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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.

Standard Permanent Magnet Step Motors with Gearbox Now Available

Standard Permanent Magnet Step Motors with Gearbox Now Available

Offered by NMB as standard product, the new permanent magnet step motors with gearbox are ideal for medical and instrumentation applications. Available in sizes from 15mm to 35mm, these new permanent magnet step motors are offered with many standard and customized features, making them the perfect motor for small and precision applications.

Chatsworth, CA – February 25, 2010 – NMB Technologies
Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, introduces a unique new line of standard permanent magnet step motors with gearbox, as an answer to the design engineer who requires a standard motor that is readily available for customization.

The new standard permanent magnet with gearbox (PG) series step motors are available in sizes from 15mm to 35mm. The PG series is an NMB quality permanent magnet step motor with the addition of a gearbox that offers finer resolution with added torque. NMB permanent magnet step motors are manufactured with an injection molded stator designed for heat dissipation. NMB’s vertically integrated manufacturing process ensures that the permanent magnet step motors and 95% of the gearbox are manufactured in-house, resulting in a high-quality performance motor.

"The design engineers have been asking for a standard permanent magnet with gearbox step motor since we released the standard PM series in September last year. The idea that these PG step motors are available in a standard configuration and can be customized and sampled in 3 weeks is very appealing to our customers." says Toni Lee, outsourced sales manager for NMB Technologies Corporation.

Standard and custom features available include three different types of permanent magnets, a variety of shaft lengths, gear and pulley options, as well as lead wire or connectors and custom and standard shaped mounting plates.

The new permanent magnet with gearbox step motors (PG) series is available for sampling immediately through our distribution partners and direct sales. Customizable motors in small quantities are available for delivery in 3 weeks. Production minimum quantity is 250 pieces with a lead time of 14 weeks.

For more information regarding availability and more custom options, please contact NMB Technologies Corporation at 847-981-5190 or e-mail NMB’s motor group at motors@nmbtc.com

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.

PIB Opens New Clean Room Facilities for Re-lubrication of Miniature Bearings

Chatsworth, CA – September 23, 2010 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, and Pacific International Bearing, Inc., (PIB), an NMB miniature bearing distributor located in Northern California, announce the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art clean room facilities.

PIB’s new clean room facilities include a Mettler-Toledo precision weight scale machine, which is exceptionally fast and accurate. This machine accelerates the weighing process ultimately leading to shorter lead times for the re-lubrication of miniature bearings. New equipment at this facility also includes a Nikon Stereoscopic Zoom microscope, with superb optical performance and the highest zoom magnification in its class; a powerful tool for handling NMB miniature bearings that range in sizes from .1181 to 1.000 inch (3mm to 26mm).

PIB currently has an extensive stock of lubricants for all applications. Their services include modification of bearings by removing or adding shields, seals and retainers. The seals, shields and retainers are part of the on-hand stock that PIB carries for this purpose. They clean and degrease bearings, vacuum pack and label to customer’s specifications, and they accept large or small orders. Complete documentation and traceability is part of their service with a quick turn around time of 1 to 3 days, depending on size of order.

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 Pacific International Bearing, Inc. – Located in Union City, California, Pacific International Bearing, Inc. (PIB), specializes in miniature and precision bearings. Their services include JIT, quick turn around and cost effective products, all handled from a 24,000 square foot warehouse. For more information on PIB please visit http://www.pacificbearingsales.com

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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 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 to exhibit Hybrid, Permanent Magnet and Brushless Motors at Pittcon 2012

March 6, 2012 – Chatsworth, CA – NMB Technologies Corporation will be taking part in the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, the Pittcon 2012 show, by exhibiting hybrid, permanent magnet and brushless small motors, as well as miniature ball bearings and cooling fans

NMB motors are used in medical devise designs for laboratory automation and clinical analysis equipment, such as sample transport and preparation systems, plate readers, liquid and specimen handling systems, storage retrieval systems, in vitro diagnostic equipment and chromatography.

The lab equipment and medical design engineer requires devises that produce consistent and precise results. NMB enters the design phase by introducing highly reliable and accurate hybrid and permanent magnet step motors. These motors are manufactured with NMB’s miniature precision ball bearings, established in the industry as a long life, low noise and precise components.

NMB also offers a varied line of brushless motors with extensive durability, a higher degree of efficiency and a small footprint that make them essential for medical applications, optics and precision engineering designs.

All these motor products, as well as NMB’s miniature precision bearings and cooling fan solutions will be exhibited at the Pittcon Show 2012, booth # 1160. Come talk to our engineers and take a peek at our line of products.

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’s Weather Resistant AC Fans Now in Stock at Digi-Key

Looking for IP54 rated AC fans? Look no further, Digi-Key is currently stocking inventory of NMB’s high performance, weather resistant rated, AC cooling fans.

Chatsworth, CA – June 15, 2010 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, announced today that Digi-Key, one of the fastest growing electronic distributors in the world, and an NMB distribution partner, is currently stocking NMB’s weather resistant AC fans, in sizes 119mm X 38mm and 172mm X 150mm X 38mm.

Designed and manufactured for harsh environment applications, the NMB weather resistant AC fan series is perfect for applications such as industrial machines, inverters and chargers; as well as for outdoor applications where dust and water are present, including solar power systems, security systems, marine products, electronic enclosures/control cabinets, and telecommunications equipment.

With airflow from 116 to 222 CFM, these NMB fans are low noise, high flow, and high pressure, and are offered with custom metal blades and environmentally friendly potting technology. Plastic blades are also offered potted and high voltage (115VAC and 230VAC). A fully encapsulated motor design, using epoxy resin material and labyrinth structure, produces a fan series that is impervious to dirt, oil and moisture. Custom features include dust and water resistance (IP54), metal blades, dual voltage and 3 Faston terminals # 110. Plastic impellers, aluminum casing and impedance/thermal protection, as well as dual, maintenance free, ball bearings are all part of the standard features.

Contact Digi-Key today for more information on performance data and same day shipping of NMB product.  Digi-Key also holds a large inventory of NMB’s AC and DC cooling fans and blowers in standard sizes and for all types of applications and performance requirements.

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, 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 e-mail us
at info@nmbtc.com

About Digi-Key Corporation – As one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than 1.7 million products from over 440 quality name-brand manufacturers. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key #2 for Overall Performance for 18 consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Additional information and access to Didi-Key’s broad product offering is available here.