Press Release

NSK Welcomes Visitors to Smart Sensing 2017

Exhibit of Colorful-designed DSSCs

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) today announced that it will exhibit its technologies at Smart Sensing 2017*, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo) from Wednesday, June 7 to Friday, June 9.

At this exhibition, NSK will introduce Colorful-designed dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) for the first time that can be utilized as a power source for sensor network terminals.

*:Smart Sensing is a one-of-a-kind expo in Japan hosted by the JTB Communication Design, Inc. that features sensing technology, and services for constructing IoT system.

Features of NSK's 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. In addition, we discovered the new fabrication method of DSSC which is different from conventional panel structure and dyeing method.

NSK has thus made it possible to fabricate Colorful-designed DSSCs for use as a power source for sensor network terminals.

Major Exhibits

NSK will demonstrate Colorful-designed DSSCs for the first time that can be utilized as a power source for sensor network terminals.

Pictures of Colorful-designed DSSCs
Pictures of Colorful-designed DSSCs


Overview of Exhibition

Name of Exhibition Smart Sensing 2017
Organizers Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, JAPAN
Dates 10:00-17:00
Wednesday, June 7 to Friday, June 9
NSK Booth No. SS-10 in East Hall 2
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.