A major UK bakery was experiencing regular bearing failures on their Mecatherm Dough Mixer. Bearings needed to be replaced every 2 to 3 months resulting in high maintenance cost and loss of production.
NSK reviewed the bearing application and recommended NSKHPS Spherical Roller Bearings. This improved bearing life significantly by 3 to 4 times and therefore reduced unplanned downtime.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Lost production: 12hrs x $640/hr x 8/year||$61,440||Lost production: 12hrs x $640/hr x 2/year||$15,360|
|Labor cost: $24/hr x 24hrs x 8/year||$4,608||Labor cost: $24x 24 hrs x 4/year||$2,304|
|Bearings costs||$921||Bearings costs||$460|
|Engineering support||$2,391||Engineering support||$0|