Reusing Instead Of Scrapping Components Helps Cut Cost And Reduce Waste
Canton, OH -- The Timken Company is helping Oracle Packaging Co. reduce repair costs by providing a service that enables the damage-free removal and reuse of caster roll shells.
By MRO Magazine
Canton, OH — The Timken Company is helping Oracle Packaging Co. reduce repair costs by providing a service that enables the damage-free removal and reuse of caster roll shells.
Oracle uses caster rolls and shells at its light-gauge converter foil production facility in Winston-Salem, NC. Unexpected failures in a caster core, which houses the chilled water passages that keep the outer shell cool as hot metal passes through the roll, once forced Oracle to cut off and scrap caster shells to complete repairs. Timken’s service enables the expansion of the shell so it is easily slipped off and reused, saving customers such as Oracle Packaging the cost of a new caster shell.
Performed at the Timken facility in Niles, OH, the removal service also prevents caster roll shells from being discarded before they reach their full operating life, helping Oracle gain full use of each shell and reduce waste.
“Repairing caster rolls has always been a very expensive deal considering the cost of new shells and the process of installing them,” said Larry W. Coplin, Sr., Oracle maintenance– Phoenix division. “Now the turnaround time from detecting the problem to putting the caster roll back into service is nominal and the cost is more than justifiable.”
A customer of Timken bearing reconditioning programs, chock repairs and caster roll services, Oracle is a manufacturer of flexible and specialty paperboard and package solutions. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, OK.