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U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.

Roller Chain Division

LAMBDA Chain

The Next Generation of Lube-Free Roller Chain

Better than ever!


Maintenance-Free
Even Longer Wear Life
Increased Operating Temperatures
Unique Patented Design

The Next Generation of Lube-Free Roller Chain

LAMBDA Drive and Conveyor Chain

We built in all the oil you need!

Next Generation LAMBDA for Your Operation


You cant find better lube-free performance than Next Generation
LAMBDA drive and conveyor chain. We enhanced the technology to
make the longest-lasting lube-free chain.

Now, after 10 years as the number one lube-free chain in the market,
weve made LAMBDA Chain better than ever! Next Generation LAMBDA
Chain is built for better, longer-lasting performance in maintenancefree operations:
Outlasts standard chain without post-lubrication
Operates in higher temperatures
Keeps your operation running clean

Drive LAMBDA

Wear Life

LAMBDA Chain delivers the ultimate in power transmission


technology ... long-term operation without additional lubrication.
Packaging ... food processing ... any application that must be lubefree needs LAMBDA Chain to improve performance. LAMBDA Chain
saves you time and money, because you get reduced downtime and
lower maintenance costs.

Our patented design combines a special oil-impregnated sintered


bushing and coated pin for long-term internal lubrication. The solid
roller engages cleanly with sprockets, creating smooth articulation,
reducing chain pull, and lengthening your systems wear life.
Outlasts our former LAMBDA Chain up to twice as long in
temperatures as high as 140F
Outstanding performance in temperatures up to 302F
Smooth roller engagement reduces sprocket wear and lengthens
your systems service life
Available in single and double strand from RSC35 to RSC100
and from RSD40 to RSD140 to meet more application needs

Wear Life

Next Generation LAMBDA

200%

Former LAMBDA

100%

Wear Elongation

0.5%
Standard RS
Roller Chain
without additional
lubrication

Next Generation
LAMBDA

0
14

140

302

Temperature (F)
Former
LAMBDA

Conveyor LAMBDA
Operation Time

Next Generation LAMBDA Chain outlasts standard chain without postlubrication. It outlasts our former LAMBDA Chain up to twice as long in
normal temperature range (+14F ~ +140F).

Wear Life

Next Generation LAMBDA

200%

Former LAMBDA

100%

0
14

140
Temperature (F)

302

Make a Clean Profit on Lube-Free Applications


When your operation runs clean, when machines and conveyed
materials must be free from contact with oil, or when lubrication is
difficult, Next Generation LAMBDA Chain is the right choice.
Reduce maintenance costs
Eliminate product contamination
Reduce downtime
Increase sprocket life

Start Saving Immediately


Maximize the efficiency of your existing system without costly design
or reconfiguration changes. Next Generation LAMBDA Chain is directly
interchangeable with most standard ANSI chain and will articulate
smoothly with sprockets. And LAMBDA Chain is in stock and ready
when you need it, so your line is up and running
right away.

Coated pin

Next Generation LAMBDA Chain for


Special Applications
In addition to our standard sizes and types of LAMBDA Chain, we
offer Next Generation LAMBDA Chain for special applications:
LAMBDA Chain with ULTRA WP Coating
Corrosion-resistant lube-free chain with the strength of carbon
steel. You get:
Excellent corrosion resistance to extend wear life in
applications that require water washdowns or exposure to
moisture (not suitable for applications that require contact
with food)
Protection that wont flake or peel off, keeping your line free
from the exposure that causes product damage and
premature chain wear
Strong, dependable chain free from steel-weakening hydrogen
embrittlement to give you longer service life
Engineering Class LAMBDA Chain Heavy-duty lube-free
chain designed to prolong wear life under rigorous operating
conditions. You get:
High-quality chain that can withstand applications where
lubrication is not an option
Outstanding performance with longer wear life, less downtime
for maintenance, and increased productivity
BS/DIN LAMBDA Chain Lube-free chain that operates on ISO
standard sprockets. Some dimensions vary slightly from ISO
standards.
Replaces BS/DIN chain for cost-effective lube-free operations
Extra temperature resistance up to 302F

Oil-impregnated
sintered bushing

Solid roller

Now better than ever!


Next Generation LAMBDA protects
applications and profits
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LAMBDA Chain The longest-lasting lube-free chains for your operation!

Contents
Next Generation

LAMBDA CHAIN SERIES

Strong, reliable operation with longer wear life than standard or other chains
Lube-free, which means less downtime and reduced maintenance and operating costs
Oil-impregnated bushings minimize chain elongation
Smooth roller engagement reduces sprocket wear and replacement costs
Up and running quickly, LAMBDA directly replaces ANSI chain in most applications
no expensive reconfiguration required
Ideal when lubrication is impractical or impossible
Same maximum allowable loads as our standard chains

Next Generation

DRIVE LAMBDA CHAIN

Note: Selection Guidelines for Drive LAMBDA are on pages 1521.

RS Drive LAMBDA
Single Strand Drive LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Double Strand Drive LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAMBDA for lube-free drive applications.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Same maximum allowable load as our standard RS chain
Available in sizes from RSD40 to RSD140

Nickel-Plated RS Drive LAMBDA


Nickel-Plated Single Strand Drive LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nickel-Plated Double Strand Drive LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAMBDA for corrosion resistance.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Ideal for mildly corrosive environments
Long-lasting and lube-free

Next Generation

CONVEYOR LAMBDA CHAIN

Note: Selection Guidelines for Conveyor LAMBDA are on pages 2224.

6-7

Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAMBDA for conveyor applications.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Cost-effective, lube-free conveyor chain for your operation
A variety of attachments for industry specific applications

6-7

Nickel-Plated Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Nickel-Plated Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAMBDA for corrosion resistance in conveyor applications.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Ideal for mildly corrosive environments
Long-lasting and lube-free

8-9

8-9

10

Plastic Top Roller Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


LAMBDA for accumulating conveyors.
Narrow width accumulating chain
Lube-free operation
Operates in temperatures up to 176F (due to plastic components)

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Plastic Outboard Roller Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


LAMBDA for accumulating conveyors.
Lube-free with a low center of gravity
Long wear life
Operates in temperatures up to 176F (due to plastic components)

12

Hollow Pin Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


LAMBDA for hollow pin applications.
Attachments or crossrods can be inserted at any pitch spacing
Single and double pitch sizes available

13-14

TN/TS Top Plate Conveyor LAMBDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


LAMBDA for special conveyor applications.
Plastic or stainless top plates for optimal performance
Nickel-plated base chain for mildly corrosive environments
TN Series operates in temperatures up to 176F (due to plastic components)
TS Series operates in temperatures up to 302F

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SPROCKETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Complete your LAMBDA System with durable sprockets from U.S. Tsubaki.
One source shopping for chains and sprockets of consistent, outstanding quality
Hardened teeth available for maximum durability
Manufactured to our high quality standards to ensure proper load distribution to the sprocket teeth
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RS Drive LAMBDA
RS Drive LAMBDA

LAMBDA for lube-free drive applications.


Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Same maximum allowable load as our standard RS chain
Available in sizes from RSD40 to RSD140
Single Strand Drive LAMBDA

Chain
Number
RSD40-LAMBDA
RSD50-LAMBDA
RSD60-LAMBDA
RSD80-LAMBDA
RSD100-LAMBDA
RSD120-LAMBDA
RSD140-LAMBDA

All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Standard
Type
of
Pin*

Pitch
P

R
R
R
R
C/R
C/R
C/R

.500
.625
.750
1.000
1.250
1.500
1.750

Width
Between
Roller
Link Plates
Roller
Link
PLP
RLP
RLP
Diameter Plates Thickness Thickness Height
R
W**
T1
T2
H

PLP
Height
h

L1

L2

.472
.591
.713
.949
1.185
1.425
1.661

.409
.512
.614
.819
1.024
1.228
1.433

.156
.200
.234
.312
.375
.437
.500

.344
.423
.541
.675
.813
1.014
1.091

.411
.490
.616
.797
.939
1.179
1.268

.787
.945
1.260
1.571
1.870
2.323
2.508

Width
Between
Roller
Link Plates
Roller
Link
PLP
RLP
RLP
Diameter Plates Thickness Thickness Height
R
W**
T1
T2
H

PLP
Height
h

Pin
L1

L2

.409
.512
.614
.819
1.024
1.228
1.433

.156
.200
.234
.312
.375
.437
.500

.689
.825
1.083
1.358
1.630
2.014
2.163

.754
.892
1.181
1.492
1.736
2.171
2.343

.312
.400
.469
.625
.750
.875
1.000

.297
.365
.483
.609
.736
.974
.974

.060
.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220

.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220
.252

Pin

Average Maximum
Tensile Allowable Approx.
Strength Load
Weight
(lbs)
(lbs)
(lbs/ft)
4,300
7,050
9,920
17,600
26,500
37,500
48,500

816
1,430
1,980
3,310
5,070
6,830
9,040

0.47
0.75
1.16
1.86
2.89
4.30
5.40

Double Strand Drive LAMBDA

Chain
Number
RSD40(H)-2LAMBDA
RSD50(H)-2LAMBDA
RSD60(H)-2LAMBDA
RSD80(H)-2LAMBDA
RSD100(H)-2LAMBDA
RSD120(H)-2LAMBDA
RSD140(H)-2LAMBDA

Standard
Type
of
Pin*

Pitch
P

R
R
R
R
C
C
C

.500
.625
.750
1.000
1.250
1.500
1.750

.312
.400
.469
.625
.750
.875
1.000

.297
.365
.483
.609
.736
.974
.974

* R indicates riveted, C indicates cottered, C/R indicates available with


cottered or riveted pins.
**Width between roller link plates (W) is slightly narrower than ANSI
standard, however this chain runs on standard sprockets.

