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 Gear Racks 11know-how of our experienced experts in both device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to a gear rack for Machine Tool Industry higher service existence of both machine and equipment, and also an optimal formed part quality. We try to surpass your objectives and make sure your success with our quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had manufactured their own precision gear racks to attain ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their important clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wished to find a gear rack supplier who could obtain the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide selection of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which got a complete pitch deviation of significantly 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 combined with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the needed flatness tolerances on the back and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we are capable of manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can produce. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that can be 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 essential to the operation of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capacity to slice the required size of helical rack. Many times customers e mail us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts produced by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the market and represent one of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping tools and also advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce a vast selection of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, shapes, 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 pleased to find a producer with the capacity of producing the part; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their expectations. We created this helical equipment rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information about this custom equipment rack machining project, contact 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 straight or helical, although helical tooth are often used because of their higher load capacity and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force which can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.