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BDI Pulls Chicken Farm Out of a Messy Situation - 155
Viewed 557 time(s) since Oct 13, 2014
A chicken processing plant conveyor was continuously exposed to high-pressure wash down, which compromised the conveyor bearings. See the attachment below for details. Read More
Special Heating Equipment for Extra Large Workpieces - 5311
Viewed 130 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The exhaust gas fan failed in the processing facility of a chemical plant. The plant operator was forced to replace the rolling bearing quickly due to the toxic gases and the resulting explosive atmosphere that occurred in the chemical production pro... Read More
Saving Time and Costs by Having a Bearing Replaced by an Expert - 5310
Viewed 113 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
At the Jamshedpur plant, the company has three converters. All of them had to be modernised. During the overhauling of converter 2 also its volume inside its brick lining should be increased to 153 m3, increasing its output from 140 to 170 tons of li... Read More
Reliable Diagnosis of Damage in Vibrating Screens - 5309
Viewed 109 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Vibrating screens are central to the production process. Any unplanned stoppage of this equipment, and the associated loss of production, incurs considerable costs for the operator. In order to increase the availability of its own vibrating screens a... Read More
Reliable Brass Worm Gear Monitoring - 5308
Viewed 99 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Welded Tube’s metal tube forming line consists of four sections: forming, finishing, sizing and squaring. In the first three sections, only one electric motor drives 3 to 4 gearboxes. In its Concord plant, Welded Tube wanted to introduce predic... Read More
Professional Bearing Mounting on an Ocean Liner - 5307
Viewed 92 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
After 15 years on the high seas, it was time for the cruise ship, „Voyager of the Seas“, to undergo a general overhaul in the dry dock. This was carried out in the dry dock in Singapore. Several thousand employees and mounting personnel were simultan... Read More
Professional Bearing Mounting in Tube Mill - 5306
Viewed 93 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The customer purchased a used tube mill which was delivered in single pieces. The delivery contained – amongst others – four new FAG spherical roller bearings with an outer diameter of more than 1,5 meters. The mounting of such bearings is very compl... Read More
Mounting Service at a Wire Mill Reduces Downtime Costs - 5305
Viewed 82 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
When the customer called Schaeffler, the company had an unplanned shutdown of its wire mill due to damaged bearings. These bearings had been mounted by the customer’s staff just two weeks before. By comparison, the original bearings being insta... Read More
Modernization of Four-high Heavy-plate Mill Back-up Rolls - 5304
Viewed 84 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
At the beginning of 2012, SMS group GmbH received an order from the high performance alloy company VDM Metals GmbH, which produces plates and sheets in Siegen, Germany. The intention was to replace the old plate mill from 1954 with a modern version c... Read More
Modal Analysis Helps to Increase Speed of Stretch Reducing Mill - 5303
Viewed 81 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The customer had invested about 80 million euro in its production process with the objective to install a new pipe reduction gear on its main reduction stand. However, for unknown reasons he was unable to increase the machine speed beyond 80 percent ... Read More
Six-Figure Savings Due to FAG Split Spherical Roller Bearings - 5302
Viewed 93 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The exhaust gas fan failed in the processing facility of the chemical plant. The plant operator was forced to replace the rolling bearing quickly due to the toxic gases and the resulting explosive atmosphere that occurred in the chemical production p... Read More
Greater Production Reliability on Oil Platforms - 5301
Viewed 83 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Bearing damage and gear failures in the propulsion of an oil platform are extreme costly as oil production may have to be stopped completely for the repair work. For this reason it was of great importance for the customer to increase the operational ... Read More
FAG ProCheck Increased Availability of Stretch Reducing Mill - 5300
Viewed 81 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Thanks to a service contract with Schaeffler based on offline vibration analysis some chronic damage had been detected in the tandem motor bearings of the customer‘s hot strip mill. Schaeffler had determined that these damages were caused by cu... Read More
Efficient Large-Size Bearing Mounting Using Medium-Frequency Heating - 5299
Viewed 108 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The customer had to replace the existing starboard reel bearing, which highlighted a static fault during a condition monitoring test. Based on the test result, Subsea 7 elected to change the starboard bearing, which also gave the opportunity to exami... Read More
