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NMB to Introduce New Programmable LED Driver at the SIL Show

Feb 1, 2012 – Chatsworth, CA – NMB will be introducing the new programmable LED dimmable driver series at the Strategies in Light (SIL) tradeshow coming up February 7 ~ 9, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. Come and visit NMB at booth # 711

Make your plans now to visit NMB at the Strategies in Light tradeshow in Santa Clara. Come and experience the flexible nature of the programmable design platform for this new series, which facilitates rapid modification for customer specific applications. With an easy to use 4-pin connector programming box and USB adapter cable, this programming utility will recognize the NMB driver model and it will display the optimized factory setting. The user can now change the settings for the output current that will be most beneficial to the application. The programming kit can be used to program as many drivers as necessary.

Offered as an off the shelf, easy to use standard driver design, this new CLSD Series includes a 0-10V low voltage dimming function, as well a comprehensive protection against short-circuit, overvoltage, overload and over temperature. With ingress protection rating that meets IP66 specifications; these new NMB programmable LED drivers are the perfect solution for applications where dust or environmental moisture is a concern.

NMB’s programmable LED dimmable drivers are now available at Newark, Digi-Key and Arrow.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, and it has now introduced a new programmable LED driver under NMB Lighting. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

NMB Introduces a New Standard in LED Programmable Dimmable Drivers

Jan 19, 2012– Chatsworth, CA – Designed with a programmable function, NMB’s new LED driver offers high efficiency, 10W to 20W power rating, and a 0 to 10W voltage dimming function. The programming function presents the unique opportunity to program a wide range of output current with just a few models, while the old standard in driver design requires up to 10 models to cover the same output current range. A New “standard” is now available from NMB.

Satisfying market requirements for a single driver that would cover a wide range of output current and voltages, NMB introduces a new series of LED dimmable and programmable drivers sure to become the standard of the industry. This new CLSD Series of LED drivers has been designed with the unique capability to program a wide range of output current with just a few models, while the rest of the available drivers in the market require up to 10 models to cover the same range.

The flexible nature of NMB’s CLSD Series design platform facilitates rapid modification for customer specific applications. Output current levels can be preset by the system designer or adjusted as the application develops. The complete LED programmable driver set up is available from NMB’s web site. With an easy to use 4-pin connector programming box and USB adapter cable, this programming utility will recognize the NMB driver model and it will display the optimized factory setting. The user can now change the settings for the output current that will be most beneficial for his application. The user also has the ability to utilize the same programming kit to program as many drivers as necessary to satisfy his lighting design.

Offered as an off the shelf, easy to use standard driver design, this new CLSD Series includes a 0-10V low voltage dimming function, as well as comprehensive protection against short-circuit, overvoltage, overload and over temperature. With ingress protection rating that meets IP66 specifications; these new NMB programmable LED drivers are the perfect solution for applications where dust or environmental moisture is a concern.

The new series of programmable LED drivers are offered in low current, 10W ~ 20W, with an efficiency rate at full load of 85%, and are designed to support system life requirements greater than 130,000 hours. Both the LED driver and the Programming Kit are available right now directly from Digi-Key and Newark.

This new NMB Lighting series is a simple and elegant design solution to the many requirements that the LED market continues to demand.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies, and it has now introduced a new programmable LED driver under NMB Lighting. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

NMB Updates Customers on Thailand Factories

Gerry Fay, president of NMB Technologies Corporation, has sent a letter to NMB customers on the flood situation in Thailand. Thailand is a major manufacturing hub for NMB products, producing miniature ball bearings, and small motors as well as other electro-mechanical components for the NMB brand.

October 21, 2011– Chatsworth, CA – Gerry Fay, president of NMB Technologies Corporation, updates customers on the current situation with NMB factories in Thailand.

Below is the complete letter, as it was sent to NMB customers:


Dear Customer,

By now, you may be aware of the flood situation in Thailand. It is affecting more and more areas with serious impact, impeding the roads, airports and other infrastructure.

We would like to inform you that a part of our production is located in Thailand and could be influenced by the current flood situation (Force Majeure). Minebea takes considerable effort to avoid any production stoppage or delay in its deliveries to its customers.

For the moment we do not expect any delay in our deliveries to you. If there are any indications that may result in any such delay we will inform you promptly so as to avoid or minimize damage to our customers.

If you have any queries or need more information please contact your NMB Product Support Representative who will provide you with the information requested.

Signed by Gerry Fay – President of NMB Technologies Corporation

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

NMB Bearings Now Available at Motion Industries

NMB and Motion Industries have signed a distribution agreement that recognizes Motion Industries as an authorized distributor of NMB’s miniature and instrument ball bearings. This agreement takes effect immediately. Motion Industries will be selling NMB bearings online and direct.

October 4, 2011– Chatsworth, CA – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, and Motion Industries, a Genuine Parts Company, have signed a distribution partnership agreement that recognizes Motion Industries as an authorized distributor of NMB’s miniature ball bearings.

