Provision of Eco Products (SDG-oriented Products)

What Are Tsubaki’s Eco Products (SDG-oriented Products)?

Tsubaki Eco Link

The Tsubaki Group has created many unique products that are environment-friendly, such as those with extended life spans and energy-saving features. In 2011, we established “eco” evaluation criteria with the aim of bolstering product development that helps customers reduce their environmental impact (ecology) and improve their economic performance (economy). We classify products that clear this criteria as eco products.

Moreover, from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, we will add the SDGs as a new angle and expand the development and sale of new eco products from the following two perspectives.

1. Contribution to environmental conservation through reductions of CO2 emissions from a life cycle perspective by improving existing products and developing new products

2. Indirect contribution to environmental conservation by promoting existing products or new products in global markets for environmental (SDGs) products, such as those offering low-carbon or decarbonization features.

Eco Evaluation Criteria

Eco Evaluation Criteria

Environmental Consideration Items Product Specification Benefits
Resource conservation and waste reductionResource conservation and waste reduction Recycling, reducing resource usage, and extending service life in order to conserve resources Compact and lightweight design, lube-free design, longer life, waste reduction, recycling, elimination of residue
Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissionsIncreased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Reduction of CO2 emissions through increased energy efficiency Low friction, high efficiency, and compact and lightweight design
Cleaner workplaces and usage environmentsCleaner workplaces and usage environments Contributing to improved workplace environments and usage environments for customers Lube-free design, low dust generation, spill prevention
Consideration for the environmentConsideration 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 disposalEasier disposal Supporting environmental considerations by improving waste recyclability and sortability Use of similar materials and ease of disassembly
ReuseReuse Recovery of used parts for later reuse Product reuse
Reduced use of hazardous substancesReduced use of hazardous substances Elimination of hazardous chemicals, including specific reductions in response to customers’ requests Reduced use of hazardous chemicals and increased use of edible grease

Relationship between Eco Products and SDGs

We are emphasizing the benefits that eco products (SDG-oriented products) can provide to customers from two aspects of the SDGs, namely climate change and environmental protection, in addition to the existing eco-evaluation criteria.
In addition to developing environmentally conscious products that contribute to environmental and economic efficiency, we are also going to actively develop application products that indirectly contribute to the environment by encouraging customers to use environmentally conscious products.
Through our environmentally friendly products, the Tsubaki Group will contribute to our customers’ “Eco & Eco” (Ecology & Economy).

SDG Item Eco Leaf Mark
Tackling climate change
7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 13 CLIMATE ACTION
Compact size and light weight Reduction of amount of raw materials used Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Longer life Reduction of the number of replacements Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Use of recycled materials Effective use of resources Resource conservation and waste reduction Easier disposal Reuse
Reduction and standardization of parts Reduction of waste and assembly work Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Maintenance-free, ease of use Reduction of maintenance man-hours and conversion to plug-and-play installation Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Cleaner workplaces and usage environments
More efficient shipping layout Reduction in the number of trucks and packaging materials used for transportation Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Cleaner workplaces and usage environments
High efficiency Reducing CO2 emissions during use Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Lower power consumption Reducing power consumption during use Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions
Change of material Weight reduction and strength improvement (at the same shape) Resource conservation and waste reduction Increased energy saving and reduced CO2 emissions Easier disposal
Use of similar materials and ease of disassembly Improved convenience in disposal treatment Easier disposal
Use of biodegradable resources Decomposition of substances by the action of microorganisms, etc. Easier disposal
Reuse of products, parts, and materials Adoption of reusable units and parts Resource conservation and waste reduction Reuse
Benefits of environmental conservation
6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Low debris generation Improvement of on-site environmental performance Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment
Noise prevention Reduction of noise Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment
Prevention of vibration Reduction of vibration Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment
Reduced use of hazardous chemicals Abolition or reduction of hazardous chemical substances Reduced use of hazardous substances
Use of environmentally friendly paints Reduction or abolition of hazardous chemical substances Reduced use of hazardous substances
Increased use of edible grease Non-use of hazardous oil Reduced use of hazardous substances
Effective use of water resources and prevention of water pollution Elimination and reduction of water-quality pollutants Cleaner workplaces and usage environments Consideration for the environment