Cost Reduction through Condition-based Maintenance - 5298
Viewed 89 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Due to the high technical requirements of a paper plant ICT wanted to introduce condition-based maintenance on its Spanish site. Thus, the company was looking for a partner who could fulfill this demanding task. This partner was supposed to offer mai... Read More
Coated Rolling Elements to avoid Slippage Damage in Calender Bearings - 5294
Viewed 82 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The calender consists of two pairs of rolls that are arranged one behind the other. In the top roll position, a combination of low loads of the spherical roller bearings and insufficient lubrication can cause damage to the raceways. The risk of beari... Read More
Advanced Bearing Solutions-Steel & Non-Ferrous Metals - 5293
Viewed 42 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Tata Steel Port Talbot has two BOS steelmaking vessels (V1 & V2) in operation. The main trunnion bearings on a BOS (Basic Oxygen Steelmaking) plant at Tata Steel Port Talbot had to be replaced due to a sudden bearing failure on the nondrive side ... Read More
Advanced Bearing Solutions-Mineral Extraction and Processing - 5292
Viewed 46 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
At Pilbara Iron’s Dampier Port Operations replacing the bearings on the bucket wheel excavator drive was a maintenance nightmare. The standard unsplit FAG SGC Pillow Block housing was difficult to access. Normally it would have taken 72 hours t... Read More
Bearings for Wind Gear Units - 5249
Viewed 38 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
A workshop for wind gear units had five shafts out of specification. The bearings were rotating on the shaft causing damage to the surface. The rectification of the shafts to their initial diameter was not a viable option. The customer requested NSK ... Read More
Wind Turbine Was in Jeopardy of Shut Down - 5248
Viewed 35 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
A micro wind turbine project was in jeopardy of being shut down due to the prohibitive costs of the bearings designed for use. For the project to continue, purchasing and manufacturing costs needed to be significantly reduced. NSK engineers identifie... Read More
Unscheduled Downtime at a Magazine Printers - 5247
Viewed 34 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
A magazine printing company was using open Deep Groove Ball Bearings in an ink pad roller application. Bearings were lubricated by the ink in which they were submerged. The OEM manufacturer recommended changing to C4 clearance, which increased bearin... Read More
Frequent Failures in an Angle Gears Manufacturer - 5246
Viewed 13 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
An international manufacturer of angle gears was experiencing frequent failures on gearboxes fitted to a bus application. NSK investigated the application and found the bearing arrangement was complex and involved many components from various supplie... Read More
Elevator Gearboxes Experiencing Unscheduled Failures - 5245
Viewed 14 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
An international manufacturer of elevator gearboxes was experiencing unscheduled failures on its product during operation. NSK investigated the bearings within the application and found that a complex and difficult to assemble bearing arrangement was... Read More
Calendar Roller Solution - 5244
Viewed 43 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
Calendar Roll machine downtime solved by NSK.This article is available in English only. Read More
Combustive Air Unit on Paper Machine was Down - 5243
Viewed 23 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
An Italian paper company was experiencing reliability problems in a combustive air unit of a continuous paper machine. The bearings within the application were only lasting 4 months on average. In some cases, they broke down prematurely causing unpla... Read More
Repeated Failures in a Tinting Machine - 5242
Viewed 29 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
A Paper manufacturer in the UK was experiencing repeated bearing failures within a Tinting Machine. The machine is operated once a month and each time fails to function due to seized bearings from the previous run. The bearings required changing befo... Read More
Premature Bearing Failure in Autoclave Bogie Wheel - 5241
Viewed 35 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A customer was experiencing constant bearing failure within an Autoclave bogie wheel assembly utilizing Deep Groove Ball Bearings. The failures resulted in damage of surrounding hardware (housings and axles) creating high labor and replacement parts ... Read More
Repeated Failures on Automated Production Line - 5240
Viewed 34 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A market-leading manufacturer of insulation products for the construction industry had completed commissioning of a new automated production line. However, production was reported as being erratic due to repeated failures of bearings used on the blad... Read More
