Compact Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators deliver efficiency and reliability
Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators utilise zip chains with an end fitting bracket, which can be housed within a compact chain case. The zip chains engage quietly outside of the housing, with a specially designed Tsubaki sprocket ensuring smooth power transmission. This design enables installation in any direction, allowing for lifting, horizontal movement and suspension – providing versatility for the needs of a wide array of equipment.
Primary benefits include an inherently compact design compared to traditional linear actuators. The height of the chain housing case can be up to 90% less than the stroke, which eliminates the space efficiency issues suffered by pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. Furthermore, pipes associated with pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders are replaced by cables. This allows for installation within compact spaces, or, offers the opportunity to reduce the footprint of equipment designs. Combined with an integrated drive structure and the ability to install in any direction, Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators provide plenty of options for equipment manufacturers looking to downsize systems.
Compactness is matched with excellent reliability and speed. Designed to provide exceptional wear protection and high resistance to chain elongation, Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators have an expected travelling distance of up to 4,000 km. A top speed of up to 1,000 mm/s far outstrips the capabilities of screw type, pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. Combined with servo motors, Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators can carry out multi-point stopping with high precision.
For those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators also offer an advantage in this regard. Inherently energy efficient to produce and operate when compared to pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, Zip Chain Actuators have a reduced overall CO2 output. The complicated systems associated with pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders naturally result in increased power losses, while the simplicity of Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators ensures reduced losses and a high system conversion efficiency. As well as reduced environmental impact, high efficiency also enables energy cost savings.
Tsubaki Zip Chains are lubricated by grease, removing problematic oil lines and eliminating any leakage risks. The drive source of Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators is simply connected by cables, which further eases maintenance work.
Suitable applications include pallet transfer devices, lifting equipment, part tray lifters, furnace doors, container sorting equipment and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Image 1: Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators can carry out multi-point stopping with high precision.
Image 2: Tsubaki Zip Chain Actuators provide smooth performance that meets the needs of multiple applications.
Image 3: Compactness is matched with excellent reliability and speed.
Image 4: The height of the chain housing case can be up to 90% less than the stroke, which eliminates the space efficiency issues.
Established in 1917, Tsubakimoto Chain Company is the world’s premier manufacturer of power transmission products with strong market positions in premium quality industrial drive & conveyor chains and associated power transmission components such as cam clutches, reducers & linear actuators. With a turnover exceeding $1,5 Billion US Dollars & 6,500 employees, the Tsubaki group includes 41 manufacturing locations and 81 group companies worldwide. Our production and sales networks are now more developed than ever.
Tsubakimoto Europe B.V. serves Power Transmission customers in the Pan-European market, Africa and the Middle East from European headquarters located in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, along with a local subsidiary based in Nottingham, serving the UK market & Ireland and from the office in Ismaning, Germany customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are served. Customers in Spain and Portugal are served by our office in Madrid, Spain.
Tel: +44 (0)1905 917477
Address: Progress House, Midland Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1AQ, United KingdomReader Contact:
Tsubaki – ENGLISH: Richard Poldervaart
Tel: +31 (0)78 6204000
Address: Tsubakimoto Europe B.V, Aventuijn 1200, 3316 LB Dordrecht, The Netherlands