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IKO Products Supporting Technology Development
Nippon Thompson developed Needle Roller Bearings first time in Japan using its own technology, and used that advanced technology as a foundation for entering into the field of linear motion rolling guides (Linear Way Series and Mechatronics Series).
Currently, we are supporting the development of technology with the first-of-its-kind C-Lube Maintenance Free Series and a rich array of other creative products that respond to diversifying customer needs.
Primary Product Applications
|Electronics-related Devices and Equipment||Widely used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment for devices such as computers and LCD TVs, display manufacturing equipment, electronic component mounting machines, electronic parts testing and inspection equipment, etc.|
|Precision Devices||IKO products are known for their high quality and accuracy, and are used to maintain the reliability of parts for precision instruments such as laboratory measuring instruments and hospital medical equipment.|
|Industrial Equipment||IKO products are also used for various machines that are indispensable in industry, such as robots (drawing much attention in recent years), construction machines, printing machines and textile machines.|
|Machine Tools||They are also used for elements such as lathes, machining centers, multi-axis machining centers, grinding machines and electric discharge machines, contributing to manufacturing in Japan with their high accuracy.|
|Transportation Equipment||They are also used for transportation equipment such as automobiles, motorcycles, railcars and aircraft, in order to achieve comfortable travel and safety.|
High-quality and high-performance products developed by IKO's technologies
Linear Motion Rolling Guides / Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series
Positioning mechanism friction has been reduced.
Extensive models and sizes
Elements that enable smooth motion and precise positioning of the linear motion parts of machines. Various product types such as rail guide type Linear Ways, Linear Roller Ways and shaft guide type Linear Ball Splines are available, in abundant sizes from the world's smallest rail width of 1 mm to ultra-large sizes. They are used in fields such as state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing equipment, large machine tools and construction machinery.
Needle Roller Bearings
Developed in-house for the first time in Japan.
Withstanding heavy loads and contributing to miniaturization
Bearings for rotary motion that incorporate needle-shaped thin rollers in rolling elements, developed in-house by Nippon Thompson for the first time in Japan. With low sectional height, they can withstand large loads, and are mounted on various equipment such as conveying equipment, printing machines, industrial robots and construction machines as mechanical elements contributing to compact equipment.
Linear Motion Rolling Guides / Mechatronics Series
Integral positioning tables that lead to reduction of designing and assembly steps
Integral precision positioning tables developed through the integration of precision machining technology and electronics. They help reduce the number of design and assembly processes by providing the positioning table, control electrical components, and friction reduction mechanism in one. They are used in a wide range of fields as positioning mechanisms for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, flat panel display manufacturing equipment, various precision equipment, etc.