NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) today announced that it has won the CHO MONOZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award – NPO Manufacturing Life and Civilization Chairman’s Award.
NSK’s award-winning manipulation system for micro applications is a product of NSK’s joint research with the Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA), combining precision positioning drive technology with state-of-the-art image processing technology. This results in easy-to-use, high-precision manipulation of minute objects, and improved efficiency through a more compact design, and automation. This system has been highly praised as a technology that will contribute to the progress of future developmental biology.
As a manufacturer of mechanical components based on its Motion and Control technologies, NSK has been contributing to the advancement of a variety of industries through the development of mechatronics and mechanical components such as bearings. In recent years NSK has also expanded its development activities into such fields as robotics, sensors and bio-MEMS. NSK is dedicated to applying its world-class technical capabilities to meet the future, state-of-the-art needs of industries around the world.
Overview of Award
|Award information||CHO MONOZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award – NPO Manufacturing Life and Civilization Chairman’s Award|
|Award recipient||Manipulation System for Micro Applications|
|Press Release||Improved Manipulation System for Micro Applications|
CHO MONOZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award
Monozukuri Promotion Council, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This award was established in 2004 as a way to rediscover the power of Japanese manufacturing as the unsung hero that contributes to Japanese industries and society, recognizing parts and components that contribute to Japanese manufacturing. The award focuses on six fields: machinery, automobiles, electrical/electronic equipment, environmental, health/medical equipment, and daily living.