Press Release

NSK Welcomes Visitors to CEATEC 2019

Learn about NSK's condition monitoring and failure diagnostics technology for smart factory applications.

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) will exhibit its products and technologies at CEATEC 2019 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) to be held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan) from October 15-18, 2019.

NSK was the first company in Japan to produce bearings in 1916. Since our founding, we have continued to engage our pioneer spirit in developing cutting edge technology across a number of fields. NSK has long driven improvements in productivity and output quality, and today is driving advancements in smart automation and robotization as populations in many countries decline due to low birth rates, and manufacturing companies experience difficulties in securing enough employees.

NSK's booth features an entire section dedicated to our solutions and technologies supporting smart factory implementation. Exhibits cover our sensors and diagnostics technologies for predictive maintenance, and collaborative robotics technologies for human-robot co-working.

NSK Booth
NSK Booth

Major Exhibits

1. Smart Bearings

Bearings embedded with self-powered sensor unit. Reliably monitor operating condition (bearing health).

  • Self-powered unit with integrated sensor/generator creates power from the rotation of the bearing. No external power source or wiring required.
  • Bluetooth connection enables output and tracking of acceleration and temperature data.
  • Thin and compact design.
2. ACOUS NAVI™ Condition Monitoring & Diagnostic Software

Detects component damage/failure for responsive and effective maintenance.

  • Developed and used for decades as an in-house tool. Highly reliable algorithm and analysis of component health.
  • Advanced analysis made easy. Designed so that even new hires can quickly understand and apply the available tools.
  • Bearing Doctor BD-2 wireless unit comes with ACOUS NAVI software.
3. Direct Drive Motor Wheel Unit

Ideal drive motor for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV).

  • Custom two-axis driver unit (e.g. one driver for two wheel units).
  • Easy to integrate. Driver unit handles all motor control. Host controller development is reduced or eliminated.
  • Compact design integrating wheel and motor saves space.
4. Drive Module for Autonomous Mobile Robots

Integrated unit detects any kind of object during navigation (including people).

  • Enables robots to function without floor guide tape or other markings.
  • Enables robots to flexibly adapt to changes in work area layout with automatic environment mapping functionality.

Exhibition Overview

Name CEATEC 2019 - Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies
Date October 15-18, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan)
Booth No. Hall 2, Smart X Area, Booth D002
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