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REVOLUTIONS

STRONG SOLUTIONS FOR. . .

METAL MANUFACTURING

CORPORATE OFFICE

1600 East Bishop Court

Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Tel: (847) 298-7500

1-800-323-2358

Fax: (847) 294-1230

SALES OFFICES:

EASTERN REGION

1268 Filomena Circle

Louisville, OH 44641

1-800-323-2358

Fax: (847) 294-1364

SOUTHEAST REGION

5475 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Norcross, GA 30092

1-800-323-2358

Fax: (847) 294-1364

GREAT LAKES REGION

1600 East Bishop Court

Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

1-800-323-2358

Fax: (847) 294-1364

CENTRAL REGION

25 Plantation Drive

Shelbyville, KY 40065

1-800-323-2358

Fax: (847) 294-1364

WESTERN REGION

15357 Page Street

Omaha, NE 68154

1-800-323-2358

Fax: (847) 294-1364

Adam Burggraf

Market Manager

From bulldozers to bearings, overall industrial

production has been on the rise – and with

many manufactures having little to no material

on-hand, the demand for steel has also seen

drastic production increases. According to the


year for global crude steel production with

1,414 million tons beating the previous record



mill, but when production is at an all time high

and demand is continuing to grow, there’s

no room for hiccups. Central to running


never-ending maintenance routines and the

replacement parts that must be close at hand.

With maintenance operations increasing, NTN is continuing our commitment to the

steel mill industry by once again expanding our production capacity of our NTN-

Bower production facility in Macomb, IL. Not only will this allow us to grow our

production output of domestically-produced roll neck bearings, but also increase

output of standard small to medium sized tapered roller bearings that are used in

countless applications throughout the mills.

In addition to our tapered roller bearings, we also offer a complete line of medium to

heavy-duty mounted units and ball bearings as well as split spherical and cylindrical

roller bearings, industrial CVJs and tension levelers which all are crucial to a mills

overall production levels.

NTN looks forward to serving all your steel market needs.

AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

39255 West 12 Mile Rd.

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

Tel: (248) 324-4700

1-800-929-3892

Fax: (248) 324-1103

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Issue 1


Verified Value Added

One simple change saved an End-User $234,300


Valued Added (VVA). VVA is a comprehensive process that details

what you save as a result of the complimentary services you receive as a

customer of NTN. Savings is documented in hard numbers to make your


An end user was using a competitor’s special tapered roller bearing

assembly in their roughing mill. The bearings were failing at such a high

rate that supply was running low. The extraordinarily high usage rate would

soon result in no more of these special bearings being available to keep

their mill in operation. Eventually, this would lead to a shutdown of the mill

until new bearings would become available. Being a large, special design,

the lead-time was several months.

Damage of tapered roller

bearing cup

NTN supplied some interim taper sets to keep the mill running but wanted to

understand the root cause of the bearing failures. After thorough evaluation,

NTN Applications Engineers determined that a more common bearing could

probably be used with minimal machine alteration. A spherical roller bearing

was installed to address a misalignment problem. The part was readily

available, and at a lower cost.

The customer wanted to take a conservative approach to testing the

new bearing, so it was gradually introduced into positions of increasing

severity. Eventually, all positions using the alternative design were tested

successfully with improved performance at lower cost. The mill is still using

the NTN solution today after more than three years of continued success!

Installing spherical roller bearing

in place of tapered roller bearing

Total Cost Savings Calculated with End User Inputs






TOTAL ANNUAL SAVINGS $234,300

No damage to spherical roller

bearing after 5 weeks

TM (VVA) Program.

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R

MVP

JEFF OROS

Metals Industry Specialist

As NTN continues to target strategic industries for growth, we realize the importance

of providing top-notch value and support to our customers. In previous issues we’ve

introduced you to some of the Sales and Marketing personnel that support you


We’re pleased to introduce the newest member of our Engineering Organization,


of experience in the industry – from steel mills to bearing manufacturers – and we’re

ecstatic he’s chosen to join us here at NTN.

Jeff is a self-proclaimed “mill rat” from Northwest Indiana. He got his start in the metals world as a


sledgehammer. After earning his BSME from Purdue, he began a long career at Timken/Torrington.

Jeff still resides in Northwest Indiana with his wife and son. When he’s not out riding his Harley (or swinging a


The type of guy who really likes to jump in and get his hands dirty, Jeff has been around mills his entire life and

has been instrumental in developing water-cooled split caster assemblies. As an active member of AIST, Jeff

is a well-respected expert in the industry.

“What I enjoy most about the metal industry is working on projects and business as a team – I’ve learned that in

the end it’s not the sales that are most satisfying but the friendships developed from having done it together. NTN seems

like a family-type atmosphere where everyone works together to succeed as a team. NTN has a passion for the business

and as a global leader in the industry, it also has the tools and potential to grow in Metals.”

Jeff can be contacted at (888) 323-2358, extension 20733 or at joros@ntnusa.com

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