Dairy processing plant cuts maintenance costs by over 40% with SKF sealing solution
The SKF solutionSKF sealing engineers developed an optimized solution to help the dairy processing, seal service life extend beyond 3-4 weeks. Featuring a new seal that was compatible with the existing housing and provided improved seal functionality, the solution employed food grade materials with excellent resistance to cleaning chemicals.
The resultsThe SKF sealing solution provided reliable service for 12 months on the dairy homogenizer. Seals are now replaced once a year when systems are shut down for annual maintenance. The dairy processing plant has significantly increased productivity and cut costs related to maintenance and contaminated products.
Summary over 12 months:
- Reduced maintenance: €129 000
- Savings in unspoiled milk: €137 000
- Savings in seal replacement (180 seals): €14 700
- Total savings: €280 700
Note: All numbers are rounded off and based on customer estimates. Your particular cost savings may vary.