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 experienced experts in both device and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to an increased service lifestyle of both machine and equipment, as well as an optimal formed part quality. We try to surpass your objectives and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had produced their very own precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also required this because their crucial 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 achieve the same limited rack tolerances and gear rack for Machine Tool Industry 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 had a complete pitch deviation of less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a one meter length. The actual pitch deviation was measured at 20º C and marked on each rack. To attain the high rack power the customer required, the root of the teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the required 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 produce. 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 operation of their machine and had previously been struggling 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 more available or are cost prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the product 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 devices as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to make a vast selection of gear, sprocket, function, 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 customer was not only pleased to find a manufacturer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their targets. We produced this helical gear rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional details about this custom equipment 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 can be straight or helical, although helical the teeth are often used because of their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force which can be transmitted is largely determined by the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.