A premium snack processing company was experiencing frequent bearing failures on a potato wash application. Failures were causing significant downtime and reduced production. NSK carried out a bearing failure analysis revealing ingress of contamination leading to significant bearing life reduciton. NSK was asked for a solution to improve service life. A test with new beairngs resulted in an increase of bearing life by 2 times.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Engineering costs||$2,666||Engineering costs||$267|
|Lost production||$21,326||Lost production: none||$0|