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To meet the demands of the Australian and New Zealand markets, Tsubaki Australia has invested in a state of the art assembly facility.

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– 2017 March 21

Enjoy a clean work environment and lower your maintenance costs by installing Tsubaki Tray Packer chain in your machines.

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– 2017 March 14

A groundbreaking new surface treatment is being applied to Tsubaki's newly launched Neptune range of corrosion-resistant chain. The upgraded RS roller chain combines protection against corrosive environments and maximum chain strength.

Chain failures can be expensive to repair and disruptive to normal operations. While usually robust and reliable, chain that is used in harsh environments requires additional protection to ensure a long working life.

Tsubaki has developed a new solution which is based on a two-layer protection scheme applied to high-quality carbon steel chain components. A specially developed top coat resin protects the chain from physical impact and forms the front line defence against corrosive agents. Beneath this is a base coating which prevents oxidisation from reaching the chain.

The coating system is applied before the chain assembly processes to ensure that each chain component is completely coated. Further, the application process is at low temperature, so it will not affect chain strength, meaning that Neptune chain has the same high tensile strength and allowable load as standard Tsubaki chain.Neptune with water image.jpgThe resultant Tsubaki Neptune is a top quality carbon steel chain that can be used in wet environments and even underwater. Neptune is available as roller chain and as single- and double pitch conveyor chain. The conveyor chain is complemented by a wide range of attachments that have the same two-layer treatment.

Tests show that Neptune chain has superb resistance against alkaline chemicals such as Sodium Hypochlorite and Sodium Hydroxide which are commonly used in the food industry to clean and disinfect. The chain operated reliably for over 2,000 hours when tested against a 5% Sodium Hydroxide solution. Further, in salt water spray tests Neptune showed no sign of rust at all for 700 hours.

The newly developed coating is RoHS compliant and environmentally safe compared to other industry standard coatings which may contain harmful hexavalent chromium or other hazardous substances, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, or arsenic. It is, therefore, ideal for use in those industries that are already phasing out hexavalent chromium from their plant.

Typical food and beverage use for Neptune chain include food conveyors, meat processing, wash down areas, high humidity areas, cold environments, food packing machines and spiral conveyors.

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– 2017 March 14

Tsubaki has developed a special chain for the tray packing machinery widely used in the food and beverage industry. It is internally lubricated so that it is clean in use and does not need regular re-lubrication.

Tsubaki Tray Packer Chain is a development of the company's Lambda solution, which uses a special sintered oil-impregnated bush. Like the latest generation of Tsubaki Lambda Lube Free chain, the Tray Packer is impregnated with NSF-H1 food grade lubricant as standard.

Tray packing machinery is common in the food and beverage industry and fits cardboard trays or boxes to items, often to create 'multi-packs', before distribution. Naturally, hygiene is paramount and standard lubricated chain can cause contamination of the machine, floor and end product, possibly resulting in increased maintenance requirements, damaged products and reduced profit. Furthermore, the lubricated chain itself gets contaminated by dust, glue and paper particles, preventing lubrication to reach the critical areas.

To prevent such problems lubrication can be minimised or completely shut off. But this can cause chain stiffness and uneven elongation of the chain strands, which may lead to production errors and early replacement of the chain. With Tsubaki Tray Packer Chain, the internal lubrication cannot transmit to products, which eradicates contamination. Also, the consistent internal lubrication combats the risks of uneven wear and elongation and does away with the need to apply expensive food grade lubricants.

Significantly Tsubaki Tray Packer Chain is slightly narrower than standard Lambda chain, a requirement for most tray packing machines. Further, the machines require pushers to be fitted to the transport chain and for this Tsubaki's designers have developed a bespoke solution in which the attachments are mounted by an engineered extended pin that allows flexible spacing so that different packing configurations can be accommodated.

Additionally, Tray Packer Chain is supplied with Tsubaki's Match & Tag Service to guarantee a minimum length tolerance between chain strands that run parallel for conveyance purposes in for instance packaging machinery. Multiple case studies prove that even in the most demanding 24/7 production processes Tsubaki Tray Packer Chain shows an absolute minimum in elongation making its performance unsurpassed and offering unrivalled benefits year by year.

Photo Caption: Tsubaki Tray Packer Chain is a development of the company's Lambda solution, which uses a special sintered oil-impregnated bush.

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– 2017 February 22


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