Roof Tiles Were a Re-Greasing Mess - 5239
Viewed 43 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A premium roof tile manufacturer was using considerable labor resources on a weekly basis to re-grease the ball sliders on handling machinery. These issues were occurring in multiple areas within the factory, resulting in high maintenance costs and i... Read More
Mechanized Bolting Jumbo Had Bearing Failure - 5238
Viewed 38 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A mining and metal company was experiencing repeated failures on their fully mechanized bolting jumbo. Bearings were being exposed to water and abrasive particles. Short life of only two months was realized in their deep groove ball bearings used in ... Read More
Concrete Floor Machine was Constantly Down - 5237
Viewed 39 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A customer was experiencing regular bearing failure on a concrete floor manufacturing machine. This caused extensive downtime with associated lost production with high maintenance costs. This was of serious concern for management and an urgent soluti... Read More
Mining Conveyor Application was Causing Headaches - 5236
Viewed 80 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A Quarrying and Mining Company were having reliability issues with a conveyor application. Bearing inserts were operating in a very harsh environment, exposed to water and abrasives particles. Located just 5 meters above the ground, inspection and ma... Read More
Conveyor Tail Drum Take Up Unit Had Stopped Taking Up - 5235
Viewed 43 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A quarrying company was experiencing short service life on its conveyor tail drum take-up unit. Located in an inaccessible area beneath a shaker screen, the unit´s bearings were subjected to particularly arduous conditions due to elements in th... Read More
Vibrating Drum was Having Reliability Issues - 5234
Viewed 48 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A Quarry & Mining company was having frequent reliability problems with bearing units assembled in a vibrating drum. Bearings were exposed to large amounts of sand, which often covered the units completely. Due to the nature of the application an... Read More
Vibrating Screen Manufacturer Looking for Improved Performance - 5233
Viewed 27 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A Vibrating Screen manufacturer was having difficulties with consistent mounting of bearing in their shaker box assembly. In addition, they were looking for opportunities to save manufacturing cost and improve the overall performance of their machine... Read More
Split Bearings Simplify Bearing Replacement in Conveyor Belts - 5312
Viewed 81 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
In the past, a failure of the standard roller bearings in the conveyor belt would have caused downtimes of at least 22 hours, as replacing these bearings causes a lot of work and takes a considerable amount of time. Thus – although the solution they ... Read More
Air Recirculation Fan Chewing Through Bearings - 5232
Viewed 72 time(s) since Sep 4, 2018
A customer experienced bearing failure on an Air Recirculation Fan application within an ore preparation plant. This had been a regular problem. Compressed air cooling was applied to try and reduce the bearings high running temperature. NSK Engineers... Read More
Mounting NSK Bearings Inside a Gearbox - 5231
Viewed 72 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A steel mill planned to mount NSK bearings inside a huge gearbox for the first time. Test rig trials detected higher noise during running compared to the original design. A vibration analysis was conducted, but no clear results were reached. The cust... Read More
Cold Form Saw wasn’t Cutting Steel - 5230
Viewed 73 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A Global Steel Company was having problems with a cold form saw used to cut steel tube. The saw moved axially using a ball screw and was being supported by a simple thrust ball bearing which was failing every 6 weeks. Failures caused unplanned mainte... Read More
Dissatisfied with Steel Producer’s Bearings - 5229
Viewed 66 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A major steel producer wasn’t satisfied with the performance of their four-row tapered roller bearings installed in the cold rolling mill. Steel shavings from the production process were entering the bearings resulting in a detrimental effect o... Read More
Cold Rolling Mill was Having Bearing Failures - 5228
Viewed 53 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A steel manufacturer was experiencing continued failures of bearings on their Cold Rolling Mill. NSK engineers conducted an application review and found the highly contaminated operating conditions were causing the unexpected failures. This resulted ... Read More
Unplanned Downtime Solved at Steel Works - 5227
Viewed 70 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
The continuous annealing process line at a steel works was experiencing unplanned downtime which was, on average, 17 hours per year at a cost of $23,488 per hour. Stoppages required hiring of heavy lifting gear and increased maintenance personnel. NS... Read More