.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220
.252

.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220
.252

.472
.591
.713
.949
1.185
1.425
1.661

Average Maximum
Traverse Tensile Allowable Approx.
Pitch Strength Load
Weight
C
(lbs)
(lbs)
(lbs/ft)
.646
.776
1.028
1.283
1.539
1.924
2.055

8,600
14,100
19,840
35,200
53,000
75,000
97,000

1,390
2,430
3,370
5,630
8,620
11,600
15,400

1.00
1.64
2.41
4.15
6.07
8.67
11.01

Notes:
1. Drive and Conveyor series LAMBDA chains cannot be intercoupled
or interchanged.
2. The heavy roller link plates slightly increase the width, which
means Drive LAMBDA connecting links are required.
3. Connecting links for RSD80-LAMBDA to RSD140-LAMBDA and
RSD80(H)-2LAMBDA to RSD140(H)-2LAMBDA have cottered pins.
4. Double Strand Drive LAMBDA requires heavy-series sprockets.

Nickel-Plated RS

Drive LAMBDA
Nickel-Plated Single Strand Drive LAMBDA

Chain
Number
RSD40NP-LAMBDA
RSD50NP-LAMBDA
RSD60NP-LAMBDA
RSD80NP-LAMBDA
RSD100NP-LAMBDA
RSD120NP-LAMBDA
RSD140NP-LAMBDA

Standard
Type
of
Pin*

Pitch
P

R
R
R
R
C
C
C

.500
.625
.750
1.000
1.250
1.500
1.750

All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Width
Between
Roller
Link Plates
Roller
Link
PLP
RLP
RLP
Diameter Plates Thickness Thickness Height
R
W**
T1
T2
H

PLP
Height
h

L1

L2

.472
.591
.713
.949
1.185
1.425
1.661

.409
.512
.614
.819
1.024
1.228
1.433

.156
.200
.234
.312
.375
.437
.500

.344
.423
.541
.675
.813
1.014
1.091

.411
.490
.616
.797
.939
1.179
1.268

.787
.945
1.260
1.571
1.870
2.323
2.508

Width
Between
Roller
Link Plates
Roller
Link
PLP
RLP
RLP
Diameter Plates Thickness Thickness Height
R
W**
T1
T2
H

PLP
Height
h

Pin
L1

L2

.409
.512
.614
.819
1.024
1.228
1.433

.156
.200
.234
.312
.375
.437
.500

.689
.825
1.083
1.358
1.630
2.014
2.163

.754
.892
1.181
1.492
1.736
2.171
2.343

.312
.400
.469
.625
.750
.875
1.000

.297
.365
.483
.609
.736
.974
.974

.060
.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220

.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220
.252

Pin

Average Maximum
Tensile Allowable Approx.
Strength Load
Weight
(lbs)
(lbs)
(lbs/ft)
4,300
7,050
9,920
17,600
26,500
37,500
48,500

683
1,210
1,630
2,870
4,300
5,730
7,720

Nickel-Plated RS Drive LAMBDA

LAMBDA for corrosion resistance.


Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Ideal for mildly corrosive environments
Long-lasting and lube-free

0.47
0.75
1.16
1.86
2.89
4.30
5.40

Nickel-Plated Double Strand Drive LAMBDA

Chain
Number
RSD40(H)NP-2LAMBDA
RSD50(H)NP-2LAMBDA
RSD60(H)NP-2LAMBDA
RSD80(H)NP-2LAMBDA
RSD100(H)NP-2LAMBDA
RSD120(H)NP-2LAMBDA
RSD140(H)NP-2LAMBDA

Standard
Type
of
Pin*

Pitch
P

R
R
R
R
C
C
C

.500
.625
.750
1.000
1.250
1.500
1.750

.312
.400
.469
.625
.750
.875
1.000

* R indicates riveted, C indicates cottered.


**Width between roller link plates (W) is slightly narrower than ANSI
standard, however this chain runs on standard sprockets.

.297
.365
.483
.609
.736
.974
.974

.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220
.252

.080
.094
.125
.156
.187
.220
.252

.472
.591
.713
.949
1.185
1.425
1.661

Average Maximum
Traverse Tensile Allowable Approx.
Pitch Strength Load
Weight
C
(lbs)
(lbs)
(lbs/ft)
.646
.776
1.028
1.283
1.539
1.924
2.055

8,600
14,100
19,840
35,200
53,000
75,000
97,000

1,160
2,060
2,770
4,880
7,310
9,740
13,100

1.00
1.64
2.41
4.15
6.07
8.67
11.01

Notes:
1. Drive and Conveyor series LAMBDA chains cannot be intercoupled
or interchanged.
2. The heavy roller link plates slightly increase the width, which means
Drive LAMBDA connecting links are required.
3. Connecting links for RSD80NP-LAMBDA to RSD140NP-LAMBDA
and RSD80(H)NP-2LAMBDA to RSD140(H)NP-2LAMBDA have cottered pins.
4. Double Strand Drive LAMBDA requires heavy-series sprockets.

Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA

Standard Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA


Now available in sizes from
RSC35 to RSC100 and from
RSC35NP to RSC100NP!

Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA

LAMBDA for conveyor applications.


Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Cost-effective, lube-free conveyor chain for your operation
A variety of attachments for industry specific applications

Nickel-Plated Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA


LAMBDA for corrosion resistance in conveyor applications.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Ideal for mildly corrosive environments
Long-lasting and lube-free

All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Chain Number
Standard

Pitch
P

Nickel-Plated

RSC35-LAMBDA
RSC40-LAMBDA
RSC50-LAMBDA
RSC60-LAMBDA
RSC80-LAMBDA
RSC100-LAMBDA

Roller
Dia.
R

RSC35NP-LAMBDA
RSC40NP-LAMBDA
RSC50NP-LAMBDA
RSC60NP-LAMBDA
RSC80NP-LAMBDA
RSC100NP-LAMBDA

.X....200

.375
.500
.625
.750
1.000
1.250

.312
.400
.469
.625
.750

Width
Between
Roller
Link
Link Plates
Plates Thickness Height
W
T
H
.188
.312
.375
.500
.625
.750

.050
.060
.080
.094
.125
.157

Chain Number
Standard
RSC35-LAMBDA
RSC40-LAMBDA
RSC50-LAMBDA
RSC60-LAMBDA
RSC80-LAMBDA
RSC100-LAMBDA

Nickel-Plated

RSC35NP-LAMBDA .375
RSC40NP-LAMBDA
.500
RSC50NP-LAMBDA
.625
RSC60NP-LAMBDA
.750
RSC80NP-LAMBDA
1.000
RSC100NP-LAMBDA
1.250

C
.375
.500
.625
.750
1.000
1.250

C1

.375
.500
.625
.719
.969
1.252

.311
.375
.500
.625
.752
1.000

.102
.141
.205
.205
.268
.343

.354
.472
.591
.713
.949
1.185

Dia.
D

From
Pin
Head
to C.L.
L1

From
Pin
End
to C.L.
L2

Average
Tensile
Strength
(lbs)

Maximum
Allowable
Load
(lbs)

Approx.
Weight
(lbs/ft)

.118
.156
.200
.234
.312
.375

.230
.325
.406
.506
.640
.778

.270
.392
.472
.581
.758
.900

2,115
3,530
5,730
8,380
14,300
22,500

342
595
970
1,410
2,400
3,840

0.22
0.43
0.70
1.03
1.79
2.69

Attachment Dimensions
S
X
X2
.250
.315
.406
.469
.625
.780

.563
.701
.922
1.110
1.441
1.768

.563
.701
.922
1.110
1.441
1.768

Xs

L3

L4

.573
.685
.906
1.057
1.396
1.732

.375
.375
.469
.563
.752
.937

.575
.661
.827
1.018
1.335
1.644

D
.118
.156
.200
.234
.312
.375

Additional
weight per
attachment (lbs)
A&SA Att K&SK Att D Att
.002
.004
.006
.015
.028
.057

.004
.008
.013
.030
.057
.114

.002
.002
.004
.006
.154
.264

Notes:
1. Conveyor LAMBDA should not be used in drive applications. It is designed for conveyor applications where the speeds are generally lower and the center distances are longer than those found
in drive applications. Conveyor series LAMBDA, except for RSC35-LAMBDA, has the same dimensions and the same working load as our standard attachment chain and the same link plate
thickness as standard. RSC35 standard connecting links cannot be used for RSC35-LAMBDA due to the difference in pin diameter.
2. Drive and Conveyor LAMBDA chains cannot be intercoupled.
3. Connecting links for RSC80-LAMBDA to RSC100-LAMBDA and RSC80NP-LAMBDA to RSC100NP-LAMBDA have cottered pins.
4. RSC35-LAMBDA lasts up to 5 times longer than standard roller chain without additional lubrication.

