NSK leverages the competencies of its worldwide manufacturing facilities to bring products closer to the company’s local customer base and reduce lead times. A case in point is NH/NS series linear guides, which are produced at NSK’s UK plant in Newark. As well as stocking standard units, the Newark factory has extensive manufacturing capabilities to ensure that requests for specific lengths, coatings, seals and grease – for example – can be fulfilled in short lead times.
NH/NS series linear guides offer double the lifespan of conventional products due to the inclusion of features like specially developed ball groove geometry. Further benefits include high dynamic load rating, high productivity, long maintenance intervals, low noise output, ease of installation and standard accuracy that exceeds conventional alternatives.
With so much to offer, the NH/NS series is a popular selection for applications wherever accurate, smooth, even linear motion is required. Typical uses include machine tools, robots, laboratory automation, medical imaging equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, automotive systems, factory automation and healthcare equipment.
The centrally located Newark plant manufactures and houses extensive stocks of NH/NS linear guides in sizes 15 to 45, supporting demand from across the UK and Europe. However, for customers that have a specific demand, the in-house workshop is well equipped to meet special orders. For instance, advanced equipment is in place to ensure rail can be cut to the precise length required. In addition, the workshop is able to provide durable surface treatments that include Duralloy and Raydent, while stainless steel versions are also stocked.
NH/NS linear guides allow a combination of rails and bearings to be used with popular options such as the NSK K1 lubrication unit for long-term, maintenance-free operation. A further capability at Newark is the potential modification of NSK K1 units in line with specific customer requirements.
As a result of the extensive in-house competencies at Newark, customers in the UK benefit from short lead times for NH/NS linear guides that meet specific requests, typically 5-10 days from order placement.
A virtual tour of the linear guide manufacturing facility at Newark can be viewed at