Steel Manufacturer Bearings Used to Fail - 5226
Viewed 60 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
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 res... Read More
Continuous Casting Machine Couldn’t Keep Up - 5225
Viewed 83 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A steel maker was experiencing problems with their continuous casting machine. The life of a Cylindrical Roller Bearing mounted on a continuous cast roller was only about one to two months. The casting machine had a very complicated cooling and lubri... Read More
Dust Extraction Fan Experiencing High Temperatures - 5224
Viewed 57 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
An ore preparation plant was experiencing high temperatures within a dust extraction fan. The bearing temperature was cooled down at considerable cost by using compressed air. NSK Engineering carried out an Application Review including a temperature ... Read More
Regular Failures at Ore Preparation Plant Solved - 5223
Viewed 45 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A steel manufacturer was experiencing regular failures within its Ore Preparation Plant (OPP). The plant utilized housed bearing units installed on a 60mm shaft and ran at approximately 1485 rpm. NSK was informed that the bearing used was failing and... Read More
Casting Of Gas Turbine Blades Were Having Short Bearing Life - 5222
Viewed 38 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A company was experiencing short service life on bearings used in the casting of gas turbine blades. NSK conducted an Application Review of the existing design which included an inspection of the failed bearings. An extremely caustic solution combine... Read More
Hot Strip Mill is Stripping Through Bearings - 5221
Viewed 52 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A large steel manufacturer wanted to increase replacement intervals of a 4-row Tapered Roller Bearings used in the hot strip mill. Due to severe operation conditions, standard bearings provided only 1,400 hours of operation. The key target was to dec... Read More
Pilger Mill Bearing Failures - 5220
Viewed 56 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A Steel Mill customer was experiencing regular failures on bearings in their Pilger Mill. NSK investigated the application and found that severe operating conditions including high loads and inadequate lubrication were causing the failures. NSK propo... Read More
Plate Rolling in Steel Manufacturer Greasing Alternatives - 5219
Viewed 38 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A major steel manufacturer was using open roll work bearings in their plate rolling mill. The maintenance team was investigating grease alternatives. NSK was asked to provide a potential alternative for the bearing application with associated cost sa... Read More
Dropping Rollers on Quench Drives - 5218
Viewed 61 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A customer was experiencing mechanical failures on quench drives due to wear in the Teflon bushes supporting the quench rollers. This caused the rollers to drop and damage the sprockets and chains, causing the manufactured steel shoe to stick. The re... Read More
Catastrophic Bearing Failure at Ore Preparation Plant - 5217
Viewed 61 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A customer was experiencing catastrophic bearings failures in a rotary coal valve within an Ore Preparation Plant. Failures were occurring up to three times in one year resulting in significant lost production and damage to associated components. NSK... Read More
Steel Manufacturer Woes Over Rotary Coal Valve - 5216
Viewed 40 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
An international steel manufacturer was experiencing bearing failures on a rotary coal valve in their ore preparation plant. Failures were occurring twice per year resulting in significant lost production costs and damage to associated components. An... Read More
Roller Assembly Bearing Failure - 5215
Viewed 66 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A customer was experiencing repeated bearing failures fitted to roller assemblies on their wire drawing machinery. The failures were resulting in excessive downtime and high maintenance costs. Management was concerned about the increasing cost. A sol... Read More
Bearing Failure Causing Damage to Final Product - 5214
Viewed 49 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A wire manufacturer was experiencing frequent damage on final products due to bearing failures within their wire guides. Deep Groove Ball Bearings were used in the application and were failing on average every 6 weeks resulting in maintenance time an... Read More
Automatic Crane Bearings Failing - 5213
Viewed 62 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A distribution centers automated crane was experiencing regular wheel bearing failures due to loss of grease. The customer had to change 40-wheel hub units over a 5-year period. NSK conducted a bearing failure analysis confirming that the wheel beari... Read More
Horizontal Machine Failure - 5211