.X...

Rollerless
Bushing Diameter

Single Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA

Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA

Standard Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA


LAMBDA for conveyor applications.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Cost-effective, lube-free conveyor chain for your operation
A variety of attachments for industry-specific applications

Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA

Nickel-Plated Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA


LAMBDA for corrosion resistance in conveyor applications.
Operates in temperatures up to 302F
Ideal for mildly corrosive environments
Long-lasting and lube-free
All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Nickel-Plated

Pitch
P

S
Roller
R1

Roller Dia.
R
Roller
R2

Width
Between
Roller
Link
Plates
W

C2040NP-LAMBDA
C2050NP-LAMBDA
C2060HNP-LAMBDA
C2080HNP-LAMBDA
C2100HNP-LAMBDA

1.000
1.250
1.500
2.000
2.500

.312
.400
.469
.625
.750

.625
.750
.875
1.125
1.562

.312
.375
.500
.625
.750

Chain Number
Standard
C2040-LAMBDA
C2050-LAMBDA
C2060H-LAMBDA
C2080H-LAMBDA
C2100H-LAMBDA

Chain Number
Standard

Nickel-Plated

C2040-LAMBDA
C2050-LAMBDA
C2060H-LAMBDA
C2080H-LAMBDA
C2100H-LAMBDA

C2040NP-LAMBDA
C2050NP-LAMBDA
C2060HNP-LAMBDA
C2080HNP-LAMBDA
C2100HNP-LAMBDA

Chain Number
Standard
C2040-LAMBDA
C2050-LAMBDA
C2060H-LAMBDA
C2080H-LAMBDA
C2100H-LAMBDA

Nickel-Plated
C2040NP-LAMBDA
C2050NP-LAMBDA
C2060HNP-LAMBDA
C2080HNP-LAMBDA
C2100HNP-LAMBDA

C1

C2

.500 .437 .535


.626 .563 .626
.844 .689 .752
1.094 .874 1.000
1.312 1.125 1.250

Average
Tensile
Strength
(lbs)
3,530
5,730
8,380
14,300
22,500

.374 .752
.469 .937
.563 1.126
.752 1.500
.938 1.874

Maximum
Allowable
Load
(lbs)
595
970
1,410
2,400
3,840

Dia
D

Pin
Length
L1

L2

.156
.200
.234
.312
.375

.325
.406
.573
.720
.858

.392
.472
.652
.823
.964

*O

Attachment Dimensions
*O1
S
T
X

.142
.205
.205
.268
.323

.205
.268
.343
.406
.516

.358
.437
.579
.752
.922

Xs

0.58
0.87
1.47
2.37
3.91

.060
.080
.125
.156
.187

.060 .760 .693 .780


.080 .953 .866 .969
.125 1.240 1.110 1.205
.156 1.602 1.441 1.594
.187 1.950 1.768 1.984

Approx.Weight
(lbs/ft)
S
R
Roller
Roller
0.34
0.56
1.01
1.62
2.38

X2

Link Plate
Thickness
Height
T
H

L3

.156
.200
.234
.312
.375

.472
.591
.677
.906
1.125

L4

.374 .663
.469 .833
.563 1.083
.752 1.401
.937 1.709

G
.161
.201
.240
.319
.398

Additional weight
per attachment (lbs)
A&SA Att

K&SK Att

D Att

.006
.013
.037
.070
.132

.013
.026
.074
.140
.264

.002
.004
.006
.015
.026

Notes:
1. Conveyor LAMBDA should not be used in drive applications. It is designed for conveyor applications where the speeds are generally lower and the center distances are longer than those found
in drive applications. Conveyor series LAMBDA has the same dimensions and the same working load as our standard attachment chain. All link plates have the same thickness as standard.
2. Drive and Conveyor LAMBDA chains cannot be intercoupled.
3. Connecting links for C2080H-LAMBDA to C2100H-LAMBDA and C2080HNP-LAMBDA to C2100HNP-LAMBDA have cottered pins.

Double Pitch Conveyor LAMBDA

Plastic Top Roller Conveyor

LAMBDA

LAMBDA for accumulating conveyors.


Narrow width accumulating chain
Lube-free operation
Operates in temperatures up to 176F (due to plastic components)

Plastic Top Roller Conveyor LAMBDA

Single Pitch Top Roller Conveyor LAMBDA

All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Chain Number

Pitch
P

Width
Between
Roller
Link
Plates
W

Roller
Dia.
R

Pin
L1

L2

RSC40-LAMBDA-TRP
RSC50-LAMBDA-TRP
RSC60-LAMBDA-TRP

.500
.625
.750

.312
.375
.500

.312
.400
.469

.156
.200
.234

.325
.406
.506

.392
.472
.581

.472
.591
.713

.060
.080
.094

Chain Number

DF1

DF2

CS

RSC40-LAMBDA-TRP
RSC50-LAMBDA-TRP
RSC60-LAMBDA-TRP

.433
.591
.709

.625
.750
.875

.500
.626
.720

.374
.500
.626

Attachment Dimensions
XS
l

Link Plate

l1

l2

.325
.406
.506

.380
.469
.600

.156
.200
.234

Approx.Weight (lbs/ft)
At Every
At Every
Link
Second Link

.687
.876
1.033

.520
.638
.811

0.62
1.05
1.55

0.57
0.93
1.36

Roller Dia. R
Sroller
Rroller

Pin
L1

L2

.156
.200
.234

.325
.406
.573

.392
.472
.652

.472
.591
.677

.060
.080
.125

Double Pitch Top Roller Conveyor LAMBDA

Chain Number

Pitch
P

Width
Between
Roller
Link
Plates
W

C2040-LAMBDA-TRP
C2050-LAMBDA-TRP
C2060H-LAMBDA-TRP

1.00
1.25
1.50

.312
.375
.500

Chain Number
C2040-LAMBDA-TRP
C2050-LAMBDA-TRP
C2060H-LAMBDA-TRP

DF

CS

.625
.750
.875

.591
.748
.906

When top rollers are spaced more than


every second link.
Note: DF2

10

.312
.400
.469

.625
.750
.875

Attachment Dimensions
XS
l1
.827
1.043
1.244

.333
.413
.581

When top rollers are spaced every link.


Note: DF1

Link Plate

l2

.396
.508
.699

.205
.240
.318

Approx.Weight (lbs/ft)
SRoller
RRoller
0.61
0.97
1.86

Connecting link is clip type.

0.85
1.28
2.33

Hollow Pin Conveyor LAMBDA

LAMBDA for hollow pin applications.


