Tsubaki Lambda G8 Series Chain - MEDIA RELEASE

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Tsubakimoto Chain has always been at the forefront of chain innovation. The company understands the importance of responding to industry demands and is continually improving leading edge products. This is achieved by investing in new technology, research and development.

As the pioneer in the industry, Tsubaki was the first company to develop a roller chain that uses special oil impregnated bushes. Since its introduction to the market in 1988, Lambda Chain has gained an outstanding reputation in a variety of industries and applications. The product is capable of meeting a wide range of customer needs for longer wear life in lubrication-free environments. This reduces overall long-term costs to the customer.

To celebrate Tsubaki's 100th anniversary the company has launched the new and improved G8 series Lambda Chain.

This is the biggest improvement to Lambda Chain since the product was launched. With the huge undertaking to move sintered bush production in-house in 2014, the company decided to review the sintered bush material and improve part precision to further increase quality.

Tsubaki re-visited the fundamentals of its manufacturing process. After extensive research and testing, a new bush manufacturing technique was developed using new materials, density and oil types. Lambda chain now uses food grade lubricant and retains the same strength as a traditional bush. These new techniques, coupled with a specially coated pin to reduce running friction gives the end user less downtime and reduced maintenance costs. With the ANSI chain now lasting twice as long and the BS 1.3 times as long, total cost of ownership using Tsubaki G8 Lambda chain is significantly lower than using traditional chains.

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Why use Lube-Free Lambda Chains?

In applications where lubrication is difficult or impossible, Lambda is the chain of choice. It is ideal for applications where lubrication cannot be used. An example of this is when chain makes direct contact with the product. In these cases any lubricant may contaminate the product being transferred and this is not acceptable. There are other instances where the operating conditions are not ideal including cement plants or sawmills. Fine dust and contamination can cause serious problems on the chain. These particles can stick to the lubricant clogging the chain and sprockets resulting in articulation problems and eventual derailment.

Where long life, reduced downtime and higher productivity are required Lambda Chain is the ultimate choice. Available in Long Life Lambda (X-Lambda), High Temperature (KF-Series) and corrosion resistant series.

– 2016 September 7