Viewed 63 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A specialized metals machining company was experiencing continuous performance problems with their horizontal machining center. Bearings were prematurely failing causing unplanned down time and significant production problems. NSK performed a detaile... Read More
NSK Condition Monitoring Service Saves Time & Money - 5210
Viewed 35 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
Within NSK’s own precision plant, a grinding machine was experiencing raceway form errors. After numerous attempts to correct it, the fault remained unidentified. Initial readings were taken using NSK Condition Monitoring Service prior to repla... Read More
Centrifugal Pump Bearings Costing Gas Company Thousands - 5209
Viewed 34 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A petrochemical refinery was experiencing increased failures on centrifugal pump bearings. NSK was consulted and performed a bearing failure investigation which showed roller skidding due to insufficient radial load. It was also revealed that the cus... Read More
Training at a Gas Plant Saves Thousands - 5208
Viewed 45 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
An international petrochemical products manufacturer wanted to expand the knowledge of their engineering team on rolling element bearings specific to the refinery. NSK was consulted and after a review of the plant designed customized training course,... Read More
Food Production Line Was Down Constantly - 5207
Viewed 64 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
Customer was experiencing ball bearing failures every 4 – 6 weeks on their production conveyor line. Regular high pressure wash-downs led to corrosion, seal damage and grease wash-out, resulting in regular maintenance and production downtime. NSK rev... Read More
World’s Largest Pop Can Producing Now Producing at High Speeds - 5206
Viewed 53 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
The world’s largest can manufacturer (soft drinks, isotonic drinks, beers, etc.) was experiencing regular, unexpected, production stoppages due to premature bearing failures in their spray head coating machines. This was causing production disr... Read More
Leaf Harvester Machine Was Costing Thousands - 5205
Viewed 54 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A processor of food products harvests baby leaf products for sale to leading supermarkets. Their leaf harvester machine had a variety of low cost mounted unit bearings to support shafts of various sizes. During the harvesting season, the machine was ... Read More
Bakery Having Issues with Linear Guides No More - 5204
Viewed 40 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A bakery was experiencing regular failures on their band cutter linear guides. The existing linear guides were Armoloy coated and used food grade grease however, not holding up to the required performance standards. The bakery was looking for a linea... Read More
Ingress of Contamination of Bearings in Vegetable Plant - 5203
Viewed 54 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A vegetable preparation manufacturer in the UK was experiencing frequent bearing failures within a rotary screen. Two Deep Groove Ball Bearings were mounted within each wheel, with two wheels per rotary screen. On average the bearings failed every 6 ... Read More
Vegetable Wash Application a Washout - 5202
Viewed 52 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A premium vegetable processing company was experiencing frequent bearing failure on a vegetable wash application. Failures caused significant downtime and reduced production. NSK carried out a bearing failure analysis revealing ingress of contaminati... Read More
Linear Guides on Cereal Bagging Machinery was Failing - 5201
Viewed 47 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A cereal manufacturer was experiencing regular failures with the Linear Guides on their cereal bagging machinery. NSK reviewed the application and found that this was due to cereal dust entering the guide carriage and causing lubrication contaminatio... Read More
Confectionary Manufacturer was Experiencing Short Service Life - 5200
Viewed 31 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A confectionary manufacturer was experiencing short service life (only 3 months) from deep groove ball bearings used in a Dürr Head Wash application. Due to the high water levels used in the process, water ingress into the bearings caused premature ... Read More
Vegetable Processing Plant was having issues with Ball Bearings - 5199
Viewed 51 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A vegetable processing company was experiencing repeated ball bearing failures on their transport systems. NSK was asked to investigate the problem and offer a solution. It was determined that a large amount of water was entering the bearings and was... Read More
Premature Bearing Failure in Drink Plant - 5198
Viewed 53 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
An international drink producer had repeated problems with mounted-unit inserts failing prematurely. Cleaning the equipment with water and chemicals was destroying the bearing seals and washing out grease. As a result, the mounted-unit inserts had to... Read More
Damp Food Manufacturer with only 6 Month Life on Bearings - 5197
