Advanced Automotive Component Solutions
Automotive manufacturers around the world have been using NMB components to complement their applications for many years. As automotive technology continues to evolve, so do the component solutions from NMB. We know that the ever-changing challenges that face automotive product design engineers mean that high quality, high performance components are always in demand. NMB provides components that perform at the highest levels the automotive industry requires. We keep pace with the design innovations and technological advances taking place within the auto manufacturing industry by constantly challenging ourselves to supply customized automotive design solutions that provide flawless performance.
NMB miniature bearings are the premier choice for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Our ultra-precision manufacturing technology, high quality materials, and tribology scientifically designed to withstand harsh environments within such applications as throttle body, windshield wiper motors, and EGR valves, insure long life and flawless operation.
High heat resistant ball bearing units are used for automotive turbochargers. MinebeaMitsumi has improved combustion efficiency and reduced the time lag between the pedal operation and automobile acceleration by adopting high-heat resistant ball bearings instead of oil-lubricating bearings.
BLDC Motor for Fuel Pump, Refrigerator, Urea SCR
Customers rely on our BLDC motors for their high efficiency, long life and reliability. BLDC motors are used for automotive fuel pumps and SCR systems that contribute to overall vehicle fuel efficiency.
Cooling Fan & Blower for Charger, Converter
New EV and HEV technology requires efficient cooling during vehicle charging. NMB DC blowers are used to deliver consistent air flow to prevent overheating during charging.
VR Resolver for HV/EV Motor
Our resolvers provide position feedback for EV/HEV motors. This feedback is necessary in order for the motor control system to generate the precise torque required to drive the vehicle.
Coil Inductor for Fuel Injection, Braking, Battery, Transmission
Coil Inductor for Corner Sensor for ECU
Flyback Transformer for PCU
Cooling Fan & Blower for Seat Cooling
Passenger comfort is one of the most important aspects of the driver experience. NMB supplies custom cooling solutions for seat ventilation with an emphasis on low noise, low vibration and high airflow.
FAKRA connectors support reliable data transmission rates up to 6 GHz. They support vehicle functions like SDARS (Satellite Radio), cellular, GPS navigation and remote key-less entry.
Stepping Motor for HVAC
HVAC actuators are stepping motor-based actuators for use in vehicle cabin comfort. We supply these with LIN bus (HAL) and without LIN bus (HAD). These HVAC actuators provide low noise and low power consumption for premium cabin comfort.
Stepping Motor for Cluster
PM stepping motors are used to provide rapid and precise gauge readings, such as odometer and fuel, on vehicle instrument clusters.
Strain Gauge Sensor for Passenger Occupancy Detection
Vehicle passenger seats use strain gauge pressure sensor technology to determine whether the seat is occupied. If occupancy is detected, the system alerts the driver if safety harnesses are not engaged.
DC Brush Motor for Steering Wheel Vibration
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems help keep drivers aware of their surroundings and prevent accidents. Brush motors with counterweights are used to create vibrations to alert drivers.
Small-sized emergency key which is usually inlayed in a key fob and a door cylinder achieving world-class high anti theft performance.
Interior Door Handles
Smooth and convenient operation of interior door handles contributes towards driver comfort. Our interior door handles offer superior quality, strength and operability.
Engine Start Button Switch
A coil antenna for communication is built into the switch to perform smart key authentication. It also includes an indicator to display the vehicle operation state (OFF/ACC/ON) on the outer peripheral part of the knob.
Foldable key designed with smooth operation of the blade, high durability and water resistance. Fully customizable for Automotive OEMs.
Electronic Steering Column Locks
A small sized ESCL with low operation noise - the body is made of magnesium alloy to reduce weight.
Mechanical Steering Column Locks
Light-weight MSCL based on the conventional structure. In order to satisfy the global requirements, the body is made of magnesium alloy to reduce weight, with only the portions that require strength made in zinc alloy.
VR Resolver for EPS
Resolvers are attached to motors used for power steering and electric braking to provide accurate position and speed feedback. This feedback enables these systems to automatically adjust to driver input.
Backlight for LCD Panels, CID, Mirror, Infotainment
Backlights are used to illuminate LCD screens for vehicle infotainment, instrument clusters and navigation. Our ultra-precise machining technology produces extremely uniform illumination with high reliability.
