Press Release

DH/DS Series NSK Linear Guides™ Receive CHO MONOZUKURI Award

NSK has received the “2023 CHO MONOZUKURI Machinery and Robot Component Award” for its ‘Long-Life Series DH/DS NSK Linear Guides’.

The award-winning ‘Long-Life Series DH/DS NSK Linear Guides’ are used in a wide range of manufacturing equipment, including semiconductor and LCD manufacturing equipment, automobile manufacturing equipment, transport robots, and machine tools. The DH/DS Series offers improved reliability by applying NSK heat treatment technology to achieve a running life twice that of conventional products.

Generally, the larger the size of the linear guide, the higher the rated load and the longer the service life, but this product makes it possible to maintain the same service life even if replaced by a smaller linear guide, enabling the reduction of equipment size and other value-added improvements.

Long-Life Series DH/DS NSK Linear Guides
Long-Life Series DH/DS NSK Linear Guides

NSK's strengths lie in its four core technologies (tribology, materials, numerical simulation, and mechatronics) and manufacturing engineering that gives shape to products applying technologies. NSK will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by supplying highly functional products to the market in a timely manner through product development that makes full use of these technologies.

Award Overview

Award 2023 CHO MONOZUKURI Machinery and Robot Component Award
Product Long-Life Series DH/DS NSK Linear Guides
Product details /company/news/2021/new-long-life-series-dh-ds-nsk-linear-guides.html
Assessors ‘Monodzukuri Nihon Conference’,‘Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’
Sponsors ‘Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’, ‘The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’

About the CHO MONOZUKURI Award

In 2003, the ‘CHO MONOZUKURI Awards’ were established with the aim of contributing to the development of industry and society, focusing on machine components that play a “behind-the-scenes” role in society and are the source competitive edge in the global manufacturing industry.

The award categories are ‘Machinery & Robotics’, ‘Electricity & Electronics’, ‘Mobility’, ‘Environment, Resources & Energy’, ‘Health and Wellbeing, Biotechnology and Medical Equipment’, and ‘Solutions for Life and Social Issues’.


About NSK

NSK began its journey manufacturing the first bearings in Japan in 1916, and has since developed into a global organization researching, designing, and manufacturing Motion & Control™ solutions essential for mobility and industrial applications. NSK is the top supplier of bearings in Japan and is the third largest supplier in the world by market share.

Our responsive products and technologies enhance automotive performance and industrial productivity while reducing energy consumption to unprecedented low levels. In the early 1960s, we set our sights outside Japan and have established over 200 business locations in 30 countries alongside a vast network of joint ventures and partnerships in all corners of the world.