Company Info

2013/01/08

Featuring a greater than 20% improvement in wear resistance over conventional products

On January 1, 2014, Tsubakimoto Chain (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan. President: Isamu Osa) introduced Tsubaki’s Plastic Top Chain in a low-friction and wear-resistant HG specification that offers a greater than 20% improvement in wear resistance over conventional products.

Tsubaki Plastic Top Chain HG

Tsubaki’s Plastic Top Chain in a low-friction and wear-resistant specification (HG)

Tsubaki offers a wide variety of plastic chains to suit the needs of diverse industries. Although beverage production lines use large quantities of lubricant to ensure smooth transport of beverage containers, areas where lubricant cannot be used — such as caser lines — sometimes develop problems from wear debris generated during processing. To meet the need for reduced use of lubricant and reduced generation of wear debris in lubricant-free applications, we have developed a low-friction and wear-resistant HG specification. This product offers improved wear resistance compared with conventional low-friction and wear-resistant products.

Features

This product features a greater than 20% improvement in wear resistance over conventional products.

  1. By adopting our own proprietary material, we’ve reduced the generation of wear debris by 20% compared to our conventional product and 30% when compared to competitors’ products.
  2. This product offers the same low frictional resistance and allowable tension as conventional products, but features improved wear resistance. You can replace your plastic chain with our HG specification product without changing the usage environment or updating your conveyor.
    (To suppress the generation of wear debris even further, we recommend replacing the rail that supports chain travel with PMW Plastic Rail, a product compatible with the low-friction and wear-resistant specification.)
Tsubaki Plastic Top Chain HG

Comparison of Friction Wear with Products of Various Specifications

Note: The graph shows our in-house test results. The friction wear on our conventional product (LF specification) is indexed at 100.

Chain type: TTP826, Chain velocity: 60 m/min, at normal temperature in dry atmosphere

Notes:

Company A: Product made by Company A is a new wear-resistant specification made with a polyester link material.

Company B: Product made by Company B is a new wear-resistant specification made with a polyacetyl link material.

Applications

Intended mainly to reduce the use of lubricants on beverage production lines, this product is also ideal for the following processes:

  • Processes that cannot use lubricants (caser lines)
  • High-speed, single-row conveyors (inspection lines, printing lines, single-filers)
  • Processes requiring dry lubrication

Available products

Three models are available. (Other types are available upon request.)

Tsubaki Plastic Top Chain HG

Delivery

Three weeks after order submission

Release date

January 1, 2014

Sales forecast

¥100 million/yr by third year of sales (FYE 2017)