Attachments or crossrods can be inserted at any pitch spacing
Single and double pitch sizes available
Single Pitch Hollow Pin Conveyor LAMBDA

All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Bushing
Dia.
B

RSC40HP-LAMBDA
RSC50HP-LAMBDA
RSC60HP-LAMBDA

.500
.625
.750

.312
.375
.500

.312
.400
.469

Outer
Dia.
F(MIN)

Pin
Inner
Dia.
L1

L2

.224
.284
.330

.157
.202
.236

.315
.396
.494

.374
.459
.561

Link Plate
Height
Thickness
H
T

Average
Tensile
Strength
(lbs)

.472
.591
.713

2,430
4,410
5,950

.060
.080
.094

Maximum
Allowable
Load
(lbs)

Approx.
Weight
(lbs/ft)

331
573
772

0.36
0.58
0.85

Hollow Pin Conveyor LAMBDA

Chain Number

Pitch
P

Width
Between
Bushing
Link
Plates
W

Double Pitch Hollow Pin Conveyor LAMBDA

12

Chain Number

Pitch
P

Width
Between
Roller
Link
Plates
W

S
Roller
Bush
Dia.
B

R
Roller
R

Outer
Dia
E

Inner
Dia
F(MIN)

L1

L2

C2040HP-LAMBDA
C2050HP-LAMBDA
C2060HP-LAMBDA

1.000
1.250
1.500

.312
.375
.500

.312
.400
.469

.625
.750
.875

.224
.284
.330

.157
.202
.236

.315
.396
.494

.374
.459
.561

Pin

Approx.Weight
Average Maximum
(lbs/ft)
Link Plate
Tensile Allowable
R
Height Thickness Strength
Load
Bushed
Roller
H
T
(lbs)
(lbs)
Type
Type
.472
.591
.677

.060
.080
.094

2,430
4,410
5,950

331
573
772

0.31
0.50
0.93

0.55
0.81
1.38

TN/TS Top Plate

Conveyor LAMBDA
LAMBDA for special conveyor applications.
Plastic or stainless steel snap-on top plate for optimal performance
Nickel-plated base chain for mildly corrosive environments
TN Series operates up to 176F (due to plastic components)
TS Series operates in temperatures up to 302F
All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise indicated.

PLASTIC TOP PLATE


TN SERIES

TN826NP-LAMBDA
TN1016NP-LAMBDA
TN1143NP-LAMBDA
TN1270NP-LAMBDA
TN1905NP-LAMBDA

Approx.
Weight
(lbs/ft)

Maximum
Allowable
Conveying
Load
(lbs)

3.25
4.00
4.50
5.00
7.50

1.41
1.48
1.55
1.61
1.88

1,410
1,410
1,410
1,410
1,410

TN/TS Top Plate Conveyor LAMBDA

Chain Number

Top
Plate
Width
XW

13

TN/TS Top Plate Conveyor LAMBDA

STAINLESS STEEL TOP PLATE


TS SERIES
Chain Number
P

PA

TS635NP-P-LAMBDA
TS762NP-P-LAMBDA
TS826NP-P-LAMBDA
TS950NP-P-LAMBDA
TS1016NP-P-LAMBDA
TS1100NP-P-LAMBDA
TS1143NP-P-LAMBDA
TS1270NP-P-LAMBDA
TS1524NP-P-LAMBDA
TS1905NP-P-LAMBDA

TS635NP-PA-LAMBDA
TS826NP-PA-LAMBDA
TS950NP-PA-LAMBDA
TS1100NP-PA-LAMBDA
TS1143NP-PA-LAMBDA
TS1524NP-PA-LAMBDA
TS1905NP-PA-LAMBDA

TN/TS Top Plate Conveyor LAMBDA

Note: Consult U.S. Tsubaki for sprocket selection.

14

Top Plate
Width
XW

PA

Maximum
Allowable
Load
(lbs)

2.50
3.00
3.25
3.74
4.00
4.33
4.50
5.00
6.00
7.50

1.8
2.0
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.9
3.3
3.9

2.0
2.4
2.6
2.8
2.9
3.5
4.1

660
660
660
660
660
660
660
660
660
660

Approx.Weight
(lbs/ft)

Selection Guidelines

Next Generation Drive LAMBDA Chain


Step 1.
Consider the following factors when selecting Drive
LAMBDA.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.

Source of power
Type of machine
Horsepower (HP) to be transmitted
RPM of driving and driven shafts
Diameter of driving and driven shafts
Center distance between shafts

Step 2.
Determine the service factor.
Selection Guidelines Drive LAMBDA

Use Table I to obtain the appropriate


Service Factor value.

Step 3.
Calculate the Design HP rating.
Multiply the HP value by the appropriate Service Factor value to obtain
the Design HP rating.
SERVICE FACTOR
Because the drive capacity of the chain is subject to various application factors,
the following table has been designed to rectify power changes in relation to load fluctuation.
Table I. Service Factor
Type
of Impact

Machines

Source of Power
Electric Motor
or Turbine

Internal Combustion Engine


With hydraulic drive

Smooth

Some
Impact

Large
Impact

Without hydraulic drive

Belt conveyors with small load fluctuations,


chain conveyors, centrifugal blowers, textile machines,
machines with small load fluctuations.

1.0

1.0

1.2

Centrifugal compressors, marine engine conveyors with


some load fluctuation, automatic furnaces, dryers,
pulverizers, general machine tools, compressors,
general work machines, general paper mills.

1.3

1.2

1.4

Presses, construction and mining machines, vibration


machines, oil well rigs, rubber mixers, machines with
reverse or impact loads.

1.5

1.4

1.7
15

Selection Guidelines Drive LAMBDA continued


Table II. Roller Chain Selection Table
Double
strand
hp

Single
strand
hp

100
80

50
40

60
50

30

40
20
30

20

4
D1
RS

10

Design Horsepower Value

Selection Guidelines Drive LAMBDA

8.0
10
8.0

20

6.0

30

5.0

4.0

13
16

16

0
D8
S
R

T
20

20

3.0

13
16

18
2

1.0

D6
RS

2.0

18

0.6

0
D4
S
R

T
13
18

0.5

T
13

0.8

D5
RS
13

4T
24

T
14

2.0

0.8

T
13

4.0

1.0

0
D1
RS

T
16

3.0

2
D1
RS

5.0

6.0

0.4
0.6
0.5

0.3

0.4
0.2
0.3

0.2
0.1
2

8 10

20

30

40 50

70

100

200

300

500

700

1000

Revolution of small sprocket (rpm)


How to use this table
This table is used to make a preliminary selection. The horsepower rating table should be
used to determine the most appropriate chain and sprocket.
1.
ExampleDesign Horsepower 7 HP, single strand application.
a) Assume that the RPM of the small sprocket is 100. Judging from the intersection
point of the design horsepowers value of 7 HP and the RPM value of 100, RSD80LAMBDA and a sprocket with either 15 teeth or 16 teeth can be selected. Sprockets
with 15 teeth are more economical than those with 16 teeth.

16

2.

b) Assume that the RPM of the small sprocket is 300. An RS60-13 tooth sprocket is
appropriate from the intersection point in the same manner above. The line for
RS50-24 teeth can also be seen near the intersection of 7 HP and 300 RPM.
Therefore, either RS60-13 teeth or RS50-24 teeth can be selected.
When the chain speed is less than 160 ft./min., it is more economical to choose your
LAMBDA Roller Chain by the selection method for slow speed drives.

Step 4.

Step 6.

Determine the number of teeth for


the small sprocket.

Determine the number of teeth for the large sprocket.

Use Table II to obtain the approximate chain size and the number
of teeth for the small sprocket. Compare this information to the Drive
LAMBDA Horsepower Ratings tables and determine if Drive LAMBDA
is appropriate for the speed and horsepower of the application. Select
the proper chain type, chain size, and sprocket size.
Refer to the number of revolutions of the high speed shaft (the driving
shaft when the speed is reduced; the driven shaft when the speed is
increased) and the design HP value. For smoother chain drive, a
smaller pitch is suggested. If a single strand chain does not satisfy
the transmission requirements, use a double strand chain. If there
are space limitations, a double strand chain with a smaller pitch
may be used.

Step 5.
Check the dimensions of the sprockets.

Basic Formula for Chain Drive


1. Chain Speed (S)
S(ft/min) = P N n
12
Where
P = Chain pitch (inch)
N = Number of teeth/sprocket
n = Revolutions per minute (rpm)
2. Chain Tension (T)
T(lbs) = 33,000 x HP
S
Where
S = Chain speed (ft/min)
HP = Horsepower to be transmitted (HP)
3. Number of pitches of chain (L)
L = N1 + N2 + 2C + (N2 - N1 /6.28)
2
C

Selection Guidelines Drive LAMBDA

After determining the number of teeth necessary for the small


sprocket, refer to the Sprocket Dimension tables to check if the
sprocket diameter satisfies the space limitation.

Multiply the number of teeth for the small sprocket by the speed ratio.
More than 15 teeth is suggested. The number of teeth on the large
sprocket should be less than 120. By reducing the number of teeth for
the small sprocket, the number of teeth for the large sprocket can be
reduced.

