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NSK linear drives in Modig’s milling centres put finishing and roughing in a new dimension

2018-12-17

NSK linear drives in Modig’s milling centres put finishing and roughing in a new dimension The RigiMill high-speed machining centre from Swedish manufacturer Modig holds the world record for high-speed milling. During an in-house exhibition, the machine removed 1001 cubic inches of ch...

Root cause analysis of bearing damage in wind turbines

2018-12-11

Root cause analysis of bearing damage in wind turbines The symptoms of bearing damage known as White Structure Flaking, which occur in wind turbines as well as other drive systems, typically become noticeable very early, well before the end of the bearing's expected service life. The...

NSK develops world’s first hydraulic load detection device

2018-12-07

NSK develops world’s first hydraulic load detection device In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles,...

NSK supplies high-performance bearings for electric vehicle

2018-12-07

NSK supplies high-performance bearings for electric vehicle NSK is supplying the rotor shaft bearings for the front and rear axle drives of an electric SUV (sports utility vehicle) being built by a European car manufacturer. Although this is the first project of its type for NSK in E...

Switching to NSK boosts linear guide life by a factor of nine

2018-12-04

Switching to NSK boosts linear guide life by a factor of nine A UK-based manufacturer of hygienic wipes (wet wipes) is enjoying the benefits of replacing standard linear guides with those manufactured by NSK. After experiencing persistent and expensive breakdown situations, the comp...

NSK’s Peterlee plant receives Nissan Quality Award

2018-11-19

NSK’s Peterlee plant receives Nissan Quality Award NSK Bearings Europe, Peterlee plant has received recognition from Nissan Europe in the form of a prestigious quality award . The plant manufactures bearing products used in automobiles. The Regional Supplier Quality Award was...

Switch to NSK high-performance bearings saves nearly Euro 140,000

2018-11-19

Switch to NSK high-performance bearings saves nearly Euro 140,000 When a UK-based company was experiencing constant bearing failures on an autoclave bogie wheel assembly , expert guidance from NSK was sought to resolve the issue.   On average, the customer was witnessing bearing...

New NSK flyer details latest roller bearings for continuous casting machines

2018-11-12

New NSK flyer details latest roller bearings for continuous casting machines NSK has published a new flyer that details the full complement of recently introduced NUB series cylindrical roller bearings for continuous casting machines . Information is included on five newly released...

NSK opens training centres and announces new course programme

2018-11-05

NSK opens training centres and announces new course programme NSK has announced a new training programme designed to help bearing users learn ways of maximising machine reliability and profitability by improving their skills and knowledge in this important technology area. In tande...

High-capacity NSK Angular Contact Ball Bearings offer longer life

2018-11-05

High-capacity NSK Angular Contact Ball Bearings offer longer life NSK has released a new high-capacity angular contact ball bearing with a pressed steel cage. By using larger ball sizes, the new high-capacity bearing offers 1.2 – 1.6 times longer fatigue life than the current bearing...

NSK design strategies enhance performance of offshore wind turbines

2018-10-19

NSK design strategies enhance performance of offshore wind turbines Two key factors are demanded of bearings used in wind energy systems: high performance and high service life under harsh conditions. This observation is especially the case in the offshore segment, where the capacitie...

NSK Self-Lube bearings help food plant save over €54,000 a year

2018-10-04

NSK Self-Lube bearings help food plant save over €54,000 a year As a result of pillow block bearings that were failing every six weeks on the multiple-belt dough-prove section of a process line, a UK-based tortilla wrap manufacturer turned to NSK for help. Investigations by NSK’s expe...

NSK releases new video - NSK Motion Solutions

2018-09-25

NSK releases new video - NSK Motion Solutions NSK has released a new movie about the availability from a single source of its premium linear guides, ball screws, super precision bearings and support bearings . Entitled “ NSK Motion Solutions ”, the film also highlights NSK’s comprehe...

NSK Triple-Lip Sealed Bearing Units save €13,000 a year at animal feed plant

2018-09-10

NSK Triple-Lip Sealed Bearing Units save €13,000 a year at animal feed plant Suffering from regular bearing failures on a feed conveyor at an animal feed production plant, the company’s maintenance team contacted NSK to see if the issue could be resolved. The investigations conducted...

NSK steering column offers greater driver safety

2018-09-10

NSK steering column offers greater driver safety NSK has developed a tilt and telescopic steering column with improved collision safety thanks to a new design of breakaway structure that improves reliability in an impact situation. In addition, the new unit is lighter for enhanced fue...

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime

2018-09-03

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime Bearings are highly-stressed drive components which, over a period of time, become susceptible to wear. With this in mind, it is particularly important to include bearings when developing a maintenance plan, as this strategy will help ext...

Condition monitoring for bearings improves grinding process

2018-08-13

Condition monitoring for bearings improves grinding process Monitoring the condition of bearings is not only a way to detect the need for their replacement, but a way to draw conclusions about the state of the entire machine or system. To illustrate the benefits of NSK’s Condition Mon...

Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings

2018-08-10

Food plant saves €52,000 after switching to Molded-Oil bearings Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Molded-Oil bearings from NSK , a British snack food manufacturing plant is saving more than €52,000 a year after replacing the existing bearings in a seven-trac...

NSK’s vibration control boosts comfort and speed on trains

2018-08-07

NSK’s vibration control boosts comfort and speed on trains A vibration-control actuator has been developed by NSK to help improve ride comfort and facilitate higher travel speeds on trains . The innovation is based on a ball-screw type actuator to suppress the lateral vibrations...

Bearing failure prevention starts from day one

2018-08-02

Bearing failure prevention starts from day one The mounting of bearings is a practice that requires the correct knowledge and skills. Historically, this task has seen maintenance personnel make a certain amount of mistakes, which consequently have reduced the lifespan of bearings. Fur...