November 11, 2019

This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china 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 life of both machine and tools, and also an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your anticipations and make sure your success with our 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 required this because their critical clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save costs, they wanted to find a gear rack supplier who could accomplish the same limited 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) equipment rack, which acquired a total pitch deviation of 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 utilized to achieve the needed 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 other manufacturers can generate. The part shown here is a helical gear rack that can be used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear 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 struggling to find someone with the capability to slice the required size of helical rack. Many times customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are exclusive within the sector and represent one of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping gear as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to produce a vast selection of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, designs, and patterns.

The rack was produced 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 capable of producing the component; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their expectations. We produced this helical gear rack with a business lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information about this custom gear rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program includes a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be directly or helical, although helical teeth are often used due to their higher load capacity and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force which can be transmitted is basically dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.