Bearings are used in photocopiers and printers. They are even used in color printers, which demand high accuracy. Furthermore, bearings are used in the motors of various equipment which influence our daily lives, from general industrial machinery to home appliances (air conditioning, washing machine, etc.) and vehicles (drive, electronic components). In the same way, bearings that support motor shafts come in various types and were originally required to be quiet but now more importance is being placed on low energy loss.
If the fixing unit of a photocopier becomes electrified, the image being copied can become distorted, therefore the bearings used here are able to conduct electricity as high temperatures and remove static electricity.
Small one-way clutches are adopted in fishing reels to prevent the line from spinning back in the opposite direction when it is being reeled in.