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NTN Announces Launch of Automation Division with Introduction of Profile Ball Rails, Runner Blocks, Linear Shafting, Ball Bushings & Linear Actuators
Mt. Prospect, IL –NTN, a global leader in bearing manufacturing, is pleased to announce the launch of its Automation Division. NTN Automation is releasing profile rails, runner blocks, ball bushings and shafting as its first product offerings.

"We are pleased to welcome Jim Mangan as Vice President of our Automation Division,” said Pete Eich, President & CEO. “With decades of experience and unparalleled knowledge of this industry, I have no doubt that he will provide the leadership and expertise needed to make NTN a major player in the North American market.”NTN Automation 

“It is a tremendous honor to be entrusted with guiding NTN in its newest business venture,” said Mangan. “I would like to thank Pete Eich and the rest of the executive team at NTN for placing their faith inmy abilities. From my perspective, launching this business unit with these products is the best way to ensure that we get business off on the right foot and set ourselves up for success going forward.”

With available rail sizes ranging from 15mm to 55mm, NTN’s standard length rail offering is 4000mm but we have the capability to cut the rail to the length to meet customer requirements. Additionally, rails are available with through holes or tapped holes, allowing customers to mount from either the top or bottom.

NTN’s runner blocks come in many varieties. Available in zero pre-load or light pre-load, flanged or non-flanged, and caged or non-caged, we have numerous product options to meet our customers’ needs, as well as a multitude of seal and corrosion-resistant choices.

NTN stocks normal and high-grade precision rails and runner blocks in our Tennessee warehouse for quick delivery. Furthermore, all NTN Automation products are interchangeable with other industry-leading manufacturers.

Shafting and ball bushing sizes range from ¼ inch to 2 inches and NTN’s standard rail length is 19.6 feet. However, we have the capability of cutting rails to length to meet customer requirements. Rails are offered in standard steel, chrome plated, or 440C stainless steel. They are also available in pre-drilled.