This integrated and coordinated development of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the intensive know-how of our experienced gear rack for Machine Tool Industry experts in both tool and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a unique synergy effect that leads to an increased service existence of both machine and equipment, in addition to an optimal formed component quality. We try to surpass your goals and make sure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had manufactured their very own precision gear racks to attain ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also required this because their vital clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no error compensation on the axis.
To save costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack supplier who could obtain the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which got a total pitch deviation of less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a 1 meter length. The actual pitch deviation was measured at 20º C and marked on each rack. To achieve the high rack power the customer required, the main of one’s teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the needed flatness tolerances on the trunk and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we are capable of manufacturing complicated gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can generate. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that is utilized on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ lengthy, has a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed an upgraded part which is essential to the operation of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capacity to cut the required size of helical rack. Often customers e mail us because OEM parts are no longer available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts produced by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are exclusive within the industry and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide range of rare gear shaping equipment along with advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to produce a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, forms, and patterns.

The rack was produced 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 product quality far exceeded their targets. We created this helical gear rack with a business lead time of only two weeks. For additional information about this custom equipment rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program includes a rack (or a “linear equipment”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be directly or helical, although helical tooth are often used because of their higher load capability and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force that can be transmitted is largely determined by the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.