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Minebea Receives LFI 2016 Innovation Award for SALIOT

LFI2016 Award(NMB SALIOT)

Minebea Co., Ltd., has been awarded the LFI 2016 Innovation Award under the category of Track Display Undercabinet and Shelf.  Minebea was presented with this award at the world’s largest annual architectural and tradeshow conference and exhibition, LFI 2016, which took place in San Diego, California.

“As a first time exhibitor at LFI, Minebea is proud to have been recognized with an Innovation Award for SALIOT.   This product represents the advances in technology that the lighting industry is looking for, and it validates Minebea’s entry into this market.” commented Yoshihisa Kainuma, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Minebea.

The SALIOT (Smart Adjustable Light for the Internet Of Things) is an exceptional product.    A smart light that uses a smartphone based app which provides one touch control to adjust the angle, pan, tilt, dimming intensity and zoom of the light.  With a Bluetooth network technology that enables extended range for up to 100 lights, this is the ideal product for applications such as museums, galleries, auto dealerships and high end retail spaces.  The SALIOT not only moves, pans and tilts, but it focuses the lens with the aid of Minebea’s own internal small motors and components. This is made possible by an industry first function enabling the light distribution angle (the angle at which light spreads) to be changed from 10° to 30°, as desired.

For more information on this new product, call us toll free at 1-866-875-0091.

NMB Technologies Corporation is a Minebea Group Company.

About Minebea:  Minebea Co. Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of precision electro-mechanical components, LCD backlights and lighting technologies.  Minebea consists of a global network of subsidiaries, sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, and employs over 70,000 people.  Learn more about Minebea at:  www.minebea.co.jp/english

Minebea to Showcase New LED Products at LFI 2016

Novi, Mi – April 12, 2016 –  Minebea Co., Ltd., NMB Technologies Corporation parent company, and an innovator of LED technologies, will participate in LIGHTFAIR International 2016 Exhibition and Conference, taking place from 26th through 28th in April, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California,

Minebea will sponsor, present and exhibit at LIGHTFAIR International, which is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. The company will display its latest innovations at booth #7017, located in the Sails Pavilion. The Minebea team will also lead two interactive sessions in The HUB lounge, also located in the Sails Pavilion:

  • “Meet the New Smart Adjustable Light for the IoT – Revolutionizing the Lighting Industry,” on Tuesday, April 26                  at 11:30 a.m.
  • “How Smart Cities Become Smarter – Sustainable Technology Solutions You Can Implement Right Now,” on Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Additionally, Minebea Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yoshihisa Kainuma will host an exclusive media luncheon on Tuesday, April 26 at 12:15 p.m. to showcase several products being released to the North American lighting market. Members of the press may request additional details and RSVP to the event by contactingminebea@antennagroup.com. Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Minebea is excited for the opportunity to showcase our latest products in the lighting space at such a significant event,” said Mr. Kainuma, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer.“ LIGHTFAIR is an opportunity for us to take the global stage and meet with the domestic and international lighting community. As the leading international manufacturer of LED products, this is a prime event for us.

Minebea will announce additional details regarding its new products in the weeks ahead.

Image of Minebea’s Booth at the FLI 2016 Sails Pavilion

image : Images of Minebea booth

Booth #7017

 

About Minebea, Co., Ltd.

Minebea Co., Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of precision electro-mechanical components, LCD backlights and lighting technologies.  Minebea consists of a global network of subsidiaries, sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing plants worldwide, and employs over 70,000 people. Learn more about Minebea at www.minebea.co.jp/english.

NMB Technologies Corporation Announces New Corporate Headquarters in MI

 

Novi, MI – April 4, 2016 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, today announced that Novi, Michigan has been chosen as the new location of their corporate headquarters.

The new corporate offices are located at 39830 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI, and currently house all executive and corporate functions as well as business development, engineering, customer service and sales.  Novi, Michigan has been chosen as the new corporate location for NMB because of the close proximity to their automotive customer base, the growth potential that this area holds, and the central geographical location to service the North American market.

NMB’s Chatsworth facility will continue to hold customer service function personnel, as well as financing, IT, human resources, logistics and quality assurance.

NMB Technologies  Corporation looks forward to becoming a familiar part of the landscape in Michigan, and assures their customers that this corporate change will not affect the level of service, quality and support that they are accustomed to from NMB.

 

About NMB – NMB, 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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight and LED lighting products. 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

Minebea to Exhibit Motorized LED Spotlight at Lightfair 2015

 

 

 

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Minebea Co., Ltd., parent company of NMB Technologies Corporation, will participate in Lightfair International 2015 Exhibition and Conference, May 5 ~ 7 in New York City.

Minebea will display the new Motorized LED Spotlight on technology parter CSR’s booth.  The new LED Spotlight was designed using Minebea’s own ultra-thin optical lens technology, for maximum efficiency and high color rendering outcome.   The Motorized LED Spotlight also introduces NMB’s miniature bearings, stepper motors, sensors and a dedicated NMB driver in its design.