Cooling Fans for Infotainment, Displays
Vehicle electronics are becoming more complex and feature-rich. In order to keep infotainment features in the vehicle functioning properly, cooling fans are employed to for efficient thermal management.
High speed data (HSD) connectors are responsible for critical data transfer applications within vehicles such as video displays, instrument clusters, and infotainment control modules. Our HSD connectors conform to Automotive Industry standards for design and performance.
USCAR-30 Mini B Connectors
Our Mini B USCAR-30 compliant connector system is tested and approved for use by major automotive companies. Typical applications include audio amplifiers and audio head units.
USB Type-C Connectors
USB-C power delivery in vehicles enables passengers to quickly and efficiently charge their devices on-board. Our USB Type C connectors meet applicable USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 standards for design and performance.
Our custom-designed Connector Box & Media Hub provides consumer facing USB and AUX ports to interface with various electronic devices.
SXM Tuner Module
Bluetooth modules enable drivers and passengers to connect their Bluetooth devices to the vehicle infotainment system. This function promotes hands-free device operation and improves driver comfort and safety.
WiFi modules provide in-vehicle connectivity for infotainment and telematics systems. Autonomous vehicles will demand increased connectivity to maintain driver comfort and safety.
Coil Inductor for Infotainment, Air Bag, Tuner
Stepping Motor for Headlight
Permanent magnet linear motors (with & without LIN bus) can be used in vehicles for for headlight leveling. Adaptive headlight systems are an important element for improving vehicle safety.
Cooling Fan & Blower for LED Headlamp
Keeping LED headlights cool is essential to maintain optimal performance and longevity. NMB DC fans supply cool air to keep LED headlights in prime condition.
BLDC Actuator for Active Grill Shutter
Our smart actuators incorporate drive electronics and a motor into the actuator housing. Their main application in active grille shutter (AGS) systems significantly contributes to vehicle energy efficiency.
BLDC Actuator for Charge Power Door
More and more electrified vehicles are being equipped with automated tank & charge port door systems. This feature can facilitate completely autonomous charging for future vehicles.
BLDC Actuator for Active Aero Applications
BLDC actuators play an important role to improve overall vehicle efficiency such as closing air flaps during a vehicle's cold start phase to more quickly increase engine temperature.
DC Brush Motor for Mirror, Doors, Lift Gate
Our DC Brush motors can be utilized for various functions within passenger vehicles including side mirror adjustment, automatic sliding doors, power liftgates and many more.
Power Closure Systems
Automated rear lift gates boost passenger convenience and usability. Our power closure systems enable smooth and reliable automatic operation.
Glass Antenna Amplifier
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) used for navigation require antennas in order to receive satellite signals to pinpoint location. Our GPS antennas offer high performance, low noise and low axial ratio.
Shark Fin Antenna
Our multi-function vehicle antenna is custom-developed to meet the needs of the OEM. This product can integrate GPS antennas, SXM antennas and others into a single package with a sleek design.
AM/FM radio antennas receive radio waves that supplement vehicle infotainment systems with public over-the-air radio and improve the driving experience.
Satellite radio is a key feature on many luxury automobiles. Our SXM radio antenna enables drivers to listen to premium music to enhance the vehicle environment.
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Antennas
Autonomous and semi-autonomous require wireless connections to infrastructure and other vehicles. Wi-fi and Bluetooth antennas receive signals from these sources to boost vehicle connectivity.
Keyless RF Module
Exterior Door Handle
New technologies such as light and capacitive sensors enhance vehicle security. A kinematic design facilitates smooth opening and resistance during automobile accidents.
Our lineup covers all vehicle access points - doors, rear gate and hood - to offer a comprehensive selection of latches. Small size and weight helps OEMs maintain the highest vehicle efficiency.
NMB in the Automotive Industry
In automotive product applications, components are often subjected to a variety of stressors, such as dust particles, heavy loads, high temperatures, and more. NMB’s products stand up to the challenges of automotive environments, allowing engineers to design products with confidence. The potential of automotive applications for NMB components are almost limitless, many of our components often play an important part in automotive product design, as you have seen above.