Representative Eco Products

RS® Roller Chain G8 Series

RS® Roller Chain G8 Series

This is the new series of RS roller chains that make full use of Tsubaki’s material/heat treatment and processing techniques. Based on the RS roller chain G7EX, which has a world-class transmission capacity, we have adopted a proprietary anti-rust lubricant. Conventional wear life increased by 20%. The anti-corrosive lubricant with reduced stickiness allows for better handling.

RS® Roller Chain G8 series product details

Cleanveyor®

Cleanveyor®

Cable carriers are used for various applications in a wide range of industries such as the machine tool industry, as protection and guidance systems for the moving parts, cables, and hoses that serve in industrial machinery.
Designed exclusively for use in clean rooms, the Cleanveyor® cable system represents an innovative departure from our conventional lineup. The product can be delivered with specialized movable cables and pneumatic hoses pre-installed to meet specific customer requirements.

Cleanveyor® product details
Eco & Eco Points

Maintenance of a clean usage environment and simplification of the requirements for preventative measures against debris generation and noise for equipment, thereby lowering costs for customers.

  • Debris generation*1
    Debris generation*1

    Modern society is maintained by receiving a variety of ecosystem “services” from nature, including circulation and regeneration of materials in the atmosphere, water, and soil. The Tsubaki Group contributes to the protection of the ecosystem by reducing our environmental impact through our manufacturing and products that are in harmony with the global environment. We are also reducing the use of hazardous chemical substances in our production activities to reduce the risk that such substances pose to the natural environment. Furthermore, we are striving to improve the environment and conserve the ecosystem by directly cooperating with the environmental conservation activities taking place all around us in our day-to-day business.

    *1 Graph data is the average of the figures obtained from five measurements.

  • Noise level*2
    Noise level*2

    [Noise Production Measurement Standards]
    Installation conditions: Standard installation (floor installation possible)
    Travel speed: 100m/min, Distance of measuring equipment from Cleanveyor: 500mm
    No cable specification (only support members inserted into pods in Cleanveyor system)

    *2 Graph data is the average of the largest figures obtained from five measurements.

LaboStocker Mini

LaboStocker Mini

LaboStocker Mini is a small drug discovery library system that is capable of storing up to 1 million specimens. Aside from being capable of managing various different types of containers such as vials, tubes, and plates, LaboStocker Mini comes with a range of optional functions, including the ability to expand storage capacity to handle increased numbers of specimens.

LaboStocker Mini product details
Eco & Eco Points
Transfer unit
Transfer unit
Tube picking unit
Tube picking unit
  • Takes up 60% less space while still offering the same capacity as previous LaboStocker models. Space-saving size enables installation in small labs and standard buildings
  • Smaller air conditioner for temperature control means lower operating costs

Tsubaki NAB Aprovator® R Series

Tsubaki NAB Aprovator® R Series

The Tsubaki NAB Aprovator is a bucket-chain conveyor suited for conveying abrasives, aggregates, and other difficult-to-handle conveyed materials via complicated (horizontal and vertical) routes. It also has the benefit of being able to prevent lower conveying capacity due to adhesion when handling adhesive substances.

Tsubaki NAB Aprovator® R series product details
Eco & Eco Points
  • Rubber sheet at bottom of bucket moves in conjunction with bucket motion to prevent adhesion of conveyed material.
  • Low adhesion decreases energy loss, reduces cleaning frequency, and lessens environmental impact
  • Buckets interchangeable with existing NAB Aprovator models

Toward a Sustainable Society

The Tsubaki Group is engaged in the “art of moving” and aims to provide value that exceeds expectations
to become a company that continues to be needed by society.