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Power & Performance for the Bulk Material Handling and Mining Industry

The Tsubaki Group is the leading manufacturer of mining chains, cam clutches and power cylinders which are used in underground mines, surface mines, preparation plants, power stations and port facility applications. We currently manufacture many different sizes of mine chains for several major OEMs. This relationship enables us to design upgrades for the chain in the mining equipment to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.

We use alloy-grade steels, heat-treated to precise specifications and assembled with the heavy press-fits required to withstand the punishment of today's more powerful, high production mining equipment. Our complete line of mining chains includes Feeder Breaker Chain, Super Shuttle Car Chain, as well as various chains which are widely used in drill rigs, rotary breakers, face/roof drilling, reclaimers, under cutters, prep plants, continuous miners, roof support machines, and continuous haulage systems.

The Tsubaki Group is also proud to provide a wide variety of in-house designed sprockets, which are required in all chain applications, as well as other related products such as our highly reliable and strictly tested cam clutches and power cylinders, One-Touch Inspection Door® etc. Furthermore, as the Tsubaki Group prides itself on its ability to answer customer's demanding needs through innovative customisation of its products, we are able to manufacture Made-to-Order chains and attachment configurations, sprockets, etc., for your individual requirements. Please consult your local Tsubaki representative for further details.


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Tsubaki linear actuators are ideal for bulk handling applications

The world of solid and bulk handling represents a demanding industrial environment where plant and machinery must be robust and reliable. Here, Derek Mack, of Tsubaki UK, explains why more engineers than ever before are turning to Electro-Mechanical linear actuators as their first choice of actuation mechanism.

tsu240-power-cylinder.jpgPhoto: A Tsubaki Power Cylinder is used to open and close a chute flop gate in an Australian mine.

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Hoisting and lifting in the port industry

Worldwide commerce is heavily dependent on the port industry to lift and shift every kind of commodity and keep the global shipping lanes moving. As the crucial link between sea freight and land transport, the port industry depends on reliable and durable equipment to ensure shipping deadlines are met.
Tsubaki is a leading supplier of power transmission components to the industry both through OE and maintenance channels. Here we explain how high quality components can improve overall reliability, efficiency and productivity within the port industry.

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Tsubaki Lube-Free Chain Takes the Heat at Horwich Foundry

The maintenance department at Horwich Castings foundry in Bolton, one of the largest and most advanced green sand casting plants in the UK, was used to roller chain lasting a maximum of six months on a conveyor removing hot boxes from the central mould machine. In an attempt to extend chain life in this arduous environment, standard roller was replaced with Lambda Lube free roller chain from Tsubaki. The chain is still running two years later, there has been a considerable cost saving made on replacement chains, plant reliability is now 100% and the level of maintenance work required has been greatly reduced.

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Clutch replacement brings increased reliability for bucket elevators

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.

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Free flow conveyor reduces car plant downtime

A car manufacturing plant in France has almost completely eliminated the downtime caused by friction wear on conveyors thanks to the installation of Tsubaki Double Plus free flow chain. The robust rollers are resistant to wear, even when a high degree of friction is generated as the crates, which carry small parts through the factory, accumulate on the conveyor.


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