This integrated and coordinated 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 tool and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a unique synergy effect that leads to a higher service existence of both machine and tools, in addition to an optimal formed part quality. We try to surpass your targets and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their very own precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise gear rack for Machine Tool Industry positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their critical clients demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning without any mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack supplier who could attain the same limited rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which acquired a total pitch deviation of less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a 1 meter length. The real pitch deviation was measured at 20º C and marked on each rack. To attain the high rack power the customer required, the root of one’s teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was utilized to achieve the required flatness tolerances on the back and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can produce. The part shown this is a helical equipment rack that is used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed a replacement part which is necessary 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, customers have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the industry and represent one of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide range of rare gear shaping tools in addition to advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to produce a vast selection of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, forms, 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 producer with the capacity of producing the component; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their objectives. We created this helical gear rack with a business lead time of only two weeks. For additional information regarding this custom equipment 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 can be directly or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is basically dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.