Environmental Approach

The Tsubaki Group is aiming to reduce environmental impacts (“Ecology”) and increase value for its customers (“Economy”) by developing eco-friendly products.

TSUBAKI ECO LINK

Eco Assessment Criteria

Environmental Objective Product Specification Benefits
Resource conservation and waste reduction Recycling, reducing resource usage, and extending service life in order to conserve resources Compact/lightweight design, lube-free design, extended service life, waste reduction, recycling, residue elimination
Increased energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions Reduced CO2 emissions through increased energy efficiency Low friction, high efficiency, and compact/lightweight design
Cleaner workplaces & usage environments Contributing to improved workplace environments and usage environments for customers Lube-free design, low dust generation, spill prevention
Consideration for the environment Considering the area surrounding the customer’s worksite and the environment of the local community Pollution control, low noise, low vibration, reduced noxious odors
Easier disposal Supporting environmental considerations by improving waste recyclability and sortability Consistent use of materials and ease of disassembly
Reuse Recovery of used parts for later reuse Product reuse
Reduced use of hazardous substances Elimination of hazardous chemicals, including specific reductions at customer request Reduced use of hazardous chemicals and increased use of edible oils

Eco Link Products

Drive Chains

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
G8 Series Drive Chain
120% longer wear life compared to standard products
Anti-corrosive lubricant with reduced stickiness
Longer life span reduces waste
Extended maintenance intervals and reduced labor and replacement costs
Space and cost reduction due to downsizing of equipment
GT4 WINNER
More than double the wear life of conventional products Reduction of waste through extended service life
Extended maintenance intervals and reduced labor and replacement costs
Lambda Chain
Extended service life due to lack of need for additional lubrication Reduction of waste through lube-free design and extended service life
Low oil dispersal even in clean environments
Extended maintenance intervals and reduced labor and replacement costs
Reduced oil buildup on equipment and products
Surface Treated Neptune™ Chain (NEP Series)
Proprietary surface treatment has passed 700 hours in salt spray test (SST) RoHS-compliant surface treatment
Allowable chain tension equivalent to that of steel chain
Lower price than stainless steel chain

Small Size Conveyor Chains

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Lube-Free Small Size Conveyor Chains
Extended service life due to lack of need for additional lubrication Reduction of waste
Low oil dispersal even in clean environments
Extended maintenance intervals and reduced labor and replacement costs
Reduced oil buildup on equipment and products
LSK Series
Long-life stainless steel chain that can be used even in high temperature environments (180°C) Reduce scrap volume through longer product service life
Total cost reduction through replacement cycle improvement

Large Size Conveyor Chains

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Bearing Roller Conveyor Chain
Rolling friction reduced to 1/3
More than 3 times the wear life of general purpose chain
Power requirement reduced to 1/3
Significantly reduced CO2 emissions
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Chain can be reduced two sizes
Motors and other equipment can be made more compact
FB Series
Fixed lubricant enclosed between pins and bushes
Double the wear life of the BT Series
Low noise operation
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduction of man-hours required for changeover
Increased production efficiency through increased service life

Top Chains

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Plastic Top Chains
Wide range of lightweight, low-noise, plastic chains Can be used without lubrication oil
Reduced power requirement
Reduced power requirement for conveyors
Plastic Block Chains
Plastic chain for use with standard sprockets Reduced noise
Helps to create clean work environments
Reduces motor power requirement
Plastic Modular Chains
Plastic belt made by combining modules Lube-free design ensures a clean environment
Parts can be repaired
Reduced replacement work and waste
Top Chain Accessories
10% to 40% lower dynamic friction coefficient than standard models
Improved wear resistance
Increased service life and low noise operation through reduced dynamic friction coefficient
Reduced power requirement for conveyors
Cost savings due to long service life

Reducers/Variable Speed Drives

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Gear Motor TA Series / TE Series
Die-cast aluminum case for average 30% lighter weight
Oil seals with extended service life (average 6 times longer)
RoHS Directive compliant
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced total cost through extended service life
Gear Motor Mini Series GMM
Die-cast aluminum case for average 30% lighter weight
Oil seals with extended service life (average 6 times longer)
RoHS Directive compliant

