Press Release

NSK Bearings Adopted in World Class Technical Calculation Software

  • NSK rolling bearing data (technical specification, etc.) has been adopted in KISSsoft® and MESYS, two leading design and calculation programs for machinery design
  • Having NSK's bearing data built-in by default speeds-up design process and improves convenience for engineers

NSK will begin providing bearing data to MESYS and KISSsoft®, two companies that develop technical calculation software for engineers engaged in machinery design. With this development, engineers will be able to easily and quickly analyze NSK bearings, thereby reducing the time required for bearing selection.

Example of a wind turbine gearbox design for analysis with MESYS or KISSsoft® software

NSK sells rolling bearings worldwide through its branches and distributors in more than 30 countries. In response to requests from mechanical engineers, NSK rolling bearings are now included in the technical calculation software of KISSsoft® and MESYS, both of which are used worldwide, with data available from 2023. The ability to select NSK rolling bearings in both companies' technical calculation software will enhance convenience and customer satisfaction.

The data provided can be updated to provide the latest technical calculations. The data provided at this time covers five bearing types: deep groove ball bearings, angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, and spherical roller bearings, but data for other types of rolling bearings will also be provided in the future.

About KISSsoft AG - A Gleason Company

KISSsoft AG develops design support software for mechanical element parts such as gears, transmissions and other machine element components, and is used by users in more than 60 countries around the world, in Asia, Americas and Europe.


MESYS develops design support software for rolling bearings, ball screws, shafts, gears and other machine element components, and is used by users in 30 countries around the world, primarily in Europe, but also in North America and Asia.

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.