Introduction of New Low-Particle-Emission, Low-Torque Ball Bearing by NSK
NSK has developed a new Low-Particle-Emission, Low-Toque Ball Bearings to be implemented in conveyor systems for producing the high performance film used in LCD TV and solar cell applications. The new bearing has been designed to minimize emission of grease particles caused by bearing rotation, while utilizing minimal amount of force for rotation in preventing wrinkling and tearing of the film.
The new bearing has been designed with a thin film grease lubrication technology, ideal for applications requiring low torque and better particle emission performance which is 1/100 that of existing products, furthermore the new bearing features a friction loss that is 60% of existing products. NSK is targeting annual sales of 2 billion JPY by 2012.