Reduction of waste through extended service life

Reduced total cost through extended service life
Hypoid Motor TA Series / TE Series
Die-cast aluminum case for average 30% lighter weight
Oil seals with extended service life (average 6 times longer)
RoHS Directive compliant
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced total cost through extended service life
Hypoid Motor Mini Series HMM
Die-cast aluminum case for average 30% lighter weight
Oil seals with extended service life (average 6 times longer)
RoHS Directive compliant
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced total cost through extended service life
Croise Motor
Die-cast aluminum case for average 30% lighter weight
Oil seals with extended service life (average 6 times longer)
RoHS Directive compliant
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced total cost through extended service life
Worm Power Drive
Reduction of weight through compact design
Power transmission improved by average of 5% through development of special synthetic oil
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced total cost through improved power transmission and extended service life
DISCO Variable Speed Drive
Top runner motor allows for exceptional efficiency, long service life, energy-savings and lower CO2 Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced energy consumption through high-level efficiency
Reduced CO2 emissions
Reduced energy costs through reductions in energy consumption
HDME Series
Top runner motor allows for exceptional efficiency, long service life, energy-savings and lower CO2 Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced energy consumption through high-level efficiency
Reduced CO2 emissions
Reduced energy costs through reductions in energy consumption
Worm Power Drive
Top runner motor allows for exceptional efficiency, long service life, energy-savings and lower CO2 Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduced energy consumption through high-level efficiency
Reduced CO2 emissions
Reduced energy costs through reductions in energy consumption

Linear Actuators

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Power Cylinder Eco Series Servo Type
Design life extended to up to 8 times that of other series
Internal efficiency increased by up to 20% through direct connection of motor and screw
Reduction of waste through extended service life
Reduction of total costs through size reduction
Reduced electricity expenses through increased efficiency
Lini Power Jack LD Type
Reduction of dust generation by approximately 80%
RoHS Directive compliant
Clean usage environment through low dust generation
Reduction of overall total costs by elimination of need for dust extraction system
Power Cylinder
Integrated-motor type that can be wired easily for quick operation Significantly reduced CO2 emissions when compared to hydraulic-type models
Significantly lower electricity costs than hydraulic models achieved through low electricity consumption

Zip Chain

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Zip Chain Actuator
Linear actuator that uses a uniquely developed chain to enable multi-point stopping More efficient with lower energy consumption than pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders
Energy consumption 1/30th that of hydraulic and pneumatic types

Shaft Couplings

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Echt-Flex Coupling NEF Taper-Lock Series
Reduction of power consumption through compact, lightweight design with low moment of inertia Reduction of waste through light weight design and extended service life
Reduction of total cost through improved power transmission
Echt-Flex Coupling NES Series
Provides compact, lightweight design with high-strength
Reduction of power consumption through lightweight design and low moment of inertia
Reduction of waste through light weight design and extended service life
Reduced assembly time all-in-one construction and clamp tightening

Electrical Overload Protectors

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Shock Relay SB Series
Compact CT integrated type
Reliably detects current using an on-board CPU
Low electricity consumption
Easy wiring
Can be used with wide range of voltages
Output mode can be selected based on needs

Cam Clutch

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Cam Clutch Box
Special design that enables continuous operation Reduced electricity costs using customer's energy recovery mechanisms
Reduced CO2
Lower running costs through reduced electricity costs

Sorting System

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Lini Sort S-E (Lini Sort VS-E)
Lini Sort Series - Compact sorting device Low noise operation
Reduced electricity usage thanks to compact size and light weight
Reduced electricity consumption
Lower running costs through longer service life
Quicksort E
Compact sorting device (available up to machine height 300) Resource saving by reducing the number of parts
Reduced power usage due to light weight
Compact configuration allows for layout without waste
Lini Sort R-H
Lini Sort Series - Medium-sized sorting device Conserves resources due to lower number of parts
Reduced electricity usage thanks to light weight
Lower running costs through reduced power consumption

Strage System

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
Tsubaki Labo Stocker Mini
Small -20℃ automated stocker
Many options available
Space-saving with reduced electricity consumption thanks to compact size/high storage volume
Number of samples can be increased using expansion modules, resulting in significantly reduced initial investment costs
Lower running costs through reduced energy consumption
Tsubaki Labo Stocker 80
-80℃ automated stocker that can stock up to several million samples Conserves resources due to lower number of parts
Reduced power consumption thanks to improved cooling and thermal insulation performance
Provides flexibility for DNA repository scalability through the standardization of refrigeration baths
Tsubaki Labo Stocker 150L
World's first automated stocker that enables picking at -150℃ Air-less
Resource saving by reducing the number of parts
Prevents biological specimen deterioration and achieves excellent research efficiency by minimizing sample exposure

TSUBAKI FS-L FLOW

Product Name
Features Ecological Benefits Economic Benefits
TSUBAKI FS-L FLOW (with flat length-gate)
Minimal residue inside the case
Improved discharge efficiency
Space-saving
Residue prevention · Reduction of resources · Reduced waste
Reduced waste disposal costs