This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the extensive know-how of our skilled experts in both tool and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a unique synergy effect gear rack for Machine Tool Industry leading to an increased service life of both machine and tools, as well as an optimal formed component quality. We try to surpass your targets and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had produced their very own precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also required this because their vital clients demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no error compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to find a gear rack provider who could attain the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which got a total pitch deviation of significantly 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 main of the teeth were hardened combined with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was utilized to achieve the necessary flatness tolerances on the trunk and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we are capable of manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no various other manufacturers can produce. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that is used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The gear rack is 6′ long, has a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed a replacement part which is necessary to the procedure 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, 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 industry and represent one of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide range of rare gear shaping tools as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to make a vast selection of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, designs, and patterns.

The rack was manufactured on a specialized CNC gear rack milling machine to tolerances as tight as ±0.001″. The customer was not only pleased to find a producer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their targets. We produced this helical gear rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information about this custom equipment rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive system contains a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be directly or helical, although helical teeth are often used due to their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force which can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.