November 11, 2019

This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the extensive know-how of our experienced experts in both tool and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to a higher service lifestyle of both machine and equipment, and also an optimal formed component quality. We aim to surpass your goals and make sure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had produced their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their important customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack supplier who could achieve the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which had a gear rack for Machine Tool Industry complete pitch deviation of significantly 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 attain the high rack strength the customer required, the main of the teeth were hardened along 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 are capable of manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can create. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that can be used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, has a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed a replacement part which is essential to the operation 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 contact us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the grade of replacement parts produced by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the market and represent many of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping apparatus and also advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to produce a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, 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 customer was not only very happy to find a manufacturer with the capacity of producing the component; 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 gear rack machining project, e mail 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 straight or helical, although helical tooth are often used because of their higher load capacity and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force which can be transmitted is basically determined by the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.