This integrated and coordinated development of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the intensive know-how of our skilled experts in both tool and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a distinctive synergy effect leading to a higher service lifestyle of both machine and tools, as well as an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your gear rack for Machine Tool Industry anticipations and make sure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had manufactured their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also required this because their crucial clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning without any mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wished to find a gear rack supplier who could achieve the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide selection of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which acquired a complete pitch deviation of less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a one meter length. The actual pitch deviation was measured at 20º C and marked on each rack. To attain the high rack power the customer required, the root of one’s teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was utilized to achieve the necessary flatness tolerances on the back and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can create. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that is used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed a replacement part which is essential to the procedure of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capacity to slice the required size of helical rack. Often customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the sector and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping equipment in addition to advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce a vast selection of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, styles, and patterns.

The rack was manufactured on a specialized CNC gear rack milling machine to tolerances as tight as ±0.001″. The client was not only very happy to find a producer with the capacity of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their objectives. We produced this helical gear rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional details about this custom equipment rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive system consists of a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be directly or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force that can be transmitted is basically determined by the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.