This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the considerable know-how of our skilled experts in both device and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to a higher service life of both machine and equipment, as well as an optimal formed part quality. We try to surpass your anticipations and make sure 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 devices maintain accurate positioning without any mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to find a gear rack provider who could gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china achieve the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which got 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 the teeth were hardened together with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was utilized to achieve the needed flatness tolerances on the trunk and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complicated gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can create. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that is used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed an upgraded part which is essential 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 e mail us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts produced by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the industry and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide range of rare gear shaping apparatus as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, styles, 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 component; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their expectations. We produced this helical gear rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information regarding this custom gear rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program consists of a rack (or a “linear equipment”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be directly or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force which can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.