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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.

  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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Press Release
NTN Receives Mobility Components Award of 2020 “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award (October 23, 2020)
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NTN Exhibits at Automotive Aftermarket Exhibition “Automechanika Shanghai 2019” (November 22, 2019)
NTN Exhibits at “AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo) 2019” (October 29, 2019)
Press Release
NTN Receives Nippon Brand Award of 2019 “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award (October 24, 2019)
NTN Exhibits at International Trade Show for Automotive Aftersales and Services for Mobility “EQUIP AUTO 2019” (October 2, 2019)
Press Release
Joint Venture Agreement for Constant Velocity Joint Business with IGP in Indonesia (May 24, 2019)
New Products
Development of “Low Friction Hub Bearing III” Reducing Rotational Friction by 62% (May 22, 2019)
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Development of “Compact Chain Tensioner for Low Fuel Consumption” (May 17, 2019)
NTN Exhibits at Automotive Exhibition “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2019 Yokohama” (May 14, 2019)
NTN Exhibits at the “AUTO SHANGHAI 2019” (April 3, 2019)
NTN Exhibits at the Automotive Aftermarket Trade Fair “Automechanika Shanghai 2018” (November 15, 2018)