Where
N1 = Number of teeth on large sprocket
N2 = Number of teeth on small sprocket
C = Distance between shafts expressed in
number of links

17

Selection Guidelines Drive LAMBDA continued

ANSI Sprocket Dimensions

ANSI SPROCKET DIMENSIONS

18

No. of
Teeth

RS40 1/2" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS50 5/8" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS60 3/4" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS80 1" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS100 1 1/4" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS120 1 1/2" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS140 1 3/4" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

11
12
13

1.775
1.932
2.089

2.003
2.166
2.329

2.219
2.415
2.612

2.504
2.708
2.911

2.662
2.898
3.134

3.004
3.249
3.493

3.549
3.864
4.179

4.006
4.332
4.657

4.437
4.830
5.223

5.007
5.415
5.821

5.342
5.796
6.268

6.009
6.498
6.986

6.212
6.762
7.313

7.011
7.581
8.150

14
15
16
17
18

2.247
2.405
2.563
2.721
2.879

2.491
2.652
2.814
2.975
3.135

2.809
3.006
3.204
3.401
3.599

3.113
3.315
3.517
3.719
3.920

3.371
3.607
3.844
4.082
4.319

3.736
3.979
4.221
4.462
4.704

4.494
4.810
5.126
5.442
5.759

4.982
5.305
5.627
5.950
6.271

5.617
6.012
6.407
6.803
7.198

6.227
6.631
7.034
7.437
7.839

6.741
7.215
7.689
8.163
8.638

7.472
7.956
8.441
8.924
9.407

7.864
8.417
8.971
9.524
10.078

8.717
9.282
9.847
10.411
10.974

19
20
21
22
23

3.038
3.196
3.355
3.513
3.672

3.296
3.457
3.617
3.778
3.938

3.797
3.995
4.193
4.392
4.590

4.120
4.321
4.522
4.722
4.922

4.557
4.794
5.032
5.270
5.508

4.945
5.185
5.426
5.666
5.907

6.076
6.392
6.710
7.027
7.344

6.593
6.914
7.235
7.555
7.875

7.594
7.991
8.387
8.783
9.180

8.241
8.642
9.043
9.444
9.844

9.113
9.589
10.064
10.541
11.016

9.890
10.371
10.853
11.333
11.814

10.632
11.187
11.742
12.297
12.852

11.538
12.100
12.661
13.221
13.783

24
25
26
27
28

3.831
3.989
4.148
4.307
4.466

4.098
4.258
4.418
4.578
4.738

4.788
4.987
5.185
5.384
5.582

5.122
5.322
5.522
5.722
5.922

5.746
5.984
6.222
6.460
6.699

6.147
6.387
6.627
6.867
7.107

7.661
7.979
8.296
8.614
8.931

8.196
8.516
8.836
9.156
9.475

9.577
9.973
10.370
10.767
11.164

10.245
10.645
11.045
11.444
11.844

11.492
11.968
12.444
12.291
13.397

12.294
12.774
13.254
13.734
14.213

13.407
13.963
14.518
15.074
15.629

14.343
14.903
15.463
16.022
16.581

29
30
31
32
33

4.625
4.783
4.942
5.101
5.260

4.897
5.057
5.217
5.377
5.536

5.781
5.979
6.178
6.376
6.575

6.122
6.321
6.521
6.721
6.920

6.937
7.175
7.413
7.652
7.890

7.346
7.586
7.825
8.065
8.304

9.249
9.567
9.885
10.202
10.520

9.795
10.114
10.434
10.753
11.072

11.561
11.958
12.356
12.753
13.150

12.244
12.643
13.043
13.442
13.841

13.874
14.351
14.827
15.303
15.780

14.692
15.171
15.650
16.130
16.608

16.186
16.742
17.298
17.854
18.410

17.141
17.700
18.259
18.818
19.376

34
35
36
37
38

5.419
5.578
5.737
5.896
6.055

5.696
5.855
6.015
6.175
6.334

6.774
6.972
7.171
7.370
7.568

7.120
7.319
7.519
7.718
7.918

8.128
8.367
8.605
8.844
9.082

8.544
8.783
9.022
9.262
9.501

10.838
11.156
11.474
11.792
12.110

11.392
11.711
12.030
12.349
12.668

13.547
13.945
14.342
14.740
15.137

14.240
14.639
15.038
15.437
15.835

16.257
16.734
17.211
17.687
18.164

17.087
17.567
18.045
18.523
19.002

18.966
19.253
20.079
20.635
21.192

19.935
20.494
21.053
21.611
22.169

39
40
41
42
43

6.214
6.373
6.532
6.691
6.850

6.494
6.653
6.813
6.972
7.131

7.767
7.966
8.165
8.363
8.562

8.117
8.316
8.516
8.715
8.914

9.321
9.559
9.798
10.036
10.275

9.740
9.980
10.219
10.458
10.697

12.428
12.745
13.063
13.381
13.700

12.987
13.306
13.625
13.944
14.263

15.534
15.932
16.329
16.727
17.124

16.234
16.633
17.032
17.430
17.829

18.641
19.118
19.595
20.072
20.549

19.480
19.959
20.437
20.916
21.394

21.748
22.305
22.861
23.418
23.974

22.727
23.286
23.844
24.402
24.960

44
45
46
47
48

7.009
7.168
7.327
7.486
7.645

7.291
7.451
7.609
7.769
7.928

8.761
8.960
9.159
9.357
9.556

9.114
9.313
9.512
9.711
9.911

10.513
10.752
10.990
11.229
11.467

10.936
11.176
11.415
11.654
11.893

14.018
14.336
14.654
14.972
15.290

14.582
14.901
15.219
15.538
15.857

17.522
17.919
18.317
18.715
19.112

18.227
18.626
19.024
19.423
19.821

21.026
21.503
21.980
22.458
22.935

21.872
22.352
22.819
23.307
23.786

24.531
25.087
25.644
26.201
26.757

25.518
26.077
26.634
27.192
27.750

49
50
51
52
53

7.804
7.963
8.122
8.281
8.440

8.088
8.247
8.407
8.566
8.725

9.755
9.954
10.153
10.351
10.550

10.111
10.309
10.508
10.707
10.907

11.706
11.944
12.183
12.422
12.660

12.132
12.371
12.610
12.849
13.088

15.608
15.928
16.244
16.562
16.880

16.176
16.495
16.813
17.132
17.451

19.510
19.908
20.305
20.703
21.100

20.219
20.618
21.017
21.415
21.813

23.412
23.889
24.366
24.843
25.320

24.263
24.741
25.219
25.698
26.176

27.314
27.871
28.427
28.984
29.541

28.307
28.865
29.423
29.980
30.538

54
55
56
57
58

8.599
8.758
8.917
9.076
9.236

8.885
9.044
9.203
9.363
9.522

10.749
10.948
11.147
11.346
11.544

11.106
11.305
11.504
11.703
11.902

12.899
13.137
13.376
13.615
13.853

13.327
13.566
13.805
14.044
14.283

17.198
17.517
17.835
18.153
18.471

17.769
18.088
18.406
18.725
19.044

21.498
21.896
22.293
22.691
23.089

22.212
22.610
23.008
23.407
23.805

25.798
26.275
26.752
27.229
27.707

26.654
27.132
27.610
28.087
28.565

30.097
30.654
31.211
31.768
32.324

31.096
31.654
32.211
32.769
33.326

59
60
61
62
63

9.395
9.554
9.713
9.872
10.031

9.681
9.841
10.000
10.159
10.318

11.743
11.942
12.141
12.340
12.539

12.102
12.301
12.500
12.699
12.898

14.092
14.330
14.569
14.808
15.046

14.522
14.761
15.000
15.238
15.477

18.739
19.107
19.426
19.744
20.062

19.363
19.681
20.000
20.318
20.637

23.486
23.884
24.282
24.680
25.077

24.203
24.601
25.000
25.397
25.796

28.184
28.661
29.138
29.616
30.093

29.043
29.522
29.999
30.477
30.955

32.881
33.438
33.995
34.551
35.108

33.884
34.442
34.499
35.557
36.114

ANSI SPROCKET DIMENSIONS


RS50 5/8" Pitch
Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS60 3/4" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS80 1" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS100 1 1/4" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS120 1 1/2" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

RS140 1 3/4" Pitch


Pitch
Outside
Dia.
Dia.

