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Company - 2019-10-16

NSK offers a broad programme of bearing solutions designed from the ground up for agriculture applications. Photo: Kverneland AS

At Agritechnica 2019 (10-16 November, Hanover, Germany), NSK will present rolling bearing series that have been developed from the ground up for use in agriculture machinery. These products will include the robust housing bearings of the new J-Line series, ready-to-install Agri Disc Hub housings for soil tillage machinery, and numerous examples of custom rolling bearings developed in collaboration with OEMs serving the agriculture sector.

Machinery for agriculture is one of NSK's traditional core industries. Rolling bearings used in such applications are exposed to extreme stress, where dust, moisture, corrosive fertilisers and high mechanical loads are commonplace. NSK bearings for this sector have been developed accordingly, based on decades of knowledge and experience.

At this year’s Agritechnica exhibition, the spotlight will fall on the J-Line series, which was introduced earlier in 2019. These Self-Lube® housed bearing units comply with the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) standard and are available in the six most common housing types with bore diameters from 12 to 90 mm. Due to their robust construction and excellent sealing characteristics, J-Line bearings are being used by an increasing number of agriculture machinery manufacturers.

Another focus at the show will be NSK’s Agri Disc Hubs: double-row angular contact ball bearings with a split inner ring that can absorb high axial and tilting forces. Agri Disc Hubs are housed in a ready-to-assemble, robust housing unit with customer-specific connection dimensions. Special seals to withstand the harsh operating conditions also feature. The main field of application is machines for soil tillage work, such as short disc harrows, as well as sowing and fertilising machinery.

In addition, NSK will use the exhibition to present its production capabilities. The NSK plant in Munderkingen, Germany was founded in 1954 as the rolling bearing production facility for a leading manufacturer of agriculture machinery. Following the plant’s takeover by NSK in 1990, highly flexible production facilities have been introduced that create the necessary conditions to manufacture even small batches of customer-specific rolling bearings with high efficiency. Example of these special bearings will be on show.

The booth will also feature machines equipped with NSK bearings or exhibits that highlight the installation of the bearings in, for example, short disc harrows.

NSK at Agritechnica: Hall 15, Stand E44.


Picture 1): NSK offers a broad programme of bearing solutions designed from the ground up for agriculture applications. Photo: Kverneland AS

2)  New J-Line housing bearings are manufactured in different sizes, housing types and bearing inserts

3)  Agri Disc Hubs feature large angular contact ball bearings to accommodate high axial and tilting forces, an effective seal and a flange connection for direct mounting on the machine

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