Product Division Information

Power Transmission & Control Group

Business description

This business unit of the SHI Group develops, manufactures, and sells reducers, which are devices for decelerating the turning speed of motors to an optimum rate, while increasing the torque. Reducers are critical devices for any motorized component. They are used in elevators and escalators, as well as in industrial robots and production lines in manufacturing plants. The product lines available offer a wide variety of products capable of handling motor capacities from compact 6W models to ultra-large models that cope with several thousand kW.

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Plastics Machinery Div.

Business description

This business unit of the SHI Group develops, manufactures, and sells injection molding machines that are used to create plastic products. The products are made by pouring melted plastic into a die. Injection molding machines are used to create the majority of the plastic products in our daily lives, such as CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs, as well as PET bottles, components for mobile phones and computers, and medical devices.

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Industrial Equipment Div.

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This business unit of the SHI Group creates products through the application of technologies for accelerating electrons. Examples include proton cancer treatment systems, which remove targeted cancer lesions, or medication supply systems for positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging diagnosis, which has proven effective for the early detection of cancers. In addition, the business unit makes products that contribute to society in the areas of health care and energy, such as equipment for the manufacturing of solar cells.

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Precision Equipment Group

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This business unit of the SHI Group develops, manufactures, and sells cryogenic refrigeration units that are capable of refrigerating at temperatures near absolute zero (-273℃), as well as products that apply this technology. Cryogenic technology is used for generating superconductors and high-precision infrared astronomical telescopes, which are capable of capturing even the minutest amount of heat emitted by stars. More specifically, the technology is used in cryopumps (ultravacuum pumps), which are essential for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, as well as in medical equipment, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. and in astronomical telescopes such as the Subaru Telescope (of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, located on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, United States).

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Mechatronics Div.

Business description

This business unit of the SHI Group develops, manufactures, and sells precision positioning stages, laser beam machines, and molding equipment, which are used in the manufacturing of semiconductors and liquid crystal panels, as well as drives and control systems for various systems. The unit also offers laser annealing equipment, used in the manufacturing process for insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power semiconductors, which play a role in efficiently controlling electric power. Also provided is mass production equipment, such as compression molding machines used to package cutting-edge semiconductors, contributing to the miniaturization of mobile phones and other mobile devices. The control systems mentioned above provide for a wide range of applications, ranging from manufacturing facilities for lithium-ion batteries to hybrid controls of a variety of industrial machinery.

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Defense System Group

This business unit of the SHI Group manufactures defense equipment products for the Ministry of Defense. These products created through the use of state-of-the-art technologies, such as those featuring high-precision targeting functions, contribute to the security of Japan.

Energy & Environment Group

Business description

This business unit of the SHI Group develops, manufactures, and sells products related to thermal electric power plant facilities, air pollution control facilities, and industrial waste treatment facilities. Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, used to generate private power at manufacturing plants, are capable of efficiently burning fuel by floating it using air blown in from the bottom. These products are friendly to the environment and support a wide variety of fuels, such as low-grade coals or biomass fuels.

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Ship & Marine Div.

Business description

More than 1,300 ships have been built since the inauguration of the business. In recent years this business unit of the SHI Group has specialized in mid-size tankers, building ships with high added value that require sophisticated technological capabilities. The unit's past achievements include building the first double-acting tanker and double-hull tanker in the world, the largest refrigerated cargo vessel in the world, car transport vessels, and a grab dredger that has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The unit also built two large sailing ships used for training, the Nippon Maru and Kaio Maru, which are the proud achievements of Japan.

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Water & Wastewater Engineering Div.

Business description

The operations of this business unit of the SHI Group include waste water treatment facilities for the private sector, water service and sewer facilities for government and public-sector institutions, and the analysis and measurement of water quality, air, and gas. The unit offers complete solutions for water treatment, ranging from treatment plants to individual units and equipment, applying its experience spanning more than 50 years in the water treatment business.

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Steel Structure & Process Equipment Div.

Business description

This business unit of the SHI Group handles reaction containers used in oil refinery facilities, as well as agitating vessels used, for example, in the chemical industry. One type of reaction container, the coke drum, extracts light oil from heavy oil, contributing to the effective use of petroleum resources. Agitating vessels uniformly mix various fluids ranging from low- to high-viscosity liquids to promote a chemical reaction. The vessels are used to manufacture products that enhance quality of life, including high-performance films and functional resins.

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