Industrial production increased 0.6 percent in June primarily related to vehicle manufacturing and mining sectors experiencing small increases in production. June was forecasted to only achieve 0.4 percent increase; therefore, economists are hopeful that second half of 2016 will experience continued, gradual growth in production as long as domestic demand for manufacturing stays consistent. – Wall Street Journal (07/15/16) Sussman, Anna L.
To continue to grow business in these economic conditions, NSK has dedicated their efforts to MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) business for the aftermarket. At NSK, we stand by our efforts to provide superior products and after-sales service backed by brand-recognized quality, reliability and performance.
In 2004, NSK introduced the HPS Series to the aftermarket with small size spherical roller bearings. Over the last 12 years, NSK has expanded its product offering to include angular contact ball bearings, deep groove ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings and other bearing types ranging in a maximum size of 400 mm. Last month NSK announced that the HPS Series Spherical Roller Bearing size range would be expanded to 400-600 mm size range.
Spherical roller bearings are designed for high load capacity, high speeds and suitable for a wide range of applications. The HPS Series can withstand working in temperatures up to 200°C, operate at 20% higher speeds and achieve two times more bearing life compared to conventional bearings.
NSK Spherical Roller Bearings Success
A cement mill was using a competing spherical roller bearing in their hammer mill application. Contamination was entering the bearing block, which ultimately led to bearing failure. Due to contamination, the bearing needed replaced every 4 months. As a result, the mill was experiencing excessive change outs, lost production and increased maintenance cost.
NSK recommended changing from a standard labyrinth LER seal to a Taconite Seal TER155OS SAF Pillow Block and HPS Spherical Roller Bearing. This solution increased bearing performance from merely 4 months to over 2 years and saved the cement mill more than $200,000 annually!
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