64
65
66
67
68

10.190
10.349
10.508
10.667
10.826

10.478
10.637
10.796
10.956
11.115

12.738
12.936
13.135
13.334
13.533

13.097
13.296
13.495
13.694
13.893

15.285
15.524
15.762
16.001
16.240

15.716
15.955
16.194
16.433
16.672

20.380
20.698
21.016
21.335
21.653

20.955
21.274
21.593
21.911
22.230

25.475
25.873
26.271
26.668
27.066

26.194
26.593
26.991
27.389
27.787

30.570
31.047
32.002
32.002
32.479

31.433
31.911
32.388
32.866
33.344

35.665
36.222
36.779
37.336
37.892

36.672
37.229
37.787
38.544
38.901

69
70
71
72
73

10.986
11.145
11.304
11.463
11.622

11.274
11.434
11.593
11.752
11.911

13.732
13.931
14.130
14.328
14.527

14.092
14.292
14.491
14.690
14.889

16.478
16.717
16.956
17.194
17.433

16.911
17.150
17.388
17.628
17.866

21.971
22.289
22.607
22.926
23.244

22.548
22.867
23.185
23.504
23.822

27.464
27.862
28.259
28.657
29.055

28.185
28.584
29.981
29.380
29.778

32.957
33.434
33.911
34.388
34.866

33.822
34.300
34.777
35.255
35.733

38.449
39.006
39.563
40.120
40.677

39.459
40.017
40.574
41.131
41.689

74
75
76
77
78

11.781
11.940
12.099
12.258
12.417

12.071
12.229
12.389
12.548
12.708

14.726
14.925
15.124
15.323
15.522

15.088
15.287
15.486
15.685
15.884

17.672
17.910
18.149
18.387
18.626

18.105
18.344
18.583
18.822
19.061

23.562
23.880
24.198
24.517
24.835

24.141
24.459
24.778
25.096
25.415

29.453
29.850
30.248
30.646
31.044

30.176
30.574
30.973
31.370
31.769

35.343
35.820
36.298
36.775
37.252

36.211
36.688
37.166
37.644
38.122

41.233
41.790
42.347
42.904
43.461

42.246
42.803
43.361
43.918
44.475

79
80
81
82
83

12.577
12.736
12.895
13.054
13.213

12.867
13.026
13.185
13.345
13.504

15.721
15.920
16.118
16.317
16.516

16.083
16.282
16.481
16.681
16.879

18.865
19.104
19.342
19.581
19.820

19.299
19.539
19.977
20.016
20.255

25.153
25.471
25.790
26.108
26.426

25.733
26.052
26.370
26.689
27.007

31.441
31.839
32.237
32.635
33.033

32.166
32.565
32.963
33.361
33.759

37.730
38.207
38.684
39.162
39.639

38.599
39.078
39.555
40.033
40.510

44.018
44.575
45.132
45.689
46.246

45.033
45.591
46.147
46.705
47.262

84
85
86
87
88

13.372
13.531
13.690
13.849
14.009

13.663
13.822
13.981
14.141
14.299

16.715
16.914
17.113
17.312
17.511

17.079
17.277
17.476
17.676
17.874

20.058
20.297
20.536
20.774
21.013

20.494
20.733
20.791
21.210
21.449

26.744
27.063
27.381
27.699
28.017

27.326
27.644
27.962
28.281
28.599

33.430
33.828
34.226
34.624
35.022

34.158
34.555
34.953
35.351
35.749

40.116
40.594
41.071
41.548
42.026

40.998
41.466
41.943
42.421
42.899

46.802
47.359
47.915
48.472
49.029

47.819
48.377
48.934
49.491
50.048

89
90
91
92
93

14.168
14.327
14.486
14.645
14.804

14.459
14.618
14.777
14.937
15.096

17.710
17.909
18.107
18.306
18.505

18.074
18.272
18.471
18.671
18.869

21.252
21.490
21.729
21.968
22.206

21.688
21.927
22.165
22.404
22.643

28.335
28.654
28.972
29.290
29.608

28.918
29.236
29.554
29.873
30.191

35.419
35.817
36.215
36.613
37.011

36.148
36.545
36.943
37.341
37.739

42.503
42.981
43.458
43.935
44.412

43.376
43.854
44.332
44.809
45.287

49.586
50.144
50.700
51.257
51.814

50.606
51.163
51.720
52.278
52.835

94
95
96
97
98

14.963
15.122
15.282
15.441
15.600

15.255
15.414
15.573
15.733
15.892

18.704
18.903
19.102
19.301
19.500

19.069
19.267
19.466
19.666
19.864

22.445
22.684
22.922
23.161
23.400

22.882
23.121
23.359
23.598
23.837

29.927
30.245
30.563
30.881
31.200

30.510
30.828
31.146
31.465
31.783

37.408
37.806
38.204
38.602
39.000

38.138
38.535
38.933
39.331
39.729

44.889
45.367
45.844
46.321
46.799

45.765
46.242
46.720
47.197
47.675

52.371
52.298
53.485
54.402
54.599

53.392
53.049
54.507
55.064
55.621

99
100
101
102
103

15.759
15.918
16.077
16.236
16.395

16.051
16.210
16.370
16.529
16.688

19.699
19.898
20.097
20.295
20.494

20.064
20.262
20.462
20.661
20.860

23.638
23.877
24.116
24.355
24.593

24.076
24.315
25.554
24.793
25.032

31.518
31.836
32.154
32.473
32.791

32.102
32.420
32.739
33.058
33.376

39.397
39.795
40.193
40.591
40.989

40.128
40.525
40.924
41.322
41.720

47.277
47.754
48.231
48.709
49.186

48.153
48.630
49.108
49.586
50.063

55.156
55.713
56.270
56.827
57.384

56.178
56.735
57.293
57.850
58.407

104
105
106
107
108

16.555
16.714
16.873
17.032
17.191

16.847
17.006
17.166
17.325
17.484

20.693
20.892
21.091
21.290
21.489

21.059
21.258
21.457
21.656
21.854

24.832
25.071
25.309
25.548
25.787

25.271
25.510
25.749
25.987
26.226

33.109
33.428
33.746
34.064
34.382

33.695
34.013
34.332
34.650
34.968

41.387
41.784
42.182
42.580
42.978

42.118
42.517
42.915
43.312
43.710

49.664
50.141
50.619
51.096
51.573

50.541
51.018
51.496
51.974
52.451

57.941
58.489
59.055
59.612
60.169

58.964
58.522
60.079
60.636
61.193

109
110
111
112
113

17.350
17.509
17.669
17.828
17.987

17.643
17.803
17.962
18.122
18.280

21.688
21.887
22.086
22.285
22.484

22.054
22.253
22.452
22.651
22.850

26.025
26.264
26.503
26.742
26.980

26.465
26.704
26.943
27.182
27.421

34.701
35.019
35.337
35.655
35.974

35.287
35.605
35.924
36.243
36.561

43.376
43.774
44.171
44.569
44.967

44.108
44.506
44.905
45.304
45.701

52.051
52.528
53.005
53.483
53.961

52.929
53.406
53.884
54.362
54.844

60.726
61.283
61.840
62.397
62.954

61.750
62.308
62.865
63.422
63.979

114
115
116
117
118

18.146
18.305
18.464
18.623
18.783

18.440
18.597
18.757
18.917
19.077

22.682
22.881
23.080
23.279
23.478

23.049
23.246
23.447
23.647
23.846

27.219
27.458
27.696
27.935
28.174

27.660
27.896
28.136
28.376
28.615

36.292
36.610
36.929
37.247
37.565

36.879
37.194
37.515
37.835
38.135

45.365
45.763
46.161
46.558
46.956

46.099
46.493
46.893
47.293
47.691

54.438
54.915
55.393
55.870
56.347

55.327
55.794
56.272
56.750
57.227

63.511
64.086
64.625
65.182
65.739

64.536
65.093
65.651
66.208
66.765

119
120

18.942
19.101

19.235
19.394

23.677
23.876

24.045
24.243

28.413
28.651

28.853
29.091

37.883
38.202

38.471
38.789

47.354
47.752

48.089
48.486

56.824
57.301

57.705
58.182

66.296
66.853

67.322
67.879

ANSI Sprocket Dimensions

RS40 1/2" Pitch


No. of Pitch
Outside
Teeth Dia.
Dia.

19

Selection Guidelines Drive


LAMBDA continued
Horsepower Ratings
The horsepower ratings shown in these charts are based on the
following conditions.
1. The chains are operated under ordinary conditions. The ambient
temperatures during typical operating conditions range between
14F and 302F. They should not be used in an atmosphere in
which abrasive dust or corrosive gas is present or where humidity
is high.
2. The two transmission shafts are horizontal and the chains are
properly installed.

Horsepower Ratings

3. The load does not change significantly during transmission. The


Service Factors given in Table I should be taken into account when
the chains are used under various operating conditions.

