This integrated and coordinated development of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the comprehensive know-how of our skilled experts in both tool and gear rack for Machine Tool Industry machine engineering, our clients benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to an increased service existence of both machine and equipment, as well as an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your expectations and ensure your success with our quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had produced their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also required this because their vital customers demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack provider who could obtain the same limited rack tolerances and performance level that 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) equipment rack, which experienced 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 strength the customer required, the main 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 complicated gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can generate. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that can be used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The apparatus 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 procedure of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capacity to cut the required size of helical rack. Many times customers contact us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are unique 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 products along with advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, work, 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 customer was not only pleased to find a producer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their expectations. We created this helical equipment rack with a business lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information about this custom gear rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program includes a rack (or a “linear equipment”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be directly or helical, although helical teeth are often used because of their higher load capacity and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is basically dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.