Category Archives: AIP

K1™ Lubrication Units = Worry-Free Design for Food & Beverage Manufacturing

The food and beverage industry faces many challenges within automation. The industry must adhere to regulations that increasingly become more stringent and limit the materials that can be used for manufacturing. Food & beverage manufacturers are expected to not only adhere to stringent regulations but also maintain low operating costs and produce quality products in clean facilities with highly contaminated applications. Many manufacturers have partnered with NSK to help them meet these expectations. Continue reading

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NSK responds to MRO demand by offering larger size NSK HPS Series Spherical Roller Bearings

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 … Continue reading

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NSK increased Bearing Performance and saved Cement Manufacturer more than $200,000!

Contamination is a leading cause of bearing failure.  Heavy industrial applications are susceptible to even higher levels of contamination compared to others.  In order to combat against contamination and improve bearing performance, NSK applied AIP to suggest product changes that … Continue reading

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NSK’s NH Series Linear Guide Increases Throughput for Automotive Supplier

An automotive supplier, who produces aluminum transmission housings, was experiencing issues with its transmission leak testing equipment.  The facility was experiencing a 20% failure rate once its transmission housing reached the test phase. When a failure occurred, a new test … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Storage, Removal and Transportation of Bearings

Proper handling and storage of bearings is important to assure the best in bearing performance. Improper storage and handling can damage a bearing and/or create unnecessary contamination which can lead to bearing failures. Continue reading

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BEVERAGE BOTTLER SAVES MORE THAN $10,000 WITH NSK SOLUTION

As the FDA passes more laws focused on benefiting the health and welfare of its consumers, the Food & Beverage industry must adapt.  In 2015, four major issues were at the forefront: Ban on partially hydrogenated oils New 2015 Dietary … Continue reading

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NSK Innovation Saves a Semiconductor Customer 50% on Bearing Replacement!

A band saw machine, used to cut silicon wafers for semiconductor industry, was experiencing multiple bearing failures.  NSK visited the manufacturing facility to diagnose the issue. It was determined that the lubrication was being washed away and silicon particles were … Continue reading

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