Tsubaki products are used in every single section of the automotive manufacturing process.
In the coating section, vehicle bodies are coated by dipping them in a pool of paint or using painting robots. In order to finish the glossy body, it is necessary to coat in several steps.
Zip Chain Lifter® / Zip Master for lifting vehicle bodies
Zip Chain Lifters and Zip Masters that enable high-speed lifting are used to transfer coated bodies to overhead conveyors, or lift them during the assembly process. They also contribute to improved productivity when used in lifting applications thanks to their ability to handle high loads even at high lifting heights.
Zip Chain Lifter
Vehicle body conveyance system -- Symtrack
During the coating section, vehicle bodies are loaded onto trolleys for conveyance.
This application uses the Symtrack, a simple, compact conveyance system with a "plug and play" construction, features a friction conveyance system that can be wired in rails.
Primer Coat -- Small Size Gear Motor
The vehicle body primer coat is electrodeposited for rust resistance, so the body is hung from the ceiling and conveyed submerged through a pool of coating.
After the intermediate coat, each body is set on a cart and driven by friction rollers, which use Tsubaki’s small size gear motor gear reducers.
Intermediate Coat -- TKRB Series Cableveyor®
The intermediate coat makes the vehicle body surface smooth and prevents fading. This gray coat is sprayed all over the body using a coating robot.
These multi-axis robots use Tsubaki plastic Cableveyors to support and guide their power cables.
Top Coat -- Lambda Chain lube-free drive chain
The top coat is the actual car color sprayed on by coating robots and reciprocating coating machines. It gives the body an even, beautiful finish.
The reciprocating coating machines use Tsubaki drive chains and reducers.