FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Nidec Corporation
 New York Stock Exchange symbol: NJ
 Tokyo Stock Exchange code: 6594


Released on December 28, 2015, in Kyoto, Japan
 

Nidec Copal to Exhibit Tactile Device Products at CES 2016

Nidec Corporation (NYSE: NJ) today announced that one of its subsidiaries, Nidec Copal Corporation, will exhibit its "LD25" and "LD4" tactile devices at the Nidec Group’s booth at the upcoming CES 2016, the world's largest appliance show, to be held from January 06 to 09, 2016 in Las Vegas, USA.





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Nidec Copal Corporation
 For inquiries, please contact: Yukinori Saiki
 (GM, Sales Promotion Department)
 Tel: +81-3-3965-1262
 E-mail: ces.information@nidec-copal.com


Released on December 28, 2015, in Tokyo, Japan
 

Nidec Copal to Exhibit Tactile Device Products at CES 2016

Nidec Copal Corporation (the “Company”) today announced its plans to exhibit two of its products at the Nidec Group’s booth in the robotics zone at the upcoming CES 2016, the world's largest appliance show, to be held from January 06 to 09, 2016 in Las Vegas, USA. The company will exhibit its “LD25” and “LD4” tactile device products that are expected to become a mainstay of next-generation mobile devices represented by smartphones.

The products to be exhibited are horizontal linear actuators (for further details, see: http://www.nidec.com/en-Global/technology/story/tactile/), the optimal design for tactile devices, with characteristics such as high vibration intensity (can be adjusted with voltage step control), high responsiveness and high acceleration. Hands-on demonstrations will be held at the location as well so please pay a visit to the Nidec Group’s booth to experience the tactile devices in action.

<Product information>
LD4
・Huge vibration: 2.2Grms
・Small footprint: 6x15mm
・High speed response: 4.3ms(0 to 0.2G)
・Low resonant frequency: 150Hz

LD25
・Huge vibration: 2.4Grms
・Slim shape   : thickness 2.5mm
・High speed response: 3.6ms(0 to 0.2G)
・Low resonant frequency: 150Hz


(Left: LD4, Right: LD25)


2016 International CES Location & schedule: 

 Venue:

 Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
(Address: 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169)
 The Nidec Group’s booth:  Sands, Halls A-C-72257
 Period:  January 06 (Wed.) – January 09 (Sat.), 2016 (US time)
 Official website:  http://www.cesweb.org/
 Webpage for the Nidec Group’s products:  http://ces16.mapyourshow.com/7_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-details.cfm?ExhID=T0004551

 Website: http://www.nidec-shimpo.co.jp/en/
 For inquiries, please contact: Isami Yamaguchi
 (GM, Corporate Planning Department)
 Tel: +81-75-958-3606
 E-mail: marketing@nidec-shimpo.co.jp


Released on December 01, 2015, in Nagaokakyo-shi, Japan
 

Nidec-Shimpo Develops “Smart AGV” Series Automatic Guided Vehicles

Nidec-Shimpo Corporation (the “Company”) today announced that it has developed “Smart AGV” series automatic guided vehicles.

The Company has been offering its AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) drive units, equipped with one of its major products, the planetary “ABLE” speed reducer, since 2007. The products are also on sale as the reputed “AGV package,” which, with a controller, a dedicated magnetic sensor, and other devices, can be converted into a system easily.

The “Smart AGV” series, which was developed as next-generation automatic guided vehicles equipped with the Nidec Group’s advanced technologies such as the “ultra-low floor,” “guideless maneuvering,” and “wireless operation,” are planned to be launched in spring 2016.

The Company will continue the sales of its existing AGV drive units and AGV package.

Overview of the Smart AGV series automatic guided vehicles:
□ TYPE-T
Maximum loading weight: 100kg
Loading area: Size A2 (420 x 594mm)
Maximum speed: 60m/min.
Longest continuous operation time: 8 hours (1 hour for battery recharging) (with the use of a lithium-ion battery and a plug-in battery recharging system)*
Dimensions: 630mm (w) x 790mm (l) x 200mm (h)
Weight: 65kg
Specifications: 200W servo motor + 1/15 built-in planetary reducer (one unit for each side)
                          φ120mm urethane rubber tires
                          Equipped with a uniquely developed suspension mechanism
                          Equipped with a laser range sensor
Stopping accuracy: ±30mm
                          *Results may vary depending on peripheral environments.
Control method: Tablet-based wireless operations using a monitor (to see operating status and problems)
Safety equipment: Infrared sensor (detection distance: 1m) and bumper sensor
* The sensors are planned to be made available for automatic and non-contact battery recharging vehicles.

Features of the Smart AGV series automatic guided vehicles:
(i) Low-floor structure that expands the vehicles’ applications (200mm above the floor)
(ii) Stable movement on any floor surface based on a uniquely developed suspension
(iii) Equipped with a high-capacity lithium ion battery that enables continuous long-hour
operation (up to 8 hours)
(iv) Laser sensor-based guideless movement
(v) Easily maintainable vehicle structure

The above Smart SGV vehicles will be exhibited at the upcoming CES 2016, which will be held from January 06 to 09, 2016 in Las Vegas in the US, and a demonstration will be held to show their running performance.

Moving forward, the Company will further improve its product lineup by including large-scale models and other products.

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