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Hub Joint with Incorporated Advanced Sensor Technology

Photo:Hub Joint with Incorporated Advanced Sensor Technology

NTN has developed an advanced modular product that allows for lighter weight vehicles and reduces backlash in the fittings by adopting NTN's unique “press connect method,”*1 which combines the world’s leading hub bearing, which is embedded with a highly functional sensor, and a velocity joint with the second highest global market share.

*1: press connect method:
The spline teeth (pre-spline) that are smaller than the spline teeth formed on the outer circumference of the outer ring stem of the CVJ have now been formed inside bore surface of the hub bearing and fastened with a bolt. This new fitting technology allows the CVJ spline teeth to be press fitted on to the hub bearing inside bore surface spline teeth while it is being assembled.

Features
  1. Integration of hub bearing and CVJ using the proprietary press connect joint
    (1) High fuel efficiency: 12% reduction in weight compared with conventional products, better torque transmission ratio
    (2) Comfort: lower unsprung weight
  2. Two highly-functional sensors integrated in the hub bearing
    (1) Safety: safe drivability with high-precision rotation and load sensor, capable of preventing and avoiding collision
    (2) High fuel efficiency: high-response sensing to reduce engine power loss
Composition of Hub Joint with Incorporated Advanced Sensor Technology

Diagram:Composition of hub joint with incorporated advanced sensor technology

Applicable Parts

Diagram:Applicable Parts

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NTN Exhibits at Automotive Exhibition “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Nagoya” (June 22, 2017)
New Products
Development of “Ultra-low Friction Sealed Ball Bearing” for automotive transmissions (June 5, 2017)
New Products
Development of “High Speed Rotation Ball Bearing for Pulley” (June 1, 2017)
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NTN Exhibits at Automotive Exhibition “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Yokohama” (May 19, 2017)
New Products
Development of “ULTAGE Tapered Roller Bearing for Automotive Application” (May 18, 2017)
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NTN Exhibits at the “AUTO SHANGHAI 2017” (April 12, 2017)
Press Release
Construction of New Plant for Turning and Heat Treatment of Driveshaft Components in U.S.A. (March 17, 2017)
Press Release
2016 “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award, Environmental Components Award (October 25, 2016)
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NTN Exhibits at “AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo) 2016” (October 20, 2016)
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NTN Exhibits at China International Bearing Industry Exhibition “Bearing 2016” (September 20, 2016)
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NTN-SNR Exhibits at the World's Largest Trade Fair for the Automotive Aftermarket “Automechanika Frankfurt” (September 13, 2016)
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NTN Exhibits at Automotive Exhibition “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016 Nagoya” (June 21, 2016)
New Products
Development of the “Electric Motor and Actuator” Series (June 21, 2016)
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NTN Exhibits at Automotive Exhibition “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016 Yokohama” (May 19, 2016)
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NTN Exhibits at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition “Auto China 2016” (April 18, 2016)
New Products
NTN has received an order to mass produce the “Low Torque Seal Ring” for automotive transmissions (March 28, 2016)
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NTN Exhibits at the World's Largest Automotive Aftermarket Trade Fair “Automechanika Shanghai 2015” (November 26, 2015)
Press Release
Press Connect Spline Hub Joint Wins Silver Trophy at “EQUIP AUTO 2015” in Paris (November 19, 2015)
Press Release
New Driveshaft Company Established in Indiana, U.S.A. (November 18, 2015)
New Products
Development of “Auto Tensioner with the Variable Damper Mechanism for ISG-Equipped Engine” (November 2, 2015)
New Products
Development of “Lightweight Driveshaft for FR vehicle” (October 28, 2015)
New Products
NTN Starts Proposing Next-generation Driveshaft “Advanced Drive-Shaft Module” (October 27, 2015)
Event
NTN Exhibits at “Tokyo Motor Show 2015” (October 23, 2015)
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NTN-SNR Exhibits at the International Exhibition for Automotive Aftersales and Services “EQUIP AUTO 2015” (October 9, 2015)