NMB’s miniature ball bearings range in size from .1180 to 1.000 inch outside diameter. NMB bearings are manufactured in martensitic stainless steel or chrome steel material with shields and seals enclosures, a variety of ABEC grades, and a wide lubrication selection specially designed to fit today’s applications.

“Motion Industries will play a vital role in NMB’s expansion of our miniature ball bearing distribution program. We are excited about serving more customers through Motion’s active knowledge in our markets and their powerful reach online” commented Pat Bernie, ball bearing distribution manager for NMB Technologies Corporation.

A wide selection of NMB’s miniature ball bearings in standard sizes is available for sale directly from Motion Industries’ web site, or by contacting any of their office locations throughout the United States and Canada.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

About Motion Industries – Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 500 operations including ten distribution centers throughout North American and serves more than 140,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries. Motion Industries, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts company (NYSE:GPC). For more information on Motion Industries please visit: http://www.motionnmb.com/index.asp, or contact them directly at 800-526-9328.

Minebea’s Cool Leaf Keyboard Now Available in Canada

NMB announces the introduction of the new COOL LEAF keyboard into the Canadian market. The new COOL LEAF keyboard is a highly sophisticated and refined input device that represents the new standard in usability and aesthetics. Available now to preview and purchase directly from ergocanada.com, or to fully experience this new keyboard, see it in person at the upcoming HSE Canada 2011 Conference and Tradeshow in Toronto.

September 19, 2011– Chatsworth, CA – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, and ErgoCanada, a division of the Micwil Group of Companies, announced today the introduction to the Canadian market of the COOL LEAF keyboard, a new next generation input device. NMB and ergocanadan.com have partnered to introduce this beautifully designed keyboard for sale on line at ergocanada.com, as well as in person at the HSE Canada 2011 Conference and Tradeshow in Toronto.

The new Minebea COOL LEAF Keyboard is a highly sophisticated, next generation, input device that represents Minebea’s state of the art backlighting technology, as well as their proven expertise on keyboard manufacturing. Designed by world renowned Dr. Kazuo Kawazaki, the flat, mirror like surface of this keyboard panel embraces a new standard of design and usability. The COOL LEAF keyboard, thanks to its material composition, is easy to clean, and is ideal for any application where cleanliness, keyboard legend lighting in dim light situations, or contemporary design aesthetics are required.

Ergocanada.com will have the COOL LEAF keyboards on display at the HSE Canada 2011 Health, Safety and Environment Conference and Tradeshow, taking place September 27 and 28, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Come and view this new state of the art keyboard at the ergocanada.com booth number 319. Register for free with your own VIP Invitation and experience for yourself the COOL LEAF keyboard at the HSE Conference and Tradeshow. Don’t miss this experience, register for free today.

The COOL LEAF keyboard is compatible with Windows® XP, Windows® Vista and Windows® 7. A Mac Version of this very “cool” design is also in the works.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

About ErgoCanada – ErgoCanada, a division of the Micwil Group of Companies Ltd., provides an ergonomics portal with a focus on ergonomic products for computer workstations. ErgoCanada works collaboratively with ergonomic professionals, corporate clients and consumers to provide a source for ergonomic products in Canada, as well as a reliable reference source for information on the latest products available. ErgoCanada offers one of the most comprehensive listings of ergonomic input devices and accessories on the web, and provides detailed technical specifications on all their products. ErgoCanada continues to grow with an expansive range of products and manufacturers. Come experience a large array of new products and information at http://www.ergocanada.com

NMB and Dynamism Partner to bring Minebea’s COOL LEAF Keyboard to the Consumer Market

Now available directly to the consumer, the new COOL LEAF Keyboard is a beautifully designed, next generation input device. With a mirror like flat surface while turned off, the device comes alive when turned on, as the keyboard characters appear on the surface, lighted from beneath, as if floating. This beautiful piece of new technology is now available at dynamism.com

 

July 26, 2011 – Chatsworth, CA – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, announced today the introduction of Minebea’s new COOL LEAF Keyboard into the U.S. consumer market by partnering with Dynamism, an on-line retailer of high end Japanese consumer technology.

The new Minebea COOL LEAF Keyboard is a highly sophisticated, next generation, input device that represents Minebea’s state of the art backlighting technology, coupled with their keyboard manufacturing expertise. Designed by world renowned Dr. Kazuo Kawazaki, the flat, mirror like surface of this keyboard panel makes it easy to clean, and ideal for any application where cleanliness, dim light or contemporary design aesthetics are required.

As a recognized on-line retailer of Japanese technology, Dynamism reaches directly into the consumer market, NMB will concentrate on introducing the COOL LEAF keyboard to industrial markets. “The partnership with Dynamism represents a great opportunity for NMB to reach the high end consumer market, and we are extremely excited at developing this new relationships with a specialty distributor focused on this segment”, comments Jim Thompson, business unit manager for NMB Technologies Corporation.

