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Automotive - Industry Articles
Increasing temperatures of Spherical Roller Bearings in Automotive Manufacturer - 5186
Viewed 68 time(s) since Jul 27, 2018 - Bearings
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 - Bearings
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 - Bearings
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
Gates Belt Drive for the Automotive Industry - 5158
Viewed 74 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018 - Mechanical Power Transmission
Chain wear and stretch was resulting in significant production loss. After switching to Gates, the belts run smoothly with little-required maintenance.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Formsprag Indexing Clutch for a Punch Press Feed Drive - 1789
Viewed 216 time(s) since Jun 3, 2016 - Clutch and Brake
A manufacturer of automotive speaker grills needed a longer lasting replacement clutch solution for use on the feed drives of their punch presses that operate at 1,400 strokes/min. Read More
BDI Hungary Automation Specialists Create Custom Quality Assurance Inspection for Car Seats - 1541
Viewed 213 time(s) since Jan 19, 2016 - Automation
     The Hungarian branch of a global car seat manufacturer called upon the automation specialists at BDI Hungary to develop a device for the final quality inspection of assembled front and rear seats. The parameters to be inspected included, among o... Read More
BDI’s Drive Refurbishing Provides Substantial Cost Savings - 347
Viewed 491 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014 - Electrical Power Transmission, Mechanical Power Transmission
The attached document describes how BDI’s refurbishing of worn-out drive shafts for an auto assembly plant resulted in significant cost savings and reduced lead times. The same solutions are available in coal mine, and metal processing facilit... Read More
BDI Teams With Cooper Split Bearings to Deliver Extended Fan Life - 334
Viewed 365 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014 - Bearings
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
BDI Suggests More Efficient Belts, Customer Reaps Savings - 333
Viewed 405 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014 - Mechanical Power Transmission, Electrical Power Transmission
Seeking to reduce power consumption,  an automotive manufacturer customer implemented BDI's proposed Optibelt solution. This resulted in more than 30% in energy savings. For detailed information about this application, please reference the attac... Read More