Viewed 53 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
An internationally renowned Italian Food Company was experiencing problems with its fixed tail drum conveyor bearings. Operating in a very damp environment bearings life was only 6 months. The company asked NSK to analyze the application and propose ... Read More
Meat Slicer Bearing Meltdown - 5196
Viewed 57 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
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 determin... Read More
Main Make-Up Conveyor Bearing Failures No More - 5195
Viewed 42 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A customer experienced repeated bearing failure in conveyor rollers. They were changing approximately 36 bearings annually and failures were taking place about every 6 weeks. Investigations by NSK showed the failures were caused by the ingress of wat... Read More
Grainy Bearings Causing Replacement in Bewery - 5194
Viewed 49 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A supplier for a major UK Brewery was experiencing regular bearing failures in their grain stirrer application. Bearings needed to be replaced regularly resulting in high replacement costs and loss of production. NSK reviewed the application and advi... Read More
A Bearing Failure in a Chewing Gum Factory - 5193
Viewed 49 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A large producer of chewing gum was experiencing repeated bearing failures on their Dip Tank Conveyor Nose Roller. Bearings were needing changed approximately every 7 weeks which involved high maintenance costs and regular unplanned machine down time... Read More
Cake Cutting Units Not Cutting Costs - 5192
Viewed 49 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A customer was experiencing repeated bearing failures on their blade saw pulleys within the cake cutting units. Bearings were failing every 4-6 weeks with approximately 20 bearing sets being changed annually. Investigation by NSK showed the failures ... Read More
Snack Food Producer was experiencing Bearing Failure - 5191
Viewed 89 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
A major producer of snack foods was experiencing frequent bearing failures on their cutter line. NSK investigated and found that grease wash out following the line wash down process was a factor in the failures. Routine planned maintenance was carrie... Read More
Short Service Life of Standard Bearings Used in Electric Motors - 5190
Viewed 58 time(s) since Aug 8, 2018
A German company for maintenance and repair of electric equipment was experiencing a short service life of Standard bearings used in electric motors. NSK was asked to find a solution to this problem in order to increase the service life time. NSK per... Read More
Sugar Producer Enjoys Extended Bearing Life with simalube - 5156
Viewed 110 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Since installing simalube into their machinery, a sugar producer has not needed to replace any bearings for 2 years.This article is only available in English. Read More
Meyn Deboning Machines Causing Multiple High Costing Problems - 5120
Viewed 100 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Multiple bearing failure on a deboning machine can cost customers thousands of dollars to replace.Timken - EDT has an ideal solution to avoid these costs.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Wolverine Oven Bearings Downtime Costing Hundreds - 5118
Viewed 116 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Ball bearings supporting oven rollers required change-out every 3 months. A typical change-out also required repairing 12 journals at a cost of $150 each.Timken - EDT has a solution that will save $4,346.38 per roller. This article is available in En... Read More
Cooling Tunnel in Meat Plants Are Hard To Maintain - 5117
Viewed 105 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Cooling tunnels in meat plants have wet environment demands, including bearing replacement at least once a year. This is difficult and time consuming, often requiring an outside contractor with a crane for a couple of days.Timken - EDT has a solution... Read More
Potash Processing Plant Bearings Failing - 5189
Viewed 69 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
One potash processing plant had problems with chain conveyor’s plummer blocks equipped with tapered roller bearings. The bearings failed several times per year due to tough operation conditions (production dust, high shaft temperature). The cus... Read More
Concrete Pipe Slotting Machine Bearing Failure - 5188
Viewed 69 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
A cement customer was experiencing repeated bearing failure on the blade support of a concrete pipe slotting machine. The failures were occurring every 2-3 months, causing 8 hours downtime per failure. NSK Engineers examined the application and deter... Read More
Paving Producer Experiencing Bearing Failure - 5187
Viewed 71 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
A paving producer in Poland was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in a vibrating thickener machine. The bearings were mounted in an electric motor which supported unbalanced weights providing the vibration. In a period of 4 mon... Read More
