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Steel Industry

In the steel industry, bearings can be found in a vast range of plant and equipment that is used in both upstream and downstream processes: from the storage yard for raw materials to the steelmaking, rolling and refining processes. All kinds of bearings are used in this plant and equipment.
The operational environment for these bearings is unique to steelmaking, comprising steel dust, water and heat. In addition, the bearings may have to cope with heavy loads and vibration shock, operational speeds ranging from extremely slow through to high, coupled with rapid acceleration and deceleration. This makes for a demanding operational environment that is not found in other applications.

NSK aims to make a positive contribution to improving operational stability and productivity. These are issues crucial to the steel industry, which is representative of the industry which manufactures production equipment. NSK achieves this aim by

  • the application of high-level bearing design technologies
  • ongoing planning, development and R & D from many different perspectives, including bearing technologies of materials, lubrication, and analysis.

Over many years, this has led to the implementation of strategies for attaining the company's fundamental goal: producing bearings with a long operating life and high reliability. NSK offers a comprehensive lineup of bearings for the steel industry, from standard bearings meeting ISO standards through to its own independently developed, high-capacity specialized bearings.
NSK is now also responding to the need for high added-value products and an environmentally friendly approach in the steel industry.

NSK Experience & Technology

In the dynamic steelmaking environment, rolling is a typical process. In the rolling process, red-hot steel is squeezed between rollers, making it longer and thinner. This is a crucial process that greatly influences the quality of the final product. On both sides of the main rollers, four-row tapered roller bearings are generally used to cope with the heavy loads and the exposure to cooling water and mill scale. The steelmaking environment in general is a good example of the range of conditions in which bearings must be used.

NSK has worked to increase the life expectancy of these four-row tapered roller bearings. In the 1970's the company developed, as a world first, Sealed-Clean™ Four-Row Tapered Roller Bearings, complete with oil-sealing equipment to prevent the intrusion of water and mill scale. This greatly extended the life of roller bearings. Subsequently, NSK released special greases for the Sealed-Clean™ bearings. In the 1990's the company substantially improved the load rating of bearings through an internal design improvement, and it also developed new scale-resistant materials. In recent years NSK has also developed new materials with resistance to cooling water processes.

NSK aims to be a company that enjoys trust and a good reputation from its customers, and it will continue to proceed with customer needs uppermost in mind.

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Sintering machine

Sealed-Clean Bearings for Sintering Pallets

Sealed-Clean Bearings for Sintering Pallets

Sealed-Clean Bearings for Sintering Pallets

This series of the Sealed-Clean bearing helps prevent grease from leaking onto surrounding equipment, and helps reduce maintenance costs.

Features:

  1. Specially designed contact seal offers excellent sealing performance against dirt and debris.
  2. Packed with grease that has been developed for high-temperature and high-pressure operating conditions, for high sealing performance.
  3. One-piece design with fastening ring on the inner ring facilitates easier handling and mounting.

Continuous casting machine

Roller Bearings for Guide Rolls of Continuous Casting Machines (CCM)

Roller Bearings for Guide Rolls of Continuous Casting Machines (CCM)

Roller Bearings for Guide Rolls of Continuous Casting Machines (CCM)

Three types of roller bearings have been developed for use in CCM guide rolls by fusing NSK's years of experience with leading-edge technology.

Features:

  1. Split cylindrical roller bearing unit for easy bearing replacement.
  2. Cylindrical roller bearing with aligning ring for preventing differential slip and misalignment.(Free Side)
  3. SWR bearing for dramatically improved wear resistance.
  4. Improved handling, Long-Life, optimized Cylindrical Roller Bearings for the Free Side of a Continuous Casting Machine Guide Roll (suitable for overseas roll structures).

Optimized Long-Life Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Continuous Casting Machines ( KB)

Rolling machine

Extra-Capacity Sealed-Clean™ Four-Row Tapered Roller Bearings

Extra-Capacity Sealed-Clean™ Four-Row Tapered Roller Bearings

Extra-Capacity Sealed-Clean™ Four-Row Tapered Roller Bearings

NSK, the first company in the world to offer sealed roll neck bearings, now offers the Extra-Capacity Sealed-Clean series of roll neck bearings.

Features:

  1. Newly designed internal specifications and a new compact seal result in a high-capacity design that provides increased bearing capacity.
  2. The new main seal and seal holder are designed for easier mounting and dismounting.
  3. The new bore seal prevents the buildup of negative pressure as a measure against water infiltration.
  4. Bearing material is made from super-TF steel, which contributes to enhanced bearing life under conditions of contaminated lubrication.

Long-Life Four-Row Sealed Tapered Roller Bearings with Water-Resistant Grease

Long-Life Four-Row Sealed Tapered Roller Bearings with Water-Resistant Grease

Long-Life Four-Row Sealed Tapered Roller Bearings with Water-Resistant Grease

We have realized the long life of the work roll bearings used in the harsh lubrication condition such as when water enters the bearing.

Features:

  1. Improved Design With Seal, Higher Load Capacity.
  2. Improved Lubrication-Newly Developed Water-Resistant Grease.
  3. Over Double the Service Life compare to conventional bearing.

Long-Life Water-Resistant Bearing Grease for Rolling Mills ( KB)

Finishing machine

Backup Roll Unit Bearings for Tension Levelers

Backup Roll Unit Bearings for Tension Levelers

Backup Roll Unit Bearings for Tension Levelers

This innovative roll unit bearing provides both low-torque performance and high-sealing capability

Features:

  1. A newly developed seal structure helps to ensure low-torque performance.
  2. The seal structure, which consists of a labyrinth seal and a side seal, ensures excellent sealing performance.
  3. Prepacked with grease that offers superior durability and water resistance to ensure longer, maintenance-free performance.

Roll unit bearings for tension levelers ( KB)

Deep Groove Ball Bearings

Deep Groove Ball Bearings

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Angular Contact Ball Bearings

Angular Contact Ball Bearings

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Thrust Ball Bearings

Thrust Ball Bearings

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Needle Roller Bearings

Needle Roller Bearings

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Thrust Roller Bearings

Thrust Roller Bearings

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Spherical Roller Bearings

Spherical Roller Bearings

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Tapered Roller Bearings

Tapered Roller Bearings

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Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Cylindrical Roller Bearings

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Ball Bearing Unit

Ball Bearing Unit

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