A supplier for a major UK Brewery was experiencing regular bearing failures in their grain stirrer application. Bearings needed to be replaced regularly resulting in high replacement costs and loss of production. NSK reviewed the application and advised that a Spherical Roller Bearing would be better suited to the application. This bearing recommendation resulted in longer bearing life and reduced unplanned downtime.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing costs on 4 vessels||$16,281||Bearing costs on 4 vessels||$15,594|
|Labor costs 50/hr x 13hr x 4 vessels||$53,065||Labor costs 50/hr x 22 Units x 8hr x 4 vessels||$53,065|
|Downtime costs: 50/hr x 13hr x 4 vessels||$7,839||Downtime cost: none||$0|
|Bearing Replacement x 4 vessels||$48,847||Bearing Replacement: none||$0|