Antifriction and NSK



Manufacturing bearings for a century

Antifriction is proud to be an authorised distributor of NSK, a world-renowned bearing manufacturer that has been in business for almost 100 years! In 1916, NSK became the first mass producer of bearings in Japan. Since then, the company has produced shaft bearings for jet engines, spindle inserts for spinning machines and in 1964, the first journal bearings in the world for what was at the time the world’s fastest train, the Tokaido Shinkansen which could travel up to 210 km per hour!

NSK has gone on to export its industrial components to countries worldwide, including the UK. In the future, NSK aims to use its cutting-edge technology to help build a safer society and protect the global environment. Antifriction is proud to be a part of this journey, helping businesses to optimise uptime and energy efficiency.

All types of bearings

At Antifriction we stock a large range of NSK bearings. NSK’s bearing catalogue includes ball bearings, roller bearings and super precision bearings. Each of these types of bearings can be used for different purposes and applications. Typically ball bearings offer a lower load capacity, but can be used to obtain higher speeds. In contrast, roller bearings are designed to be used with higher loads, at lower speeds.

Antifriction provides authentic deep groove ball bearings, angular contact ball bearings, self-aligning ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, thrust roller bearings, super precision cylindrical roller bearings, and ball screw support bearings, amongst others. Visit the NSK website to see their product catalogues and specifications.


NSK tools and maintenance equipment

As well as offering a full range of bearings, Antifriction also offers other NSK tools and maintenance equipment. These tools can be utilised to help with mounting and dismounting bearings. Ensuring bearings are mounted properly is important, as it allows the bearing to perform at its full potential.

NSK also produces tools to help maintain equipment, including laser alignment tools and lubrication products. Using NSK’s laser alignment tools help to make sure equipment is properly aligned, which in turn helps to avoid potential stoppages and downtime. According to NSK, more than 50% of machines stop working during their lifetime due to alignment problems.

Development for the future

NSK employs technical experts, innovators and engineers to research and develop new technologies. The company currently has five core focus areas, including tribology (the study of friction and wear and tear of contact surfaces in motion), materials, numerical simulation, mechatronics and manufacturing engineering.

Want to learn more about what NSK products Antifriction has to offer? Check out the NSK website for catalogues and product brochures, or give your local branch a call to learn more. Our experts are always happy to answer your questions!


Learn more about NSK and its products

NSK in Motion - Overview of NSK's Industrial Machinery Business

NSK Bearings for the paper industry

NSK Bearings for the steel industry

NSK Bearings for the quarrying, mining and construction industries

NSK Bearings for the food and beverage industry

NSK Bearings for the agricultural industry