Press Release

NSK Welcomes Visitors to 2nd IoT/M2M EXPO (Autumn)

Exhibit of DSSCs with various colors

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) today announced that it will exhibit its technologies at 2nd IoT/M2M EXPO (Autumn)* at 7th Japan IT Week, to be held at Makuhari Messe, Japan (Chiba) from Wednesday, October 26 to Friday, October 28.

At this exhibition, NSK will introduce dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) with various colors that can be utilized as a power source for sensor network terminals.

* 2nd IoT/M2M EXPO (Autumn) is a one-of-a-kind expo in Japan hosted by the Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. that features technology, products and services for constructing IoT/M2M system.

Features of DSSC Panel

DSSC Panel

DSSC is different from mainstream silicon and compound semiconductor solar cells in that they can contribute to hue and design. For example, if interiors or stained glasses are produced with DSSC, sensor network terminals for Internet of Things can work with the power generated by them.

NSK developed this new electrolyte, which has a greater level of transparency than conventional units, by applying electrochemical technology fostered through its development of material technology and organic material technology fostered through the development of lubrication technology. It then applied these technologies in the development of electrolyte for DSSC. NSK has thus made it possible to produce DSSCs that provide superior hue, transparency and design for use as a power source for sensor network terminals.

Major Exhibits

NSK will demonstrate DSSCs with various colors that can be utilized as a power source for sensor network terminals.

Overview of Exhibition

Name of Exhibition 2nd IoT/M2M EXPO
Location Makuhari Messe (Chiba)
Dates 10:00–18:00
Wednesday, October 26 to Friday, October 28
NSK Booth No. No. 25-30 in Hall 3
Official website New Window


NSK's Commitment to Renewable Energy Technology

As a mechanical components manufacturer, NSK is contributing to the advancement of renewable energy technology by leveraging its Motion & Control technology to develop bearings for use in solar cell manufacturing devices as well as large bearings for wind power. NSK is committed to contributing to the development of a sustainable society by applying its core technology to state-of-the-art renewable energy technologies through the development of bearings and other mechanical components.