A market leading milk processing and bottling plant was experiencing repeated bearing failures on 5 conveyor lines. They were changing bearings on a conveyor approximately every 16 weeks. This involved high maintenance costs and unwanted machine down time. NSK investigated the problem and found water was entering the bearings during the wash down process, causing the failures. A trial was agreed installing NSK Silver-Lube bearings with food grade grease. This solution resulted in an immediate improvement and significant increase in bearing life.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Bearing replacement:||$2,991||Bearing replacement:||$798|
|Lost production:||$4,440||Lost production: none||$0|