Press Release

NSK welcomes visitors to US's leading medical industry show

NSK innovations feature at MD&M Minneapolis 2015, November 4-5

Booth image
Booth image

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) will exhibit at the MD&M Minneapolis 2015. MD&M is the one of the world's largest medical technology design and manufacturing exhibition and NSK will showcase its technologies and products that contribute to medical industry.

Under the theme “Many Solutions, One Source. NSK”, NSK exhibits a wide range of bearings, ball screws, and NSK Linear Guides™ used for medical industry. These products deliver high quality, compact ness, and superior availability.

Major exhibits

Manipulation system:

This is composed of a microscope and a 3D (XYZ) table equipped with a tool for manipulating micro size test samples such as cellular material. Such systems are very common in the medical, biotechnology, semiconductor and electronics industries. NSK developed a high-precision, easy-to-use manipulation system by combining precision positioning drive technology with state-of-the-art image processing technology. In collaboration with the Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA), NSK was successful in micro insemination of a laboratory animal subject using this manipulation system. NSK was also able to make improvements for increased working efficiency by automating the system and making it more compact.

NSK responded to the requisite standards of the National Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL: US national certification testing laboratories), a civilian institution that is authorized to carry out a variety of product safety and authentication tests based on the Federal Standard, thereby demonstrating compliance with UL safety standards established by Underwriters Laboratories. The system fulfills safety requirements for measurement and control, and as an electrical device for use in laboratories, as well as specific requirements for medical devices used in in-vitro diagnostics.*

NSK launched sales in the U.S. in February 2015, with the first unit delivered to a biotechnology research center.

*:Diagnostics for biology experiments such as in-vitro and conditions that require artificial construction outside the body.

Manipulation system
Manipulation system
Megatorque motor PN series

Moving demonstration:

Megatorque motor™ PN series that delivers high-torque compact.

Standard stock NSK linear guide

Static products:

Standard stock NSK linear guide used for CT Scanner achieve twice the life compared to the conventional products, interchangeable with the conventional products.

Ball screws for standard stock compact FA series

Ball screws for standard stock compact FA series that enables high speed, low noise operation, and compactness.

Overview of Exhibition

Name of Exhibition MD&M Minneapolis 2015
Location Minneapolis Convention Center
Wednesday November 4- Thursday 5 2015
NSK Booth No. 1611
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About NSK

As Japan's first bearings manufacturer, NSK has a history spanning nearly a century. As one of the world's leading bearings manufacturers, NSK contributes to industrial development globally by quickly and accurately meeting the diverse needs of customers around the world.

Based on the theme of “Motion & Control” as the cornerstone of its business operations, the company develops and provides steering and other automotive parts as well as precision and parts products in addition to bearings.

NSK is a global enterprise with 214 facilities in 30 countries that serve a diverse range of industrial customers with a wide range of precision components in addition to bearings. NSK operates 65 plants across the globe, and among these, two-thirds are located outside of Japan. 66% of NSK's revenues were generated outside of Japan in FY2014.

JAMCO Corporation (now NSK Corporation) is established in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A., as its first overseas sales company. Manufacturing and sales sites are later established in USA.

NSK's US operation has been contributing to the local economy for decades. Today, NSK in US is operating 10 sales offices, 1 R&D center, and 7 plants, and is supplying high quality products to many customers.