Press Release

NSK welcomes visitors to EMO Hannover 2017

NSK innovations feature at EMO Hannover 2017, September 18-23

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) will exhibit new products and technologies for the machine tools industry at EMO Hannover 2017.

NSK, a world-leading manufacturer of machine tool components, is happy to announce a new product lineup designed specifically for European customers, which aims to exceed the expectations of industry-leading European machine tool manufacturers.

Under the theme “Precisely Forward - NSK Motion Solutions,” NSK will exhibit new products and technologies that contribute to stable operation, precise processing, and higher cycle speeds for this market. As market demand continues to increase, this initiative from NSK represents the acceleration of an effort to release a broader series of technically-advanced, highly-competitive solutions to meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and the rapidly evolving machine tools market. Come to NSK for the most inspired and comprehensive solutions at EMO Hannover 2017.

Last year in April, German and Japanese officials pledged to improve cooperation in the machine tools industry as part of the “Industry 4.0” initiative. Industry 4.0, initially promoted by the German government, aims to draw out the latent potential of industry through effective utilization of connectivity (IoT), the global value chain, and highly flexible production capabilities. This effort for the technological advancement of manufacturing centers has started a revolution, sparking demand for high-variety low-volume production systems to efficiently and cost effectively produce small sets of customized products.
NSK booth image
NSK booth image

Major Exhibits

1. Theme: High efficiency
New product: High-speed, low-noise ball screw for European machine tool applications
This deflector type ball screw boasts a top-in-class feed speed of 100 meters/minute, yet still achieves highly stable, low-noise operation. This product, along with NSK’s series of large-lead end-deflector ball screws, has high-load capacity and conforms to DIN measurement standards. NSK’s new ball screw lineup has been designed specifically for European machine tool applications, and accordingly contributes to significantly increased efficiency, and highly-consistent, high-quality output demanded by the market.
New product: High-speed, low-noise ball screw for European machine tool applications
2. Theme: Connectivity
New application: NSK mobile app for machine tool precision bearings
NSK is developing an app which allows users to scan 2D barcodes printed onto precision bearing packaging for immediate access to detailed product information and inspection records. The app will also allow easy access to a host of technical tools and practical information such as digital catalogues, bearing requirement calculators, handling and maintenance guides, and sales branch and distributor information.
This app simplifies the process of choosing a bearing, designing the relevant portions of your product, and making your purchase. The unique 2D barcode on each precision bearing box will also help us help you, allowing for faster service and simplified product order placement. The app will also help protect customers from fakes and frauds by enabling the authenticity of products to be verified in real time through effectively utilization of the unique identifier assigned to each precision bearing.
New application: NSK mobile app for machine tool precision bearings
3. Theme: Stable operation
Product: Condition Monitoring System (CMS)
This system detects fluctuations in the vibrations of equipment to determine the condition of components within. This allows for component damage to be detected at an early stage, which contributes to achieving more predictable, stable operation. Our booth at EMO Hannover 2017 will feature a live demo with real-time vibration analysis displayed on monitor.
Condition Monitoring System (CMS)
Product: NSK S-HTF Series ball screws for high-load drive applications
New material and new heat treatment technology allow the S-HTF Series to achieve approximately 2.2 times longer life and up to 1.8 times greater load capacity than the company’s previous-generation product. This series is highly versatile, and contributes to shorter cycle times in electric injection molding machines, servo presses, and other industrial machinery.
NSK S-HTF Series ball screws for high-load drive applications
Product: Highly dust resistant V1 seal and V1 underseal equipped roller guides
By improving the shape and using a different material, the V1 Seal maintains a good lubrication state even in extremely trying environmental conditions including foreign matter (metal chips, etc.), and continuously applied coolant. Equipping the V1 contributes to significantly increased machine tool life (up to 2 times longer life compared to conventional lifespan).
Highly dust resistant V1 seal and V1 underseal equipped roller guides
4. Theme: High precision
New technology: SURSAVE™ bearing cage
New product: SURSAVE equipped ultra-high speed angular contact ball bearings for machine-tool main spindle
This product reduces the non-repeatable runout (NRRO) at high speeds by 50% compared to conventional models, generates 20% less heat, and operates at higher speeds. This allows it to contribute to high-precision processing and higher quality surface finish. This was achieved through the application of high-performance materials and a highly optimized design for the SURSAVE cage.
New technology: SURSAVE bearing cage

Overview of Exhibition

Name of Exhibition EMO Hannover 2017
Venue Hanover Fairground (Deutsche Messe, Messegelände, 30521 Hannover, Germany)
Dates Monday, September 18 – Saturday, September 23 2017
9:00 – 18:00
NSK Booth No. D12 (Hall 7)
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