This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the intensive know-how of our skilled experts in both tool and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to an increased gear rack for Machine Tool Industry service lifestyle of both machine and tools, and also an optimal formed component quality. We aim to surpass your goals and make sure your success with our quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had produced their own precision gear racks to attain ultra-precise positioning on their 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 costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack supplier who could attain the same limited rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which experienced a complete pitch deviation of less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a a single 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 root of the teeth were hardened combined with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the necessary flatness tolerances on the trunk and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we are capable of manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can produce. The part shown here is a helical gear rack that is utilized 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 a replacement part which is necessary to the operation 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 price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are exclusive within the sector and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping gear along with advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce a vast array 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 very happy to find a producer with the capacity of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their objectives. 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 program contains a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be directly or helical, although helical tooth are often used because of their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is largely determined by the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.