Increasing temperatures of Spherical Roller Bearings in Automotive Manufacturer - 5186
Viewed 68 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
An international car manufacturer was experiencing increasing temperatures of their Spherical Roller Bearings in an exhaust ventilation application. NSK was asked to find a solution in order to reduce temperature generation. NSK Engineering carried o... Read More
Unplanned downtime in automotive component manufacturer - 5185
Viewed 68 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
A worldwide manufacturer of automotive components was experiencing significant unplanned downtime due to the failure of the Ball Screws in the Machining Center. This had a major effect on the manufacturing output resulting in increased costs and redu... Read More
Frequent Ball Screw Failure at a Tire Manufacturer - 5184
Viewed 70 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018
A tire manufacturer was experiencing high replacement costs due to frequent ball screw failure in the air drum of a tire building machine. This was becoming a costly problem with increased maintenance and downtime affecting overall productivity. NSK ... Read More
Mounted Ball Bearing Removal Solution from SealMaster - 2611
Viewed 307 time(s) since Mar 31, 2017
Time Saving Mounted Ball Bearing Removal Solution from SealMaster Read More
Installing a bearing using simatool’s bearing handling tool - 3002
Viewed 226 time(s) since Nov 21, 2017
Bearing handling tool. Read More
Maintenance-Free Cam Followers From IKO - 2726
Viewed 492 time(s) since Jun 16, 2017
An Overview of Maintenance-Free Cam Followers from IKO Read More
Proper Bearing Alignment of Rexnord Bearings - 2481
Viewed 232 time(s) since May 18, 2017
How to properly align Rexnord Bearings. Read More
Klean Gard Bearings - The Food and Beverage Solution - 2479
Viewed 214 time(s) since Mar 23, 2017
Klean Gard Bearings - The Solution for the Food and Beverage Industry Read More
How to Replace a Ball Bearing Insert - 2476
Viewed 252 time(s) since Mar 23, 2017
How to Replace a Ball Bearing Insert Read More
How to Load Ball Bearings into an Inch Series Ball Nut - 2537
Viewed 227 time(s) since Dec 19, 2017
How to Load Ball Bearings into an Inch Series Ball Nut Read More
Snack Food Plant Cuts Grease for a Healthier Operation - 2585
Viewed 255 time(s) since Nov 21, 2017
A snack food manufacturer was exploring cost-saving ideas. They teamed up with SKF to put a trial in place.Using extreme temperature bearings resulted in cost savings of over $24,000 annually. See the attachment below for details. Read More
Sealmaster Saves You Time! - 2970
Viewed 248 time(s) since Nov 21, 2017
Sealmaster Bearings Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview - 2490
Viewed 176 time(s) since Dec 1, 2017
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview. Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Products Solutions for Cement Processing - 2489
Viewed 207 time(s) since Mar 23, 2017
Rexnord Power Transmission Products Solutions for Cement Processing Read More
Rexnord Duralon Composite Bearings - 2485
Viewed 147 time(s) since Mar 7, 2017
Rexnord Duralon Composite Bearings. Read More
Dodge EXL Bearings Stand Up to Harsh Plant Conditions - 1163
Viewed 476 time(s) since Oct 2, 2015
Harsh, wet conditions at a Midwest shingle manufacturing plant were causing continuous contamination to the coater roller. The operation, in which a mix of finely ground asphalt is applied to the shingle’s fiberglass base, was soggy at best. Co... Read More
Bearing Switch Yields Maintenance Savings - 104
Viewed 1396 time(s) since Sep 19, 2014
A major food manufacturer was using 15 bearings per quarter on a filling line. Each bearing took half an hour to replace. Fully loaded maintenance cost was estimated at $250/hour. BDI recommended changeover to the RBC ATF-10-T8. Although it is nearly... Read More
Relubricating Solid Housed Ball and Roller Bearings - 2482
Viewed 117 time(s) since Apr 27, 2018
How to relubricate solid housed ball and roller bearings. Read More
How to Replace Link Belt Roller Bearing Seals - 2477
Viewed 100 time(s) since Apr 30, 2018
How to Replace Link Belt Roller Bearing Seals. Read More
How to Select a Seal for a Link Belt Ball Bearing - 2478
Viewed 129 time(s) since Apr 30, 2018
How to Select a Seal for a Link Belt Ball Bearing. Read More
How to Load Ball Bearings into a Metric Series Ball Nut - 2536
Viewed 177 time(s) since Mar 23, 2018
How to Load Ball Bearings into a Metric Series Ball Nut Read More
SKF Maintenance and Lubrication Products - 3006
Viewed 237 time(s) since Nov 2, 2017
Bearings have requirements after initial purchase. For example, there are special requirements associated with:MountingLubricatingAligningCondition MonitoringDismountingThe catalog linked below details the extensive array of SKF products that help su... Read More
Food-Safe Bearings from Carter - 2944
Viewed 555 time(s) since Aug 23, 2017
While parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have already gone into effect, some of the more stringent guidelines took effect in August of 2017. The attached information from Carter Bearings details new products that will keep customers pr... Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Products and Solutions for Power Plants - 2491
