This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the comprehensive know-how of our experienced experts in both tool and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to an increased service life of both machine and tools, and also an optimal formed component quality. We try to surpass your gear rack for Machine Tool Industry anticipations and ensure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also required this because their vital clients 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 provider who could achieve the same restricted 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) gear rack, which experienced a complete pitch deviation of significantly less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a one meter length. The real 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 are capable of manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can create. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that is used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear rack is 6′ lengthy, has 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 unable to find someone with the capacity to slice the required size of helical rack. Many times customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are cost prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.
Many of our projects are unique within the market and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide variety of rare gear shaping tools in addition to advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to produce a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, shapes, 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 very happy to find a producer with the capacity of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their anticipations. We produced this helical equipment rack with a business 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 program consists of a rack (or a “linear equipment”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be straight or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to 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.