A leading producer of pork products was facing repeated bearing failures on 14 Meat Slicer Machines. Monthly bearing changeouts were necessary, leading to high maintenance costs and lengthy machine down time. NSK investigated the problem and determined that ingress of water and hard contaminants during daily machine wash down were causing the failures. NSK proposed a test with NSK Molded-Oil bearings resulting in a significant life extension and cost saving.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing costs||$11,752||Bearing costs||$36,766|
|Lost production costs||$25,080||Lost production costs||$6,270|
|Labor costs||$16,123||Labor costs||$3,762|
|Component costs||$35,113||Component costs||$8,778|