20

RSD50-LAMBDA
No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
10 25 50 100 200 300 400 500 700 900

11
12
13

0.16 0.38 0.71 1.33 2.48 3.58 4.64 5.66 6.67 7.67
0.19 0.42 0.78 1.46 2.72 3.93 5.09 6.22 7.33 8.42
0.20 0.46 0.86 1.59 2.98 4.28 5.55 6.78 7.99

14
15
16
17
18

0.21
0.23
0.25
0.27
0.28

0.50
0.54
0.58
0.62
0.66

0.92
0.99
1.07
1.14
1.22

1.73
1.86
2.00
2.13
2.27

3.22
3.47
3.73
3.97
4.22

4.64
5.00
5.36
5.72
6.08

19
20
21
22
23

0.31
0.32
0.34
0.35
0.38

0.68
0.72
0.76
0.80
0.84

1.29
1.35
1.43
1.50
1.58

2.40
2.53
2.68
2.81
2.95

4.48
4.73
4.99
5.24
5.51

6.45 8.36
6.82 8.83
7.18 9.32
7.56
7.93

24
25
26
28
30

0.39
0.40
0.43
0.46
0.50

0.88
0.92
0.97
1.05
1.13

1.66
1.73
1.81
1.96
2.10

3.08
3.23
3.36
3.65
3.93

5.76
6.02
6.29
6.81
7.33

8.30
8.67
9.05
9.81

32
35
40
45

0.54
0.59
0.67
0.76

1.21
1.33
1.54
1.74

2.27
2.49
2.87
2.27

4.21 7.87
4.64 8.66
5.36 10.0
6.08

6.00
6.47
6.94
7.41
7.88

7.34 8.66
7.92
8.48
9.06

RSD40-LAMBDA

RSD60-LAMBDA

No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
10 25 50 100 200 300 400 500 700 900 1000

No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
10 25 50 100 150 200 250 300 400 500

11
12
13

0.08 0.19 0.35 0.64 1.21 1.73 2.24 2.73 3.70 4.65 5.11
0.09 0.20 0.38 0.71 1.31 1.90 2.47 3.00 4.07 5.11
0.09 0.23 0.42 0.76 1.43 2.06 2.68 3.28 4.44 5.56

11
12
13

0.29 0.67 1.26 2.35 3.39 4.38 5.36 6.31 8.19 10.0
0.32 0.74 1.38 2.59 3.71 4.81 5.88 6.94 8.99 11.0
0.35 0.80 1.51 2.81 4.06 5.25 6.42 7.57 9.80

14
15
16
17
18

0.11
0.11
0.12
0.13
0.13

0.24
0.25
0.28
0.29
0.31

0.44
0.48
0.52
0.55
0.59

0.83
0.90
0.97
1.03
1.10

1.55
1.68
1.80
1.92
2.04

2.24
2.41
2.59
2.76
2.95

2.91
3.14
3.35
3.58
3.81

3.55 4.81
3.83 5.19
4.10 5.55
4.38
4.66

14
15
16
17
18

0.39
0.42
0.44
0.47
0.51

0.87
0.94
1.01
1.09
1.15

1.64
1.76
1.89
2.01
2.14

3.06
3.28
3.52
3.77
3.99

4.40
4.73
5.08
5.41
5.76

5.70
6.13
6.57
7.02
7.47

6.96
7.49
8.04
8.58
9.13

19
20
21
22
23

0.15
0.16
0.16
0.17
0.17

0.34
0.35
0.38
0.39
0.42

0.62
0.66
0.70
0.72
0.76

1.17
1.23
1.29
1.35
1.42

2.17
2.29
2.41
2.53
2.67

3.12
3.30
3.47
3.66
3.83

4.05
4.28
4.50
4.73
4.97

4.95
5.23
5.51
5.79
6.07

19
20
21
22
23

0.54
0.56
0.59
0.63
0.66

1.22
1.29
1.35
1.42
1.50

2.28
2.40
2.53
2.67
2.79

4.24
4.48
4.73
4.97
5.21

6.11
6.46
6.81
7.16
7.51

7.91
8.36
8.82
9.27
9.73

9.68 11.4
10.2 12.0
10.8
11.3
11.9

24
25
26
28
30

0.19
0.20
0.20
0.23
0.24

0.23
0.44
0.47
0.51
0.55

0.80
0.83
0.87
0.95
1.02

1.49
1.55
1.62
1.77
1.90

2.79
2.91
3.04
3.30
3.55

4.02
4.20
4.38
4.74
5.11

5.20
5.44
5.67
6.14

24
25
26
28
30

0.68
0.72
0.75
0.82
0.87

1.57
1.64
1.72
1.85
2.00

2.92
3.06
3.19
3.46
3.73

5.46
5.71
5.95
6.45
6.94

7.87
8.22
8.58
9.29
10.0

10.2 12.5
10.6 13.0
11.1
12.0
13.0

32
35
40
45

0.25
0.28
0.32
0.38

0.59
0.64
0.75
0.84

1.09
1.21
1.39
1.58

2.04
2.24
2.59
2.95

3.81 5.48
4.20 6.03
4.84
5.50

32
35
40
45

0.94
1.03
1.19
1.35

2.14
2.36
2.72
3.10

3.99
4.40
5.08
5.76

7.45 10.1
8.20 11.8
9.48 13.7
10.8

8.20 10.6
8.83 11.4
9.46
10.1
10.7

RSD80-LAMBDA

RSD120-LAMBDA

No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
10 25 50 75 100 125 150 200 250 300

No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

11
12
13

0.66 1.51 2.81 4.06 5.27 6.43 7.57 9.82 12.0 14.2
0.72 1.66 3.10 4.46 5.78 7.06 8.32 10.8 13.2
0.79 1.81 3.38 4.87 6.30 7.71 9.07 11.8 14.3

11
12
13

1.09 2.02 2.91 3.78 4.61 5.44 7.04 8.60 10.1 13.1 16.1 19.6
1.19 2.22 3.20 4.14 5.07 5.98 7.73 9.46 11.1 14.5 17.7 21.6
1.30 2.43 3.48 4.52 5.52 6.51 8.43 10.3 12.2 15.7 19.3 23.5

14
15
16
17
18

0.86
0.92
0.99
1.06
1.13

1.96
2.12
2.27
2.41
2.57

3.66
3.94
4.22
4.52
4.80

5.27
5.68
6.08
6.50
6.92

6.82
7.36
7.88
8.42
8.95

8.35
8.99
9.64
10.3
11.0

9.84
10.6
11.4
12.1
12.9

14
15
16
17
18

1.41
1.51
1.62
1.73
1.85

2.63
2.83
3.03
3.23
3.44

3.78
4.07
4.37
4.66
4.96

4.89
5.28
5.66
6.04
6.42

5.99
6.45
6.92
7.39
7.85

7.05
7.60
8.15
8.70
9.25

9.14
9.85
10.6
11.3
12.0

11.2
12.0
12.9
13.8
14.6

13.2
14.2
15.1
16.2
17.3

19
20
21
22
23

1.19
1.26
1.33
1.39
1.47

2.72
2.88
3.04
3.19
3.35

5.09
5.37
5.67
5.96
6.26

7.33
7.75
8.16
8.59
9.01

9.49
10.0
10.6
11.1
11.7

11.6
12.3
12.9
13.5
14.2

13.7
14.5
15.3
16.1
16.8

19
20
21
22
23

1.96
2.06
2.18
2.29
2.40

3.65
3.86
4.06
4.28
4.49

5.25
5.56
5.86
6.17
6.46

6.81
7.20
7.59
7.97
8.38

8.32
8.81
9.27
9.76
10.2

10.2
10.4
10.9
11.5
12.1

12.7
13.4
14.2
14.9
15.7

15.5
16.5
17.3
18.2
19.0

18.4 23.6
19.3 25.0
20.4
21.4
23.4

24
25
26
28
30

1.54
1.61
1.68
1.82
1.96

3.51
3.67
3.82
4.14
4.46

6.55
6.85
7.14
7.73
8.34

9.44
9.85
10.3
11.1
12.0

12.2
12.8
13.3
14.5
15.5

14.9
15.5
16.4
17.7

24
25
26
28
30

2.52
2.63
2.75
2.98
3.20

4.69
4.91
5.12
5.55
5.98

6.77
7.08
7.37
7.99
8.60

8.77
9.15
9.56
10.3
11.2

10.7
11.2
11.7
12.7
13.7

12.6
13.2
13.8
14.9
16.1

16.4
17.2
17.8
19.3
20.8

20.0 24.5
20.9 25.6
21.8
23.6
25.5

32
35
40
45

2.10
2.32
2.67
3.03

4.78
5.28
6.10
6.92

8.94
9.84
11.4
12.9

12.9 16.6
14.2 18.4
16.4
18.6

32
35
40
45

3.43
3.78
4.37
4.96

6.41
7.06
8.15
9.26

9.23
10.2
11.7
13.3

12.0
13.2
15.3
17.3

14.6
16.1
18.6
21.2

17.3 22.4 27.4


19.0 24.5
22.0 28.3
24.8

12.7 15.5
13.7
14.7
15.7

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
5
10 15 20 25 30 40

50

60

80

100 125

17.0 20.9
18.4 22.5
19.7 24.1
21.0
22.3

RSD100-LAMBDA

RSD140-LAMBDA

No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
10 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225

No. of
Teeth
Small
Spkt.

