This integrated and coordinated gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china development 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 customers benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to a higher service life of both machine and tools, and also an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your expectations and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had produced their very own precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their vital clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning without any error 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 performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which got 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 attain the high rack strength the customer required, the root of the teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was utilized 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 other manufacturers can create. The part shown here is a helical gear rack that is utilized on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear rack is 6′ long, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is made from 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. Often customers e mail us because OEM parts are no longer available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts produced by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the sector and represent many 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 produce a vast array 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 pleased to find a producer with the capacity of producing the component; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their anticipations. We created this helical equipment rack with a business lead time of only fourteen days. For additional details about this custom gear rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program includes 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 due to their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force that can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.