Industry Applications

Tsubaki is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of industrial use power transmission components and equipment.

Differentiating quality, technology development and production systems rather than just simply pursuing cost reductions we believe is a primary goal for Tsubaki. By forward thinking investment, a fine example being the construction of probably the world’s largest state of the art roller chain manufacturing plant ever by Tsubaki.

Customers are increasingly concerned with total life cycle costs. Therefore demand is stronger than ever for enhanced quality and technology, particularly with respect to chain strength, durability and drive performance. To this end we are well placed; developing & releasing products that have the highest quality, added value, wear elongation and durability.

The world over, Tsubaki communicates and enhances the performance of original equipment and final consumer markets. Below is just a small example of the industries Tsubaki service.

Tray packing is heavily utilized in the food and beverage industry, where hygiene is paramount. The machinery to apply the cardboard trays or boxes to items before distribution to the point of sale use transport chain to transport end product and packaging. Lubricant from standard 'OEM' chains causes contamination of chain, machine, machine floor and even the end product itself - causing batches to be lost and profit damaging downtime to occur as equipment requires cleaning.


When a tissue manufacturer was struggling with the performance and reliability of the chain drive feeding tissue logs into an accumulator it turned to Tsubaki for help in reducing the lost production time. Using its RetroFit service to fit a high performance, lubrication-free Lambda chain on the machine, Tsubaki provided a solution that increased availability, improved product quality, reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity.

Miniatuurweergave voor TSU254_Log_Saw_Accumulator_Lambda_chain_Pic_1.jpgTsubaki engineers recommended replacing the existing chain with a high quality, high performance RS16B Lambda chain.

When a bucket elevator manufacturer was experiencing reliability problems with its backstop clutches, resulting in intensive maintenance and frequent replacement, it turned to Tsubaki for a solution.

Replacing the trapped roller design with a sprag clutch delivered higher torque capacity and longer life.
Bucket elevators provide a simple but effective mechanism of hauling and lifting flowable or semi-flowable bulk materials, including grain, fertiliser, foods, wastes and minerals, often into storage silos.

tsu263-bucket-elevator-application-tsubaki-camclutch.jpgDesigned specifically for use on the low speed shaft of inclined and bucket conveyors, the BSEU backstop cam clutch provides the safest reverse rotation prevention qualities available.