Bearing is an essential component in contemporary machinery and equipment. Its primary function is to support the mechanical rotating body, reduce the friction coefficient during its movement, and ensure its turning accuracy. With the outbreak of the industrial revolution, bearings have become more and more important in various industries. Well, it has gone through more than two hundred years of development. Which famous bearing manufacturers have been born in the world?
The world's top ten bearing manufacturers
This is a century-old bearing manufacturing company born in 1907. He spent a century exploring and interpreting his understanding of mechanical bearings. In more than 130 countries, nearly a quarter of the market share of more than 500 million takings each year reflects SKF's strong position in the world rolling bearing industry. Working with equipment manufacturers and industrial end-users, SKF has a unique understanding of equipment components and processes. Now they use this knowledge to help every stage of the industry. SKF life cycle management is their proven method to provide optimized performance for equipment design and operation throughout the service cycle. SKF solutions have been used in factories around the world and have proven effective. Now, SKF solutions will also bring value to SKF customers worldwide.
The FAG brand is also inspired by a genius. As early as 1883 in Germany, Friedrich Fischer designed a special steel ball grinder. This invention made it possible to use the grinding process to produce completely spherical steel balls. This invention is considered the cornerstone of the rolling bearing industry. For a long time, FAG has continuously made efforts for rolling bearings. And has become an essential part of the machinery manufacturing, automotive industry, and aerospace technology. FAG currently develops and produces high-quality rolling bearings, plain spherical bearings, plain bearings, and linear motion products under the INA and FAG brands worldwide. It provides approximately 40,000 standard products for more than 60 industrial industries and numerous automotive applications. FAG bearings provide outstanding innovation for many products, including clutch systems, transmission systems, and torque damper systems.
Since NSK first started producing bearings in Japan in 1916, as a Japanese bearing pioneer, it has developed and supplied various types of bearings. It has made significant contributions to the development of the industry and technological progress. With the global expansion of NSK, more and more industries and enterprises have used NSK bearings, such as engineering machinery, machine tools, automobiles, metallurgy, mining, petroleum, machinery, power, railway, and other industries. NSK ranks first in Japan in the bearing field and also ranks first in the world. Through "MOTION & CONTROL," NSK makes every effort to contribute to a healthy and safe society. While maintaining the global environment, through the development of its global business, strengthen unity and cooperation among nations and people.
As a hundred-year-old bearing manufacturer, TIMKEN company has high-quality bearings, alloy steel, and related products and services everywhere, whether it is land, sea, or space. As long as there is equipment running and power transmission, you can see the technology and products of TIMKEN company. TIMKEN bearings produce 230 types of tapered roller bearings with 26,000 different specifications. They are widely used in various countries around the world. Whether it is a hub assembly for a family car, roller coaster bearings, orbital bearing repair services, or steel for an aircraft engine shaft, TIMKEN bearings provide products and services that make the world run smoother.
NTN is one of the world's comprehensive precision machinery manufacturers. The company was established in Japan in 1918. NTN's various bearing products are produced with high-precision processing and detection technology in units of 0.01 microns. NTN bearings have laid the foundation for the development of machinery in different industries and various uses, including ordinary household appliances and also aerospace rockets. NTN Bearing Company has actively carried out activities to protect the global environment. Passed the demonstration of the international standard ISO14001 for environmental management and supervision, and developed environmentally friendly [ECO series] products. Furthermore, we set the 21st century as the century of the environment, and deliberately pursue the goal of zero emissions to eliminate all waste.
THK is the pioneer of linear motion guides in the bearing industry. Established in Tokyo, Japan in 1971, THK is synonymous with toughness, high quality, and know-how, and has become one of the few companies in the world to develop a method of linear motion through rolling contact, and began commercializing manufacturing and sales. Starting in the 1980s, THK expanded its business to the United States and laid the foundation for the subsequent global sales network. In 1996, THK developed the "ball cage type LM rolling guide," which has significantly better performance than traditional products. Today THK has four production and sales bases: Japan, Europe, America, and Asia. Today THK's LM rail equipment has become an indispensable component in mechanical and electronic systems in various industries. THK has also developed many other unique mechanical parts.
The RBC brand belongs to the American RBC Bearing Company. The American RBC Bearing Company was founded in Newark, the USA, in 1919. RBC mainly produces tapered roller bearings, plain spherical bearings, and needle roller bearings. RBC's articulated bearings, HeimBearing, served the United States Air Force during World War II, significantly improving performance. Currently, RBC is an international company with nearly 20 workshops in Europe. The products are mainly used in aerospace, military technology, robotics, semiconductor processing facilities, engineering machinery, and other fields. They are excellent products in bearings. The main products include special ball bearings, end rod bearings, and articulated bearings, roller bearings, thin-wall ball bearings, tapered roller bearings, and tapered roller thrust bearings, body-controlled bearings, self-lubricating flat bearings.
IKO is a long-established manufacturer of needle roller bearings. IKO Bearing is a professional bearing manufacturer known for producing needle roller bearings and linear guides. It enjoys a high reputation all over the world. It is Japan's oldest manufacturer of needle roller bearings with the complete range and the highest level of professionalism. The four-row cylindrical roller heavy-duty rail created by IKO is world-renowned. Its products are widely used in machine tools and other various industries. At present, the products produced by IKO have become the representatives of high-quality bearing products, and the user has achieved convenient and efficient service promises through the global marketing network.
INA develops and produces rolling bearings, plain bearings, linear motion products, and automotive engine components worldwide. The outcomes of the INA brand are commonly used in the automotive industry, including engine, gearbox, and chassis, as well as industrial parts. INA has incomparable technological disadvantages in the field of excellent product molding and provides customers with cost-effective processing solutions accordingly.
NACHI is an analytical electromechanical manufacturer. NACHI has been working hard since the company was founded in 1928. Now the company has developed into an analytical electromechanical manufacturer, supplying necessary facilities and components for most industrial fields. High-quality NACHI bearing products include special steel, cutting tools, bearings, hydraulic installation, mechanical, human bodies, and so on. Bearings named after NACHI have become the four most famous bearings in Japan.