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Linear Motion and Bearings

When you’re facing a linear motion requirement — whether it’s general machinery, optical equipment or high-precision measurement machines — NB has your solution. Decades of experience to designing and manufacturing award-winning linear rails, slides, bearings, and guides have been applied to a vast array of industry needs.

NB products combine compact size, high-load capacity, flexible mounting options and high resistance to demanding environments.

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Product Lineup

Slide Guides (Linear Guide)

Nippon Bearing Slide GuideThe SLIDE GUIDE is a high-precision and high-rigidity linear guide designed to utilize the motion of rolling elements. They have numerous advantageous characteristics including low friction, no stick/slip, and smooth linear motion even under high load conditions. Since they can maintain their high-efficiency and high-functionality characteristics for an extended period of time, they meet a wide range of needs, from general industrial to precision machinery.

  • Needle Roller Guide – EXRAIL®
  • Linear Guides – SGL Type
  • Linear Guide – SGW Type
  • Miniature Linear Guides – SEB Type
  • Miniature Crossed Roller Linear Guides – SER Type

Ball Spline, Stroke Ball Spline

Nippon Bearing Ball SplineThe BALL SPLINE is a linear motion mechanism utilizing the recirculating motion of ball elements. It can be used in a wide variety of applications including robotics and transport type equipment.

  • Ball Spline SSP/SSPM
  • Rotary Ball Spline SPR
  • Rotary Ball Spline SPB
  • Stroke Ball Spline
  • Ball Screw Splines

Slide Ways (Cross Roller Guide)

Nippon Bearing Slide Ways
The SLIDE WAY is a non-recirculating crossed roller slide way utilizing precision rollers. It is used primarily in optical and measurement equipment where high precision movement is required. Precision rollers are used as rotating elements. Since they do not recirculate, there is less frictional resistance fluctuation. Additionally, there is little or no difference between the static and dynamic frictional resistances.

  • Cross Roller Linear Slide Guides/Slide Way
  • Cross Roller Slide Tables
  • Miniature Ball Slide SYBS
  • Curved Cross Roller Guides – Gonio Way

Slide Bushes (Linear Bushings)

Nippon Bearing Slide BushThe NB SLIDE BUSH is a Linear Ball Bushing utilizing the recirculating motion of ball elements. This consists of the outer cylinder and a ball retainer that guide the circulation of the ball elements, resulting in smooth linear motion. Moreover, SLIDE BUSH is fully compatible with a variety of Linear Shaft types. Pillow Block Units and Flanged Bushings provide excellent installation environments.

  • Linear Bushing | NB Slide Bush
  • TOPBALL® Series
  • Linear Stroke Rotary Bushing – SR Type
  • Slide Rotary Bush SRE Type
  • Slide Rotary Bush RK Type

Linear Stages (Actuator)

Nippon Bearing Linear Stages NB ActuatorThe NB ACTUATOR is a compact single axis linear actuator which integrates a slide guide and precision ball screw. BG type offers compact dimensions and outperforms conventional positioning tables. This is made possible by a unique “U” shaped guide rail and slide block which provides multiple functions of a guide block and a ball screw nut combined into a single unit.

Slide Screws

Nippon Bearing Slide Screw
The SLIDE SCREW converts rotational motion into linear motion by utilizing the friction between radial ball bearings and a shaft. This simple mechanism eases maintenance and installation work. The SLIDE SCREW is most commonly used as transport devices in many types of machines, and is not intended for accurate positioning requirements.

Shafts & Spindles

The NB SHAFT is a linear shafting that can be used in a wide range of applications as mechanical components from straight shafts to the SPINDLE shafts. NB’s expertise in machining and heat-treatment turns into manufacturing spindle shafts, roll shafts, and general machinery shafts for rotational motion. NB’s high accuracy technology answers various shaft machining requirements.

Stroke Bushes

The STROKE BUSH is a linear and rotational motion mechanism utilizing the rotational motion of ball elements between an outer cylinder and a shaft. It is compact and can withstand high loading. The retainer is made of a light metal alloy with high wear resistance. Smooth motion is achieved under high-speed and highacceleration conditions. Although the linear motion is limited to a specific stroke length, the combined rotation and stroke motion is achieved with very little frictional resistance. The NB STROKE BUSH can be conveniently used in a variety of applications.

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