A customer had a screen application
utilizing worm and wheel gearboxes mounted
vertically at the bottom of the screens. The
component style seal in the gearbox was leaking
prematurely, causing bearings in the gearbox to
fail, ultimately damaging the gearing.
Applied created a bearing cartridge
solution, built in-house, that utilized a
positive drive belt system. The new
configuration was lighter and incorporated a new
cartridge mechanical seal and a bearing isolator
to protect the bearings.
The customer has realized significant
savings from improved equipment reliability in
addition to hard cost DVA savings from Energy
Savings and Reduced Maintenance Costs totaling
more than $25,000 annually.
A customer experienced an emergency
breakdown to an application using an expensive
mechanical seal. The replacement seal had a 3
day lead time that would leave the customer’s
operation shut down, resulting in substantial
An Applied representative visited the
maintenance point to inspect the application and
discovered that the mechanical seal in question
was not accomplishing the task for which it was
intended to do. The Applied representative
suggested that a traditional oil seal would
perform as well as the mechanical seal, and
could be provided in a matter of hours at a
fraction of the cost.
The customer realized $8,977 in
increased uptime and price savings
A customer was experiencing
damaged product caused by a steep elevation
change at a belt conveyor transfer point.
The Applied Technical Services
Group worked with the Applied Sales Rep and
customer personnel to fabricate a spiral shoot
to install at the transfer point, allowing
product to make a controlled descent, lessening
the impact at the bottom of the transfer point.
The customer estimated savings of more
than $50,000 annually, resulting from less
product being damaged and needing to be
A food products company was
problems with product tipping and jamming the
Applied switched the conveyor
stopped the product from tipping.
This change provides an extra 30 minutes
of production and $72,000 in annual downtime