Motor and Spindle operates at 20,000 to 80,000 rpm.

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Astro-E 800 is available with choice of two spindles: NR-3080 and NRA-5080. NR-3080 features ceramic bearing suitable for standard machining, while NRA-5080 lubrication-free spindle is designed with air bearing for light-duty machining. Through use of brushless DC motor, Astro-E 800 (30 mm OD) achieves power levels of up to 250 W. Its air cooling system prevents heat generation of motor and promotes continuous use.



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NSK's New Astro-E 800 Brushless Motor and Spindle Reaches Speeds of 80,000 rpm


Schaumburg, IL (June 20, 2002) - New to NSK America Inc.'s Astro-E Series, the E 800 Brushless Motor and Spindle operates at speeds from 20,000 - 80,000 rpm. NSK offers a choice of two spindles, the NR-3080 and the NRA-5080, with the system.

The NR-3080 spindle features a ceramic bearing suitable for standard machining. The lubrication-free NRA-5080 spindle is designed with an air bearing for light-duty machining.

Through the use of a brushless DC motor, the Astro-E 800 (30mm OD) achieves power levels of up to 250W. Brushless construction not only results in higher power, but in increased durability, reliability and uptime. The absence of a carbon brush in the motor minimizes the Astro-E 800 motor wear and increases its service life.

An air cooling system, controlled by a small volume of air (0.35 CFM), prevents heat generation of the motor and further promotes continuous use.

The Astro-E 800 is designed to accommodate various attachments for use with applications on special-purpose machines, NC lathes, robots and other machines.

For more information, visit NSK booth # B-7228 at IMTS, or contact NSK America, 700B Cooper Court, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (800) 585-4675. Fax: (800) 838-9328. e-mail: info@nskamericacorp.com.

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