11
12
13

1.10 2.52 4.70 6.77 8.77 10.7 12.6 14.5 16.4 18.2
1.21 2.76 5.16 7.44 9.64 11.8 13.9 15.9 18.0
1.33 3.02 5.63 8.11 10.5 12.8 15.1 17.4

11
12
13

1.70 3.16 4.57 5.91 7.22 8.51 11.0 13.5 15.9 20.6 25.2
1.86 3.48 5.01 6.50 7.93 9.36 12.1 14.9 17.4 22.7
2.04 3.79 5.47 7.08 8.66 10.2 13.2 16.2 19.0 24.7

14
15
16
17
18

1.43
1.54
1.65
1.77
1.88

3.27
3.52
3.78
4.03
4.29

6.10
5.57
7.05
7.52
8.00

8.78
9.46
10.1
10.8
11.5

11.4
12.3
13.1
14.1
14.9

14
15
16
17
18

2.20
2.37
2.55
2.72
2.90

4.11
4.42
4.74
5.07
5.39

5.92
6.38
6.84
7.30
7.77

7.67
8.27
8.86
9.46
10.1

9.38
10.1
10.8
11.6
12.3

11.1
11.9
12.8
13.7
14.5

14.3
15.4
16.5
17.7
18.8

17.6
18.9
20.2
21.6
22.9

19
20
21
22
23

2.00
2.10
2.22
2.33
2.45

4.54
4.80
5.07
5.32
5.59

8.48
8.97
9.45
9.93
10.4

12.2
12.9
13.7
14.3
15.0

15.8 19.3
16.8 20.5
17.7
18.5
19.4

19
20
21
22
23

3.07
3.24
3.42
3.59
3.77

5.72
6.04
6.37
6.70
7.02

8.23
8.70
9.18
9.65
10.1

10.7
11.3
11.9
12.5
13.1

13.0
13.8
14.5
15.3
16.1

15.4
16.2
17.2
18.0
18.9

20.0
21.0
22.2
23.3
24.5

24.4
25.7
27.1
28.5

24
25
26
28
30

2.56
2.68
2.80
3.03
3.26

5.84
6.11
6.38
6.90
7.44

10.9
11.4
11.9
12.9
13.9

15.7 20.4
16.5 21.3
17.2
18.6
20.0

24
25
26
28
30

3.94
4.11
4.30
4.66
5.01

7.36
7.69
8.03
8.69
9.37

10.6
11.1
11.6
12.5
13.5

13.7
14.3
15.0
16.2
17.4

16.8
17.6
18.4
19.8
21.3

19.8
20.6
21.6
23.3
25.2

25.6
26.8
27.9
30.3

32
35
40
45

3.50
3.86
4.45
5.05

7.97
8.79
10.2
11.5

14.9 21.4
16.4
18.9
21.6

32
35
40

5.37 10.0 14.5 18.8 22.9 26.9


5.92 11.1 15.9 20.6 25.2 29.8
6.85 12.8 18.4 23.9 29.1

50

60

80

20.6 24.7
22.2 26.7
23.9
25.5
27.1

100

Horsepower Ratings

13.9 16.4 18.8


15.0 17.7
16.1 18.9
17.2
18.2

HORSEPOWER RATINGS
Maximum Speed - Small Sprocket (rpm)
5
10 15 20 25 30 40

21

Selection Guidelines

Next Generation Conveyor LAMBDA Chain


The following procedure is useful for economical and quick conveyor
chain selection.
Step 1. Confirm the operating conditions of the conveyor.
Step 2. Tentatively select the chain size.
Step 3. Calculate the design chain tension.
Step 4. Verify the chain selection.
Step 5. Verify the allowable roller load.

Step 1.
Confirm the operating conditions of the conveyor.
The following information is needed to design a chain conveyor.
a. Type of conveyor
(slat conveyor, bucket conveyor, etc.)
b. Method of chain travel
(horizontal, inclined, vertical)
c. Type, weight, and size of conveyed materials
d. Weight of materials to be transported
per foot of conveyor length
e. Conveyor speed
f. Conveyor length
g. Considerations for special environments

Step 2.
Tentatively select chain size.

Selection Guidelines Conveyor LAMBDA

To tentatively select the chain size, estimate the chain tension (T) by the
following formula. A chain with an allowable load equal to or greater
than the above calculated chain tension may be tentatively selected.

22

T (lbs) = MT f k1..................(1)
Where
MT= Total weight of material conveyed (lbs)
f = Coefficient of friction, sliding and/or rolling
(f1 and f2 of Tables I and II, see page 23)
k1 = Chain speed coefficient (Table III, see page 24)

Step 3.
Calculate the chain tension.
Next, the chain tension should be calculated using the actual weight of
the conveyor chain and material conveyed, as shown below.
1. Chain rolling

2. Chain sliding
Table I. Coefficient of Rolling Friction (f1)
Type of Roller

Coefficient (f1)

Oversize R
Standard S
Side or Top roller (plastic)

0.08
0.14
0.06

Note: Side or top roller (f1) to be used for accumulating load calculation.

Table II. Coefficient of Sliding Friction (f2)


Chain
LAMBDA

3. Calculate the required power


Calculate the required power to drive the conveyor from the
following formula.

Dry

Lubricated

0.3

0.2

Selection Guidelines Conveyor LAMBDA

23

Selection Guidelines Conveyor LAMBDA continued

Step 4.

Step 5.

Verify chain selection.

Verify the allowable roller load.

Multiply the chain tension (T) by the chain speed coefficient (k1)
listed in Table III and verify the following formula.

When the load is carried on the rollers, the total weight of the chain
and load per roller should not exceed the allowable roller load shown
in Table IV.

T x k1 Max allowable load of the chain ......................(14)

Table IV. Allowable Roller Load (lbs/roller)

Table III. Chain Speed Coefficient (k1)


Chain Speed (ft/min)

Selection Guidelines Conveyor LAMBDA

0 ~ 50
50 ~ 100
100 ~ 160
160 ~ 230
230 ~ 300
300 ~ 360
360 ~ 400

24

Speed Factor (k1)


1.0
1.2
1.4
1.6
2.2
2.8
3.2

Chain No.
C2040
C2050
C2060H
C2080H
C2100H

RS40
RS50
RS60
RS80
RS100

Oversize Roller

Standard Roller

143
220
353
595
882

33
44
66
121
176

Note: Oversize R rollers are available only for double pitch roller chains.

Selection Guidelines for Top Roller, Outboard Roller,


and Top Plate LAMBDA
For detailed selection procedures, please consult
our General Catalog or contact U.S. Tsubaki.

You cant find


better lube-free
performance than

LAMBDA
Drive and
Conveyor Chain

from
U.S.Tsubaki, Inc.

LAMBDA Chain
better than ever for your
lube-free applications.

Outlasts every other chain without post-lubrication


Operates in higher temperatures
Keeps your operation running clean
To find out which size and type of LAMBDA Chain is right for you, call 1-800-323-7790 or contact the U.S. Tsubaki Service Center nearest you.
U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.
Headquarters
301 E. Marquardt Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Tel: (800) 323-7790
Tel: (847) 459-9500
Fax: (847) 459-9515
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Service Centers
Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA 30336
Tel: (800) 443-8212
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Dallas, TX
Robco, Inc.
1523 Crescent Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006
Tel: (800) 444-7609
Tel: (972) 242-3300
Fax: (972) 245-2328

Philadelphia, PA
U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.
2321 N. Penn Road
Hatfield, PA 19440
Tel: (800) 258-3847
Tel: (215) 997-9170
Fax: (215) 997-9179

Bennington, VT
Sprocket Division
222 Bowen Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Tel: (800) 451-4441
Tel: (802) 447-7561
Fax: (802) 447-0755

Charlotte, NC
B.C. & H. Company
11010 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC 28105
Tel: (704) 847-9131
Fax: (704) 847-3651

Los Angeles, CA
U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.
18031 Cortney Court
City of Industry, CA 91748
Tel: (800) 352-4315
Tel: (626) 913-1344
Fax: (626) 913-5042

Portland, OR
U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.
14157 N.E. Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230
Tel: (800) 352-4315
Fax: (626) 913-5042

Holyoke, MA
Roller Chain Division
821 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: (800) 628-9037
Tel: (413) 536-1576
Fax: (413) 534-8239

Chicago, IL
U.S. Tsubaki, Inc.
301 E. Marquardt Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Tel: (800) 323-7790
Tel: (847) 459-9500
Fax: (847) 459-9515

Mississauga, ON
Tsubaki of Canada
Limited
1630 Drew Road
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5S 1J6
Tel: (800) 263-7088
Tel: (905) 676-0400
Fax: (905) 676-0904

Sandusky, OH
Engineering Chain
Division
1010 Edgewater Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
Tel: (800) 537-6140
Tel: (419) 626-4560
Fax: (419) 626-5194

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