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NMB Technologies Corporation Announces Richard LaPlace as new Company President

Novi, MI – August 14, 2017 – NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi Group company, has announced the appointment of Richard LaPlace as President of NMB Technologies Corporation.  Richard LaPlace is succeeding Gerry Fay, who has transferred to New Hampshire Ball Bearing, a sister company to NMB Technologies Corp.

Richard LaPlace brings 20 years of experience with NMB, and a rich knowledge of MinebeaMitsumi’s global business to this new position.  His experience and long tenure in sales management and global business management, and most recently as Director of Sales and Motor Product, places him as the best choice to take on the helm of the company.

“I am honored to be able to continue my history with NMB in such a role, and to be a part of the outstanding growth of our company,” commented Richard.  “I will continue to foster the development of new products and new technologies for the markets we serve in North America, including automotive, medical and industrial, and I will work to lead NMB to continued success.”

Richard LaPlace holds a BA in Business Management and currently resides in Austin, TX.  Richard and his family will be relocating to Novi, MI, where the company headquarters are located.

 

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About NMB Technologies Corporation – NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi 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, as well as total solutions supplier of backlight and LED lighting products.  NMB products can be found in personal electronic devices, networking, telecommunications, home entertainment and home electronics, as well as automotive, medical and industrial markets.  For more information visit:  http://www.nmbtc.com

Award Winning SALIOT Cube LFI 2017 Preview

Novi, Mi – March 10, 2017 –  NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi Group Company, introduces a preview for Lightfair 2017, the award winning SALIOT Cube.

As the original SALIOT, the Cube continues to be the industry’s first LED light capable of adjusting light distribution, angle, pan, tilt, dimming intensity and focus, all from the palm of your hand. The SALIOT product can be manipulated from your smart device.

Recently awarded with the 2017 iF Design Award, and having received the 2016 Good Design Award, the Cube is on track to be a highly popular product at Lightfair 2017. MinebeaMitsumi will be exhibiting the Cube at LFI 2017, May 9 ~ 11, in Philadelphia. Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with this product! Come visit MinebeaMitsumi’s Booth #3539.

About NMB Technologies Corporation

NMB Technologies Corporation, a MinebeaMitsumi 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

Introducing IP69K Cooling Fans – Only from NMB

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Novi, Mi – October 26, 2016 –  NMB Technologies Corporation, a Minebea Group Company, introduces the only series of IP69K cooling fans available in the market today.

No other cooling fan manufacturer can offer IP69K rated cooling fans, the highest proven protection available against closed range, high temperature, and high pressure spray-downs.  These IP69K fans are designed to be protected from environmental factors, and are the desired component for extreme environment applications.

This new series of IP69K fans is available in 12VDC, 24VDC and 48VDC, with air flow from 8 to 346 CFM. Sizes available include 40mm, 60mm, 92mm, 120mm, 150mm and 175mm.  Designed with a new, high reliability in high temperature metal casing, plastic magnet, and if desired, stainless NMB bearings with ceramic balls, and offer a life expectancy of 100,000 hours in 25°C.

Applications for the IP69K Cooling Fan Series from NMB include:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Harsh Environments
  • Food processing
  • Refrigeration
  • LED Lighting System Cooling
  • Inverters
  • Telecom
  • Horticulture

These NMB IP69K fans are currently available for direct OEM sales, and at our distribution partners, Digi-Key , Arrow and Newark.

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 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

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

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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

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

AC Axial Fans

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AC Axial Fans
Which AC fan is right for you?

AC axial fans are common types of fans used in electronic components. The axial-flow fan uses a propeller to create a large airflow in the direction of the axis, moving air in a parallel direction of the blade axis. In other words, the fan blows air across the axis of the blade, hence the name axial fans. The fan moves heated air away from the components and draw cooler air over them, thereby giving a superior life expectancy to the components.

What is an AC Axial Fan?

An AC (alternating current) cooling fan operates by blowing air along the axis of the fan. The AC fans are available in frequencies of 50 Hz and 60 Hz, as well as varying rated voltages. Standard sizes for an AC axial fan are 60mm, 80mm and 120mm. The most common AC cooling fan voltages that are available in the United States are the 115 and 230 volt fans. While NMB manufactures 110 and 200 volt fans, these are most commonly found in Asia and Europe. AC cooling fans are found in a variety of applications where the need for ventilation is important.

How is an AC Axial Fan Used?

These fans are designed for force-air cooling of electronic devices. The purpose of the AC fan, as well as any other cooling fan, is to protect the electronic devices in the system by keeping them at an optimal cooling temperature. The fan will generate cool air by spinning at variable rates, thus protecting against thermal variances that will undoubtedly harm the devices and will prevent premature failure. Optimum performance of your equipment is the fan’s first priority.

Computers, electronic components and machines today have increased in power consumption resulting in an increase in the amount of heat produced by the components in computers. In order to function effectively and to avoid overheating, malfunction, instability and breakdown leading to a shorter lifespan, these components need to be kept within some specific temperature range.

AC vs DC

The capacity of power a system can hold, or the amount of power flexibility it allows dictates the type of fan which can be used. The difference in the cost between AC fan and DC fan is negligible, therefore choosing the right fan according to its functionality and performance. While AC fans provide a constant flow, DC fans provides a variable, uneven flow. DC fans consume lesser power, lower levels of Electro Magnetic Interference and Radio Frequency Interference. DC fans and blowers provide a silent operation and can be used in applications such as medical instruments, telecom switches, car entertainment systems, etc.

When choosing fan for your applications, it is important to look at the cooling requirements of the system and applications, the fan type, the air flow, and AC or DC power operation.

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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.