NSK Is All Around You!

Bearings—The Staple of IndustryNearly 100 bearings can be found in the average household, and from 100 to 150 in every automobile. Bearings play an unseen but critical role in all kinds of devices all around the world, keeping people’s lives running smoothly. From everyday life, to the office, factory, and high-tech labs, NSK bearings and precision machinery and parts are hard at work in vehicles and machines—and virtually every other device that moves—helping to keep you safe, secure, and comfortable.

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Satellites and Space Stations

400km above the earth.NSK products are in use in the International Space Station.

  • Satellites
  • Space Stations

Airplanes and Helicopters

NSK has a long history in aviation, supplying bearings and other products to the aircraft industry since 1918.

  • Airplanes
  • Helicopters

Wind Turbines

20 years of continuous operation.A wind turbine is built to last 20 years of continuous operation. NSK is the chosen bearing manufacturer for 9 of the top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in the world.

  • Wind Turbines

Airplanes and Helicopters

NSK has a long history in aviation, supplying bearings and other products to the aircraft industry since 1918.

  • Airplanes
  • Helicopters


NSK bearings are used to ensure efficient rotation of engine parts and propellers. Ball screws also contribute to operation of the steering apparatus.

  • Ships

Steelmaking Equipment,Conveyor Systems,Industrial Robots

Many NSK products are used in factories, including in steelmaking equipment operating in harsh, high-temperature conditions and in industrial robots which improve efficiency and productivity.

  • Steelmaking Equipment
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Industrial Robots
Steelmaking Equipment

Ferris Wheels

The large bearings in Ferris wheels not only carry the weight of everyone riding, but also withstand the harsh outdoor environment and keep the ride turning smoothly over time.

  • Ferris Wheels

Retractable Seating

Ball screws are used to move seating, while bearings facilitate the movement.

  • Retractable Seating


CT and MRI scanners require bearings that are excellent at preventing electrolytic corrosion and ensure quiet operation. NSK ball screws and linear guides are used in these machines to support the horizontal movement of the scanner bed, ensuring safe and accurate positioning.

  • CT Scanners
  • MRI Scanners

Roller Coasters

NSK bearings able to withstand high-speed revolutions are used in the wheels of roller coasters, helping to deliver heart-pounding thrills.

  • Roller Coasters

Construction Machinery and Transport Machinery

NSK products offer superior durability and great environmental performance under extreme operating conditions.

  • Construction Machinery and Transport Machinery

Seismic Isolation Systems

Japan is prone to frequent earthquakes, and NSK ball screws and linear guides as well as other precision machinery and parts are used in seismic isolation systems for high-rise buildings.

  • Seismic Isolation Systems

Gondola Lifts

NSK bearings are used in the pulley sections of gondola lifts found at ski areas, helping to support heavy loads.

  • Gondola Lifts


NSK products are used in trains across the world, including Japan’s renowned Shinkansen bullet trains.

  • Trains


NSK bearings help keep elevator hoists moving smoothly while lifting loads of several hundred kilograms.

  • Elevators


NSK bearings are used in photocopier feeders, ensuring that the right number of sheets is output.

  • Photocopiers

Automatic Ticket Gates

There are several dozen bearings in a ticket gate, and their job is to transport a ticket or fare card from the inlet to the outlet in just about a second.

  • Automatic Ticket Gates


NSK bearings that can withstand muddy water and heavy loads are used in the drive train and engine of tractors.

  • Tractors

Fishing Reels

NSK bearings keep the line winding smoothly on the reel.

  • Fishing Reels

Electric Bicycles

NSK bearings facilitate the smooth operation of the motors in electric bicycles, which are rapidly becoming a familiar sight.

  • Electric Bicycles

Household Appliances

A typical household will feature around 100 bearings, working to support the various appliances that make our lives more comfortable and convenient.

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dishwashers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washing Machines


A single motorcycle features some 20 to 30 bearings to support smooth driving.

  • Motorcycles

Electric Vehicles

NSK bearings are used in motors to allow high-speed revolution. They also help in steering, making driving more comfortable.

  • Electric Vehicles


In addition to the 100 to 150 bearings found in the average car, NSK also contributes to safe, smooth, and energy-efficient driving through its pioneering electric power steering systems.

  • Automobiles
Alternator Bearings in Motion
Electric Power Steering in Motion


NSK bearings are used in the automatic card slots of ATMs, helping the machine to accept the card smoothly.

  • ATMs


Pumps are essential in many industries which handle gases and fluids, such as petrochemistry, paper production, food production, and waterworks. NSK provides long-lasting, highly reliable, and highly efficient bearings used in the rotating parts of pumps.

  • Pumps

Moving Walkways

NSK bearings are used in the revolving motor parts that move the steps and handrails, helping them rotate smoothly and quietly, and playing an important role supporting the load of the motor.

  • Moving Walkways

Machine Tools

Precision NSK products such as bearings and ball screws are used to ensure precise fabrication.

  • Machine Tools


NSK bearings help yoyos rotate smoothly. Smoothly rotating bearings are also used in radio controlled toys and in modern versions of Beyblade spinning tops.

  • Toys

Platform Edge Doors

NSK linear guides ensure accurate door operation.

  • Platform Edge Doors

NSK Is All Around You!