Press Release

NSK welcomes visitors at JIMTOF'08


Tokyo, October 1, 2008 - From October 30 thru November 4, JIMTOF 2008, the Japan International Machine Tool Fair, will feature a swath of cutting-edge manufacturing solutions from NSK Ltd., Japan's largest and world's third-largest bearing maker. One of the machine-tool world's top-three shows, JIMTOF will be held at Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ward in Tokyo, Japan)

Under the theme “Perfect Technology Begins with People” NSK's exhibit highlights the pivotal role of its engineering staff in continually perfecting every aspect of existing products – and creating new products for the future. Visitors will see how NSK engineers are extending the frontiers in all critical measures of machine-tool performance: accuracy, precision, stability, speed, error detection and environmental performance.

Featured products will include:

Main Exhibits

Exhibit Feature
240 m/min high-speed table
(Reference Exhibit)
* world’s fastest as of Oct 2008
The world’s fastest 240 m/min machine tool table with ball screw, for increasing production efficiency.
50,000 min-1 spindle
(Reference Exhibit)
* world’s fastest as of Oct 2008
An ultra high-speed spindle with improved rigidity that is stable even in the event of changes in orientation, for increasing production efficiency in five-axis machine tools and complex lathes.
Two-axis high acceleration/deceleration oscillating table
(Reference Exhibit)
This table is capable of both high acceleration/deceleration and minute oscillation, reducing friction during fine pitch operations and minute oscillating operations, increasing the finished quality of machined surfaces on dies.
New cage New, high-speed outer ring guided cage with high accuracy and low friction, for increasing the finished quality of machined surfaces on dies.
Grease-tight seals for ball screws A new structure that prevents grease from leaking, for longer ball screw life and cleaner operating environments. This structure improves grease sealant performance by more than 200%, and dramatically reduces grease volumes.
High precision slim angular contact bearing “Robust slim™” A highly rigid ball bearing for swiveling axes used in five-axis machine tools, which reduced run-out to less than 0.5 micrometers, increasing running accuracy.
NSK Linear guide Nanoguide™ (Reference Exhibit) A linear guide with a level of precision accurate to less than 30 nanometers, to prevent surface roughness and increasing the quality of machined surfaces.
<Artwork> Lifting Ball Catcher A ball screw throws a large ball into the air and catches it with very little impact, its movements resembling those of a human.

Other Exhibits

Precision Machinery
  • Ball Screw for High-Accuracy Machine Tools, HMD series
  • NSK Linear Guides Roller Guide, RA-series
  • Ball Screw for Contaminated Environments, V1 series
  • NSK Linear Guide for Contaminated Environment, V1-series
  • Replaceable Lubrication Units NSK K1-E
  • Monocarriers, MCM/MCH series
Industrial Bearings
  • ROBUST series Ultra-High-Speed Angular Contact Ball Bearings
  • ROBUST series High-Rigidity and Double-Row Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Ultra High Precision Sealed Angular Contact Ball Bearings (Wide Ranged Type)
  • Ultra High Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings (ROBUST Series - BGR)
Facts of the show
Organizers Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association Tokyo Big Sight Inc.
Dates October 30 (Thu.) – November 4 (Tue.), 2008
Opening Hours 9:00 - 18:00 (9:00-17:00 on November 4)
Venue Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
3-21-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063 JAPAN
Booth No. W2017 (West Hall 2)

Booth Image

Displaying the concept “Perfect Technology Begins with People”, our booth features the business card-design of each of the representatives of our main exhibits.

NSK Booth Image

For more information, see or contacts below. We look forward to seeing you at the show!