Controlling Minebea’s LED Spotlight is the CSR’s CSRmesh™   technology. This technically disruptive Bluetooth® Smart protocol  allows for an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be networked together and controlled directly from a smartphone, tablet, “smart” switch or dimmer.  CSRmesh controls the pan and tilt movements, as well as managing the light angle, light intensity and light distribution functions of the Minebea LED Spotlight.

“This is a great opportunity for Minebea to showcase our lighting technology capabilities to the international lighting community.  We are thrilled to be a part of the CSRmesh ecosystem  and to be able to demonstrate  our new LED Spotlight together with the CSR at Lightfair International this year in New York.”, comments Melody Williams, Director, Lighting Business Development for NMB.

“Minebea’s LED Spotlight just goes to show the flexibility of control that CSRmesh is able to offer to the lighting industry.” says Rick Walker, Senior Product Marketing Manager IoT at CSR. “As well as being able to control the movement and focusing of the spotlight, CSRmesh also allows many spotlights to be controlled either simultaneously in groups, or as individual units, via a smartphone or tablet app.”

Don’t miss this year’s Lightfair International, the largest annual architectural and commercial tradeshow and conference.

Come  and visit Minebea at CSR’s booth # 4079

About Minebea, Co., Ltd – Minebea Co., Ltd is a leading world manufacturer of electro-mechanical components, consisting of a global network of 44 subsidiaries and affiliates in 14 countries, 28 manufacturing plants, 43 sales offices worldwide and over 50,000 employees.  Learn more about Minebea at www.minebea.co.jp/english

About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB, 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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight optical products.  Learn more about NMB Technologies Corporation at www.nmbtc.com

About CSR – At CSR we push every boundary™ to solve challenges and deliver innovations that help customers differentiate and win in the fast-evolving consumer electronics market. Our technologists are improving people’s lifestyles and unlocking the true potential of seamless connectivity and the Internet of Things by developing and integrating silicon, software and services for customers in Voice & Music, Connectivity and Bluetooth® Smart, Automotive Infotainment, Document Imaging and Location. For more information, visit www.csr.com, our blog,YouTubeFacebook or Twitter. For more information on aptX®, the audio codec that has revolutionized the wireless listening experience, visit www.aptx.com.

NMB Adds New Cooling Fans to Popular SB Series

 

 

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New innovative applications in the medical, office equipment and LED lighting design market require cooling fans that offer low power consumption, high air flow and longer life.
NMB has added 3 new frame sizes to the SB fan series that will continue to keep this market cool.

NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company introduces three new sizes to the NMB DC Axial SB Cooling Fan Series. This popular fan series now covers the 60mmX20mm requirement with the new 06020SA fan. It also includes the 08020SA (80mmX20mm) and the larger 11925SA (119mmX25mm) cooling fan. These three new cooling fans reflect NMB’s new part numbering system.
These new sizes are offered in both 12 and 24 volts, and range in CFM from 12.7 to 128.1 for the larger size.
The established SB Series currently offers a 2410SB (60mmX25mm), a 3110SB (80mmX25mm) and a 3610SB (92mmX25mm). The new sizes compliment very well this series and offer added variety to the office equipment, medical equipment and LED lighting designer who requires a wide range of cooling fans for complete thermal control.
These highly rated fans are now offered exclusively through our global authorized distributor, Digi-Key.

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About NMB – NMB, 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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight and LED modules. 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

High Speed, Low Noise and Increased Efficiency in One Small Package from NMB

Two new DC axial cooling fans from NMB offer high speed, high efficiency and low noise in a very compact and powerful package. Designed for the server, telecom and medical applications, where expectations of high reliability in compact spaces is a challenge, these new NMB fans answer the thermal call in a powerful small way.

Chatsworth, CA Jan 16, 2014 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, announced today the availability of two new DC axial cooling fans for OEM consideration.

These new cooling fans are offered in 40 X 28 and 60 X 38 sizes. The single phase motor design, featuring NMB miniature ball bearings, allows for longer life, high speed and increase efficiency in a small package. The 04028DA model offers a CFM range of 13.1 to 20.1. The larger 06038DA fan model offers a 50.5 to 66.4 CFM range. Tach and PWM are offered as custom options for both of these new cooling fans.

Both of these new models have been designed for server, telecom and medical applications, where high reliability, high efficiency and compact spaces represent a large challenge for any design engineer.

These two new additions to the NMB DC axial fan family are available now for OEM interest. If you are an OEM design engineer and would like to sample these new models in your design, please contact NMB directly at 818-341-3355 or www.nmbtc.com, and ask for a consultation with a thermal engineer.


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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight, and LED programmable drivers. 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 Cooling Fan Visual Selection Tool from NMB

A new, easy to use, dynamic online tool that lists and updates NMB’s DC and AC axial cooling fans, impellers and blowers for quick product selection for any application.

