To continue meeting increasing demand, Nabtesco is substantially expanding its production capacities with the construction of a new factory in Hamamatsu, 250 km southwest of the its headquarters in Tokyo – which will double the annual production capacity to two million precision gearboxes by 2026.
With gearbox solutions for every drive application, Nabtesco says its progressive thinking, willingness to invest, customer proximity and a broad product portfolio are the keys to its success.
The manufacturing industry currently faces numerous challenges – from supply chain problems, high energy costs and raw material bottlenecks to issues such as personnel shortages, digital transformation and sustainability. As a globally operating gear specialist Nabtesco is aware of the responsibility toward its customers and says it is continuously expanding its capabilities and performance with foresighted, well-directed and sustainable investments in innovations, facilities, infrastructure and employees.
Whether in robotics or mechanical engineering, wherever exact positioning and absolute reliability are required, the company’s high-performance precision gearboxes can meet customer requirements. The portfolio, which comprises highly integratable component sets, user-friendly servo gearboxes, ready-to-install gear units, robust rotary indexers and compact hollow-shaft gears, fulfils virtually every requirement. A fully integrated, decentralised drive unit with a Mecanum wheel, as well as condition monitoring concepts for future real-time monitoring of robots, round out the product range.
More than 10 million cycloidal gears are in use worldwide. Force transmission by means of cams and rollers ensures high efficiency, exceptional resistance to shock loads (up to 500 % of the rated torque) and minimal backlash throughout the entire service life (hysteresis loss of 0.5 to max. 1 arcmin).