Press Release

NSK to Exhibit at JIMTOF 2012 The 26th Japan International Machine Tool Fair

“Your Real Partner.”
Whatever it takes, solutions tailored to your priorities

Your Real Partner. Whatever it takes, solutions tailored to your priorities

Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2012 - NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it will exhibit at the 26th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF 2012), to be held from Thursday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 6 at Tokyo Big Sight (Koto Ward, Tokyo).

NSK is the leading developer and manufacturer of bearings, ball screws, linear guides, mechatronics products, and spindles used in the core components that comprise machine tools. The company will continue to provide an extensive range of sales and services to meet all present and future customer needs based on its comprehensive technological resources.

NSK meets broad customer needs ranging from the increasingly higher performance demanded in the field of machine tools, including higher precision, heat resistance, and higher rotation speeds, to products with standard functions at a lower cost, for which demand has been growing in emerging markets.

Exhibit Theme—“NSK: Your Real Partner. Whatever it takes, solutions tailored to your priorities.”

Following the theme of the previous exhibit, the exhibit theme this time will once again be, “NSK: Your Real Partner.” NSK has thus far striven relentlessly, steadily, boldly, and with all its might to provide appropriate advice and solutions that draw on the company's comprehensive strength in bearings and precision machinery products. This indeed is truly NSK's unbroken culture, and it will continue unchanged into the future. This year, a subtheme will be, “Whatever it takes, solutions tailored to your priorities,” by which the company expresses its intention to provide the greatest satisfaction possible to its customers. This theme is intended to convey NSK's unflinching dedication to providing services and solutions capable of satisfying the highest expectations and becoming a "Real Partner" able to support all of its customers' production (mono-zukuri) needs.

Content of the NSK Exhibit

The NSK exhibit will feature a wide range of products, from the company's standard lineup—products which can be put to diverse uses—to highly functional products, as well as NSK's new technological approach to grease lubrication, all developed to provide the best solution to each customer's needs.

Main Exhibits

New precision bearings, ball screws, and new linear guides used in machine tools; highly functional series that enable high speeds, higher precision, and long service life of machinery; new ideas in mechatronic products; and new grease technology that increases machine reliability; etc.

Product Product Features
Double-Nut Cooling Ball Screw Designed to Accommodate the Increasing Speed and Precision of Large Machine Tools
The Linear Guide™ Series
Roller Guide Equipped with X1 Seal
Contributes to Longer Machine Tool Service Life and Resource Saving
New Midsize High-Speed SS Series Ball Screw and High-Speed Support Unit Realization of Quick Delivery for a High-Speed, Silent Operation Ball Screw
High Cleanliness Packaging for Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings Improve productivity through Making Cleaning and Degreasing Unnecessary by High Cleanliness Packaging
ROBUST Angular Contact Ball Bearings for Machine Tools
New ROBUST Series E Type
Improved Heat-seizure Resistance and Extended Life

Special Exhibition

Meet NSK’s Guide Dog Robot NR2003. This robot is capable of autonomously recognizing stairs through image and distance sensors and guiding visually handicapped users up and down safely.

In addition to industrial robot technology, NSK has been developing human assistance robots since 2004 to tackle 21st century issues such as the declining birth rate and aging of society.

NSK will continue working to identify key issues in this field, engaging its 4 Core Technologies™ - tribology, materials, analysis and mechatronics – to create robotic solutions that meet real human needs.

Overview of Exhibition

Name of Exhibition JIMTOF 2012, The 26th Japan International Machine Tool Fair
Overall Theme “Mono-Zukuri” innovation
Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association (JMTBA), Tokyo Big Sight Inc.
Dates Thursday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Venue Tokyo Big Sight
(Tokyo International Exhibition Center: Ariake, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
NSK Booth No. W2026 booth (West Hall 2)
Official web
* This year's JIMTOF, which mark's the exhibition's 50th anniversary, is expected to attract 120,000 visitors from around the world to see the exhibits of 691 companies from 19 countries and regions, more than the previous exhibit in 2010.

Technical Lectures

NSK's engineers give lectures on the state-of-the-art ball screw and linear guide technology used in machine tools at technical conferences held by Japan Machine Accessory Association.

NSK's products improve the performance of machine tools through their high precision and reliability.

About NSK

Based on the theme of “Motion & Control” as the cornerstone of its business operations, NSK boasts a history of over 90 years as a manufacturer in the field of precision machinery and parts, with a focus on bearings and ball screws. The company is now ranked among the top few in the world in this field.

In recent years, NSK has been focusing its efforts on mechatronics products that integrate mechanical properties with electronic features. The company now has a network of approximately 208 sites spanning 28 countries, which it uses for developing, designing, manufacturing, marketing and providing after-sales service for its products.This network enables NSK to respond quickly with precise solutions that meet customer needs anywhere in the world. NSK will continue to meet the expectations of customers around the world based on its globally advanced technology and services.