The COOL LEAF keyboard is compatible with Windows® XP, Windows® Vista and Windows® 7. A Mac Version of this very “cool” design is also in the works.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

 

New High Performance TurboFan DC Series from NMB

The new DC axial TurboFan Series is specially designed for applications where high pressure performance and efficiency is required. The TurboFan Series is built with an integral stationary blade, a single rotor/impeller and a casing designed for aerodynamics and efficiency optimization. A neodymium magnetic material and a bearing lubricant developed by NMB not only contributes in increasing fan life and reliability of the ball bearing, but also in achieving high magnetic flow density in fan design.

Chatsworth, CA – May 24, 2011 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, announced today the release of the new DC axial TurboFan Series. These new cooling fans are specially designed for applications where performance and efficiency is required. The new TurboFan Series is available in frame sizes of 40X28mm, 40X48mm, 40X56mm and 80X56mm.

The TurboFans have been designed with an integral stationary blade for increased pressure and efficiency, and a single high speed impeller and casing design for aerodynamics optimization. High magnetic flow density is achieved with a neodymium magnetic material design and a high speed bearing lubricant developed by NMB increases the life and reliability of the ball bearings.

“The new design considerations for the TuboFan Series represent a highly efficient fan motor that is the ideal solution for next generation high end server applications where energy efficiency is most needed”. commented Fernando Palarca, fan product manager for NMB Technologies Corporation.

Standard features for the TurboFan Series include speed control via PWM, open collector tach output, dual NMB ball bearings, auto restart, and reverse polarity protection, among others. TurboFan samples are currently available at Digi-Key in the following series: 1611FT, 1619FT, 1622FT as well as the 3122FT. Lead time of 16 weeks applies to manufacturing orders.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans, keyboards, precision small motors, and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

 

New IP54 Rated DC Cooling Fan Series from NMB

The new DC cooling fans from NMB are offered in a variety of custom features, including a fully encapsulated motor, oil and water resistant with an IP54 rating. The new VL cooling fan models are designed for industrial machines, solar photovoltaic power systems, and telecommunication equipment, as well as other applications where varying environmental conditions require optimal cooling performance.

 

Chatsworth, CA –March 29, 2011 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, introduces a new series of DC axial cooling fans that offer a variety of custom features, including IP54 oil and water resistant, fan performance sensor and thermal control.

The VL Series is available in dimensions of 40X20mm, 92X25mm, 120X38mm, and 150X172X50mm, in 12, 24 and 48 VDC. Standard features include auto restart, reverse polarity protection, low noise and high flow, as well as NMB dual ball bearings. Custom features offer this new NMB cooling fan series with an encapsulated motor designed for harsh environment applications IP54 rated. Other custom features include locked rotor output, open collector tach output, PWM, and soft start inrush current.

This new series has been designed with a new casing and impeller offering improved airflow, a single phase motor technology for low power consumption and a larger motor than some of NMB’s other models.

The VL Standard Series is currently available from our authorized distribution partners, as well as direct for OEM sales. Custom IP54 fans are available at lead time.

 

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.

 

NMB Factory and Supply Chain Status Update

Date: March 22, 2011

NMBTC would like to update our customers regarding our employees and supply chain status following the devastating events that have unfolded in Japan this month. Fortunately, all of our employees who reside or were traveling in Japan are accounted for and safe. All of our factories in Japan are in full operation as well.

The vast majority of our manufactured products are supplied by our factories in Thailand, China, and Singapore. We are not experiencing any change to our production or delivery schedules at this time.

We are currently reviewing our supply chain status. At this time we do not face any immediate parts or raw materials shortages. It is our practice to keep three months’ inventory of raw materials on hand and in transit during normal operations. We will inform our customers if any delivery or schedule changes should occur.

Due to transportation and other infrastructure issues, some of our staff in Japan are working offsite for the short term. We may experience some delays in response time when requesting information from Japan operations. Your patience as we work through these issues is much appreciated.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding our supply chain. We will assist you in every possible way.

 

Minebea Announces Disaster Relief Donation

NMB Technologies Corporation’s parent company, Minebea Co., Ltd. announces corporate donation for the relief efforts in Japan.

 

Tokyo, Japan – March 17, 2011 – Minebea Co., Ltd. (“Minebea”) announced today that it has decided to provide JPY 50 million to earthquake relief donation to the people and regions affected by the off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake to support recovery efforts in the communities affected by the earthquake and tsunamis. In the meantime, Minebea Group employees are now running their fund-raising campaign to supplement the donation.

In addition, the Group will provide every possible assistance in relief and recovery of the people and the region affected by the disaster. Minebea is planning to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its incorporation in July 2011. Aside from the aforementioned relief donations, Minebea has decided that the company, in principle, will divert all the expenses planned to be used for the anniversary celebration events to the donation for recovery efforts. The details will be announced as soon as the plan is finalized precisely.

The Minebea Group expresses its heartfelt sympathy to people who suffer from the disaster and sincerely hopes that the affected area will make earliest possible recovery and the people in the region will be able to live safely soon.

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components, including cooling fans and blowers, precision small motors and mechanical bearing assemblies. NMB products can be found in the personal computing, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment, home electronics, and automotive, medical and industrial markets. For more information on NMB Technologies Corporation visit: http://www.nmbtc.com or contact us directly.