Ann Arbor, MI – January 24 2017 The Japanese government presented the prestigious CHO MONOZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components award to NSK for its new NH/NS™ Series Linear Guides. The CHO MONOZUKURI award was established in 2004 to recognize the contributions of the manufacturing industry to society. The award focuses on six fields: machinery, automobiles, electrical/electronic equipment, environmental, health/medical equipment, and daily living.
NSK Linear Guides™ are used in a wide variety of material handling robots, machine tools, laboratory automation, medical imaging, and other equipment in the semiconductor, automobile manufacturing, factory automation, healthcare, and other industries. These industries continue to encourage improvements in linear guide performance to achieve improved productivity and longer maintenance intervals.
Applying its strengths in the areas of analysis and production technology, NSK developed the NH/NS™ Series Linear Guides. This product achieves several significant improvements over the previous line of linear guides:
Significant increase (up to 1.3 times greater) dynamic load rating compared to the conventional product, without increasing the footprint. This results in a doubled fatigue life.
Longer fatigue life allows design engineers to potentially use more compact linear guides to achieve desired product life resulting in lower overall machine weight and potential cost savings.
Increase in speed capability of 1.5 to 3X depending on the product size.
3dB reduction in noise.
Significantly improved smoothness and ease of motion.
Similar to the previous linear guide models, the new NH/NS™ Series is available in a variety of rail and carriage models and can achieve long-term, maintenance-free operation by adding NSK’s K1™ Lubrication Unit. Interchangeable rails and carriages are available within 1-3 days lead time, plus shipping.
NSK is a world class manufacturer of motion and control products. Founded in 1916, NSK was the first company in Japan to develop and produce bearings. For the last century, NSK has proven to be an industry leader backed by superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK manufactures and distributes a wide range of rolling element bearings, linear motion, mechatronics and automotive component products. Striving to set the future in motion, NSK will constantly find ways to innovate and bring value to society by creating new products and technologies for the next 100 years.
Operating in the Americas, NSK Corporation is a member of the NSK Ltd. Group and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NSK Corporation has a network of sales and engineering teams working in partnership with customers to deliver high performance products, application-specific solutions, superior technical support and exceptional service to the Americas market. The company’s strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers supply both original equipment manufacturers and the industrial aftermarket through a broad distribution network.