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 experienced experts in both tool and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to a higher service lifestyle of both machine and equipment, and also an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your goals and make sure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had produced their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their important customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack supplier who could achieve the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range of regular rack & pinion gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which had 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 root of the teeth were hardened together with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used 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 produce. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that is used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear rack is 6′ lengthy, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is made from 4130 steel.
The customer needed an upgraded part which is necessary to the procedure of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capability to cut the required size of helical rack. Often customers e mail us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the quality of replacement parts produced by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.
Quite a few projects are unique within the industry and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide variety of rare gear shaping tools as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, designs, 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 manufacturer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their expectations. We produced this helical gear rack with a business lead time of only two weeks. For additional information regarding this custom equipment rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive system includes 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 the teeth are often used due to their higher load capability and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.