Lambda Drive Chain

Tsubaki was first to introduce its Lambda self-lubricating chain in 1988.  Since then we have continually advanced our manufacturing technology, material and performance of the Lambda chain series.  You simply cannot find a higher performing self-lubricating chain in the market today.

Compared to a standard non-lubricated chain, Lambda chain can last 14 times longer.  The secret is a sintered metal oil impregnated bushing.

Lambda chain can operate in temperatures of -10°C to 150°C.

40LMD to 140LMD
40HLMD-2 to 140HLMD-2

Single strand Lambda chain employ heavy roller (inner) side plates.  Its overall width is slightly larger than standard chain.  It will, however, engage with standard single sprockets

To avoid introducing a third transverse pitch to the product line up, double pitch Lambda chain uses all heavy side plates.  Therefore a heavy sprocket must be used to properly engage with double strand Lambda.  This is due to the different transverse pitch between standard double strand chain and double strand Lambda chain.

Key Terms

  • Lambda Chain
  • Self-Lubricating Chain
  • Sintered Metal Bushing
  • Oil Impregnated
  • Lube Free Chain

Lambda Lube-Free Chains