An international steel manufacturer experienced regular failures on bearings in a continuous casting machine. The machine is used in the production of shaped sections and due to that, the bearings have to handle heavy loads. Wear and fatigue were resulting in short bearing. The average bearing life was 124 weeks with 3 failures to date. After an investigation of the application, NSK suggested a durability test with NSK’s SWR Spherical Roller Bearings. SWR bearings are made of specially developed bearing steel, which has a much better wear resistance and resistance against fatigue.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Loss of production due to bearing failures||$107,204||No production loss||$0|
|Manpower Costs||$42,882||No manpower costs||$0|