NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) today announced that it has developed a ball bearing with an excellent sealing performance for fan clutches*1 used in automobile engines.
This product, featuring a modified seal that delivers superior performance and contributes to great fan clutch reliability in markets with harsh driving environments. NSK is targeting 500 million yen in global sales of this product in 2020.
|A fan clutch is a part incorporated into the engine’s cooling fan. It has the ability to temporarily interrupt the driving force of the engine, maintaining the optimal temperature of the automobile engine, thereby improving engine efficiency.