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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.

 

NMB Introduces New 22~40W Programmable LED Driver

The smart design of the new 22~40W LED driver from NMB, wraps cleverly around a brilliant programmable current feature, one single driver covers output currents of 700 to 2200 mA, a 0~10 low voltage dimming function, IP 66 rating, high efficiency and comprehensive protection against short circuit, overvoltage, overload and over temperature.

Chatsworth, CA – Jan 31, 2013 – Flexibility and a smart design mark the introduction of the new 22~40W LED Programmable driver from NMB. One single driver, designed to cover output currents of 700 to 2200 mA. A simple programming function that offers the user the ability to program the driver’s output current, based on specific requirements of their application, a 0~10 low voltage dimming feature, as well as IP66 and comprehensive protection, all surround the new design.

The flexibility of this design is the ability to re-program the driver to adapt to changes in design requirements. Utilizing the practical programming kit (available separately), which includes a clip on programming unit and a USB cable, the desired output current levels can be easily preset or adjusted as your application develops. A simple online Windows based utility, accessible from NMB’s web site, is available for one click programming, making this feature readily effective when designing or installing a complete space or maintaining an array of light sources. The designer or maintenance engineer has the ability to utilize the same programming kit to program as many drivers as necessary.

“This is another brilliant offering from NMB’s lighting business unit. The programmable 22~40W LED driver is designed for retail, track lighting and high bay applications. Our LED driver products are introducing our OEM and distribution customers to NMB’s quality and high volume manufacturing. Our proven expertise in power supply, backlights and cooling products represent a total solution for the solid state and luminaire lighting market,” commented Jonae Wilson, lighting business unit manager for NMB.

This new 22~40W LED driver joins NMB’s 10~20W driver as part of the CLSD programmable driver series. The complete series is available right now directly from Digi-Key, Newark and Arrow. For OEM engineering and design support contact NMB directly.

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.

 

Fan Efficiency, An Increasingly Important Selection Criteria

How important is fan efficiency in the selection of a cooling system? Selecting a cooling fan is no longer about airflow and noise. The true test for a design engineer is the understanding that by selecting an efficient cooling fan system savings in cost of ownership can be realized. Learn how by reading this white paper.

Chatsworth, CA – Oct 9, 2012 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, has released a new white paper titled “Fan Efficiency – An Increasingly Important Selection Criteria

Why is fan efficiency so important? Efficiency is becoming a critical selection parameter for design engineers in their effort to cool telecommunication cabinets, system routers and electronic enclosures. With the advent of efficiency legislation and a growing awareness of cost of ownership, the system engineers find themselves trying to balance the selection process of choosing a cooling fan, not only by looking at the familiar metrics such as airflow and noise, but by selecting a high efficiency cooling system that will represent substantial energy savings to the end user.

This new white paper will take you through the process of understand the determining factors that are required to calculate complete fan efficiency, as well as an awareness of what cooling fan manufacturers are now focusing on when designing a more efficient cooling fan. This new focus from the manufacturers represents new products that significantly increase peak efficiency compared to older designs.

The author, Mr. Nigel D. Strike, principal engineer at NMB’s Cool Tech Engineering Group, has successfully balanced the understanding of the fan selection process and has enhanced the dialog by adding efficiency to the mix in this new white paper.

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 programmable LED 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.