The patented 4. Generation of the RS roller chain "GT4 Winner" of Tsubaki has shown in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) test that it provides a longer service life than comparable standard chains offered on the market thanks to environmentally conscious manufacturing and the use of environmentally friendly materials. It follows that BS / DIN premium chain during their life cycle 66% less CO2Caused emissions.
The outstanding eco-balance is also achieved by the special construction: The GT4 Winner chain was equipped with high-precision cylindrical and seamless bushings, which lead to an optimal power transmission between pin and bushing. Their patented lubrication groove bushings ensure long-lasting lubrication. Perfectly cylindrical precision components were provided with a lubrication groove. These hold the oil at the contact point and thus exactly where it is needed. This ensures a long chain life, lower maintenance costs and ultimately a reduction in overall costs.
The life cycle assessment was benchmarked to identify 120 chain members for CO production2Analyzed emissions. The criteria to be reviewed include the entire lifecycle of material procurement, internal and external processing in the manufacturing process, and product transportation and scrapping.
Commenting on the result, Derek Mack, Sales Director, Tsubaki UK, comments: "Very few chains in the market match the life of our GT4 Winner, and when using one of our chains, comparable chain users need several of them." While there is no big difference in the current one Efficiency from one chain to another during use, but the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is changing significantly. "
The results of the LCA show that all 120 links of a GT4 winner are only 29 kg CO2 compared to standard industrial chains with 88 kg CO2 produce. With this, the drive specialist will be one more time Eco & Eco (Ecology and Economy). With this approach, TSUBAKI aims to help its customers achieve reduced environmental impact and increased economic efficiency.