Provision of Eco Products (SDG-oriented Products)
What Are Tsubaki’s Eco Products (SDG-oriented Products)?
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
|Environmental Consideration Items||Product Specification||Benefits|
|Resource 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 emissions||Reduction of CO2 emissions through increased energy efficiency||Low friction, high efficiency, and compact and lightweight design|
|Cleaner 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 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||Use of similar 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 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
||Compact size and light weight||Reduction of amount of raw materials used|
|Longer life||Reduction of the number of replacements|
|Use of recycled materials||Effective use of resources|
|Reduction and standardization of parts||Reduction of waste and assembly work|
|Maintenance-free, ease of use||Reduction of maintenance man-hours and conversion to plug-and-play installation|
|More efficient shipping layout||Reduction in the number of trucks and packaging materials used for transportation|
|High efficiency||Reducing CO2 emissions during use|
|Lower power consumption||Reducing power consumption during use|
|Change of material||Weight reduction and strength improvement (at the same shape)|
|Use of similar materials and ease of disassembly||Improved convenience in disposal treatment|
|Use of biodegradable resources||Decomposition of substances by the action of microorganisms, etc.|
|Reuse of products, parts, and materials||Adoption of reusable units and parts|
|Benefits of environmental conservation
||Low debris generation||Improvement of on-site environmental performance|
|Noise prevention||Reduction of noise|
|Prevention of vibration||Reduction of vibration|
|Reduced use of hazardous chemicals||Abolition or reduction of hazardous chemical substances|
|Use of environmentally friendly paints||Reduction or abolition of hazardous chemical substances|
|Increased use of edible grease||Non-use of hazardous oil|
|Effective use of water resources and prevention of water pollution||Elimination and reduction of water-quality pollutants|
Representative Eco Products
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
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.
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.
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 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 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
- 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
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
- 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