Viewed 213 time(s) since Jul 13, 2017
Rexnord Power Transmission Products and Solutions for Power Plants.At this time, the video is available in English only. Read More
Cost-Cutting Solutions for Continuous Baking Ovens - 2584
Viewed 719 time(s) since Jun 2, 2017
Continuous baking ovens quickly burn up conventional bearings. SKF’s self-lubricating, drip-free, high-temperature bearings eliminate the need for constant lubrication and replacement..The PDF below outlines how a major wafer producer upgraded ... Read More
Re-manufacturing Bearings - 1485
Viewed 440 time(s) since Dec 17, 2015
Large bearings are an investment. Re-manufacturing these bearings protects the investment.   Read More
Universal Joint for Poultry Processing Equipment - 2234
Viewed 203 time(s) since Dec 22, 2016
One of the world’s largest poultry plant was losing production caused by replacement of an industry-standard stainless steel pin & block joint.The case study below shows Belden Universal’s solution.See the attachment below for details... Read More
Customizing Universal Joints for Metal Processing - 2236
Viewed 250 time(s) since Dec 22, 2016
A high-speed leveling machine that operated with a drive shaft assembly contained a traditional "pin & block" style universal joint. The speed caused the component to overheat posing a fire hazard. See how Belden Universal’s engineering tea... Read More
New Housing Created for Commercial Drying Equipment - 2115
Viewed 246 time(s) since Nov 6, 2016
A large Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) needed a customized solution to avoid premature bearing failure of the drive motors in their commercial drying equipment.See the attachment below for details. Read More
Product Availability When It Matters Most - 2116
Viewed 270 time(s) since Oct 7, 2016
When an Aggregate manufacturer went down due to a large split block bearing failure on a Sunday morning, PTI was able to overcome obstacles and had the manufacturer up and running by Monday morning.See the attachment below for details. Read More
Cement Operations Require Tough Steel - 1396
Viewed 379 time(s) since Nov 20, 2015
A cement plant was experiencing premature bearing failure due to contamination in their slurry pumps. NSK recommended angular contact bearings and technical training.See the attachment below for more details.  Read More
BDI Creates an Application-Specific Pillow Block - 331
Viewed 476 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
A Northeast Ohio steel mill was using standard cast-iron-housed pillow block bearings on its run-out table. The over spray from an external water bath installed to cool the bearing housing left water spots on the finished product.  The attachment des... Read More
Automatic Lubrication System - 1315
Viewed 767 time(s) since Oct 23, 2015
A Midwestern steel provider had 144 bearings on its sheet leveler that were constantly being over-greased, resulting in blown out seals.It was not effective for the company’s maintenance team to grease the bearings on the sheet leveler because ... Read More
BDI Teams With Cooper Split Bearings to Deliver Extended Fan Life - 334
Viewed 365 time(s) since Jan 22, 2006
Plants with high heat furnace operations use cooling blowers to moderate the temperature. These cooling fans require regular bearing maintenance and replacement. Installing Cooper Split bearings in these cooling fans reduces both maintenance and down... Read More
Diamond Soot Blower Modification Delivers Savings that Electrify Power Generation Customer - 348
Viewed 362 time(s) since Jan 11, 2013
A coal-fired power plant in the upper Midwest was constantly repairing its soot blowers, with 40-50 units out of service at any given time. BDI determined that at peak temperatures, the bearing lubricant would liquefy and leak out of the bearings. Th... Read More
BDI and Dodge Partner to Save Wasterwater Plant Thousands of Dollars - 349
Viewed 842 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
A 27-year-old waste water treatment plant was having problems with reducers that power rotating biological contactors in its filtration process. Chronic leakage and premature gearbox failure were among the issues occurring in the plant’s harsh ... Read More
SmartLUBE Delivers for Midwest Bakery - 343
Viewed 1009 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
A Chicago-area commercial bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The ... Read More
Shaft-Mounted Gear Reducer Solves Dual Problem for Limestone Quarry - 442
Viewed 408 time(s) since Jan 9, 2015
A limestone quarry customer was experiencing a high rate of catastrophic gear reducer failures, causing costly downtime.  Rexnord proposed a solution that reduced the total cost of ownership while also addressing the downtime issue. For detailed info... Read More
Incorrect Bearing Replacement Type Can Cause Premature Failure - 274
Viewed 258 time(s) since Nov 10, 2014
When roller crusher bearings are failing on a regular basis, use of the wrong replacement type could be the culprit.Roller crushers are regularly subject to harsh conditions. Heavy loads, along with abrasive dirt and extreme weather, can take a toll ... Read More