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Supercharging Efficiency at Tesla's Gigafactory with LILY Bearing

Slewing bearings are a special type of rolling bearings that are typically used to support and withstand the weight and forces of rotating devices.

● The main feature of slewing bearings is a large rolling path between their inner and outer rings, allowing them to accommodate large radial and axial loads while enabling unlimited 360-degree rotation.

The Application

Slewing bearings are widely used in various industrial and engineering fields to support the rotational motion of rotating platforms, equipment or machinery.

The Problem

With the surging global demand for electric vehicles, Tesla needed to ramp up production without compromising the precision and quality that its brand is known for. However, Tesla faced challenges with machinery downtime and maintenance costs, which were largely attributed to bearing failures in their high-speed assembly lines and machining centers.

The Solution

LILY Bearing engaged in a collaborative effort with the engineering team at Tesla to develop tailored bearing solutions designed to fit the unique requirements of their machinery.

Customized Bearings:LILY engineers chose to refine and adapt the existing RK6-16 model to better meet Tesla's specific needs. Using proprietary materials and manufacturing processes, we were able to dramatically improve the rotational accuracy and extend the life of the slewing bearing, resulting in a more efficient and durable product.

Streamlined construction:In addition, we have carefully designed a streamlined internal structure to ensure that the bearings can withstand severe loads.

The Results

LILY Bearing engaged in a collaborative effort with the engineering team at Tesla to develop tailored bearing solutions designed to fit the unique requirements of their machinery.

Reduced Downtime:With LILY Bearing's customized solutions, the downtime related to bearing failures was reduced by 50%.

Increased Production:The improved efficiency of Tesla's assembly lines, due to the precision and reliability of LILY's bearings, led to a 20% increase in daily output.

Cost Savings:By extending machinery lifespan and reducing maintenance frequency, Tesla saved an estimated $1 million annually in maintenance costs.

LILY Bearing exceeded our expectations. Their understanding of our unique requirements and the precision and quality of their bearings have played a significant role in enhancing our operational efficiency. We've seen substantial reductions in downtime and impressive cost savings. LILY Bearing has indeed become an invaluable partner.

A senior engineer at Tesla
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