and equipment downtime resulting in significant cost savings
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  • Cereal Manufacturing
  • NSK K1 Lubrication Unit

Value Proposals

  • NSK Engineer reviewed the application 
  • An Application Review was completed and the NSK K1 Lubrication Unit was proposed together with a new guide and rail assembly
  • A test of the NSK solution was carried out which resulted in a minimum of 1 year maintenance free operation

Product Features

  • Long-term, maintenance-free operation
  • Reliable & effective sealing function, also in highly contaminated environments
  • Cost-saving solution
  • Applicable to all Linear Guide models
  • Available in accordance with the FDA

Cost Saving Breakdown

Before Cost p.a. NSK Solution Cost p.a.
Maintenance: Hourly cost: $1,467 x 4 machines = $5,868
12 repairs annually x $5,868
$70,416 Maintenance: $1,467 x 1 hour
Total Costs $70,416 $1,467



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