Chatsworth, CA ‐ Oct 10, 2013 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, announced the availability of a new online tool for the quick selection of NMB cooling fans. The new Visual Fan Selector includes DC and AC cooling fans, DC impellers and blowers in one cool view. This new tool is completely dynamic, allowing the engineer to quickly select the cooling fan that best benefits their application. The selector encompasses the complete line of cooling fans offered by NMB, displayed by size, air flow, input power, rated voltage, static pressure and noise.

This visual and dynamic tool allows all new NMB cooling products to incorporate immediately to the listing, assuring the engineer that they will always see the most up to date product information. Once the part number has been selected, the engineer is directed to a listing of products, where the data sheet, PQ charts, RoHS Certifications, and 3D CAD drawings in most cases, will be available for review.

Clancy Statz, NMB cooling fan sales manager says, “The fan selector has been built in answer to our engineering community who requires a fast and accurate view of our complete product line. We believe it to be a great addition to our web site, and we look forward to creating more innovative solutions for our customers.”

The Visual Fan Selector can be accessed directly from the front page, and joins other richly constructed tools that make the NMB web site a highly visited stop for engineers.

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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight, and LED programmable drivers. 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 Performance Line of Programmable LED Drivers from NMB

NMB adds to the LED programmable driver family by introducing the new 10~20W Performance Line LED drivers. The Performance Line delivers a single programmable driver that offers output current ranges of 350mA to 2A, 0~10V low voltage dimming and digital PWM dimming function, 130K hours life time at 40°C, as well as RoHS and WEEE Certification.

Chatsworth, CA ‐ Sep 12, 2013 – NMB announced today the release of the new Performance Line of programmable LED driver. The new Performance Line of drivers introduces a unique set of tools to enhance usability, flexibility, scalability and ease of use.

The new programming interface includes a dimming feature that offers a 0~10V analog dimming as well as a PWM digital option, an off-state in stand-by mode is also implemented in this design. The system protection package goes beyond the available standard requirements. It offers automatic 5s short circuit re-start protection, and includes a two system level protection, where by the designer can lower the maximum ambient temperature as well as the maximum operating voltage to match his application requirements. A brightness compensation feature and diagnostics tool completes this package.

The Performance Line is IP20 rated, features a start time of 1 second and is 90% efficient at full load.

The new 10~20W programmable drivers are immediately available from our distributors. For OEM engineering design and support, contact us directly.

NMB’s commitment to research, design and technology development of new products for the CLSD family of programmable LED drivers continues to move in the right direction. The company plans to introduce the new 22~40W Performance Line in the near future.

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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight, and LED programmable drivers. 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 Reveals New Part Numbering System for Cooling Fans

A new part numbering system introduced by NMB, easily identifies the size, width and voltage of AC and DC cooling fans and blowers. The new part numbering system applies only to new manufacturing and new designs, and will not affect the part numbers of products currently on the market.

Chatsworth, CA ‐ June 20, 2013 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, revealed today the adoption of a new part numbering system for their AC and DC axial cooling fans, as well as DC blowers.

The new part numbering system eliminates the difficulty of deciphering the size, thickness and even voltage of NMB’s cooling fans. It immediately identifies the most important parameters necessary for an engineer to select the right cooling fan for his application. For example, NMB’s new part number 12038VA24 will represent a 120mm size fan, 38mm thick, V series, ball bearings, 24 volts.

The company announces that the new part numbering system will be used only on new designs and new manufacturing, and will not touch the legacy part numbers that are currently in the sales channel.

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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight, and LED programmable drivers. 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 Cooling Fans UV/Wet Location Approved

UV / Wet location rating approval has been obtained by NMB for various cooling fans, including the AC axial 4715HS Series, and the 5915PC Series. UV / Wet Location rated cooling fans offer additional protection when outdoor application environment is of great concern.

Chatsworth, CA ‐ June 6, 2013 NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, announced today the availability of UV / Wet Location rated cooling fans for OEM applications. The AC axial 4715HS Series and the 5915PC Series are already available potted, and are now UV/Wet location approved. These cooling fans are suitable for unprotected locations, such as outdoor applications, where the cooling fans receive direct contact with rain, snow or excessive moisture, fog or ocean spray.

NMB already offers a variety of AC and DC cooling fans available potted and IP rated, however, many OEM applications require a thermal solution with a higher level of protection. UV/ Wet location approval represents an added advantage to the OEM when the application environment is a concern.

Wet location approvals, under UL-507, involve testing for a variety of environmental situations, including water spray, humidity conditioning, sealing compound, and thermal cycling, as well as ultraviolet radiation testing (exposure to sunlight) for UV approval.

Are you an OEM with particular environmental requirements for your thermal application? If so, contact NMB directly for a consultation with one of our application engineers at nmbtc.com or call 818-341-3355.

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, as well as a total solutions supplier of backlight, and LED programmable drivers. 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.