This integrated and coordinated development of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the extensive know-how of our skilled experts in both device and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a distinctive synergy effect leading to a higher service life of both machine and tools, in addition to an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your objectives and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had produced their gear rack for Machine Tool Industry personal precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also required this because their essential clients demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save costs, they wished to look for a gear rack supplier who could achieve the same restricted 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 total pitch deviation of significantly less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a a single meter length. The real 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 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 can handle manufacturing complicated gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can create. The part shown this is a helical equipment rack that is utilized on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ lengthy, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 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 capability to cut the required size of helical rack. Often customers e mail 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.

Quite a few projects are unique within the sector and represent some of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping equipment as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to make a vast selection of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, styles, and patterns.

The rack was manufactured 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 manufacturer capable of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their objectives. We produced this helical equipment rack with a business lead time of only two weeks. For additional information regarding this custom gear rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive system consists of a rack (or a “linear equipment”) 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 capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is basically determined by the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.