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 skilled experts in both device and machine engineering, our clients benefit from a distinctive synergy effect leading to an increased service existence of both machine and equipment, and also an optimal formed component quality. We try to surpass your goals and make sure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had manufactured their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also required this because their vital customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no error compensation on the axis.
To save costs, they wished to look for a gear rack provider who could accomplish the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china variety of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which got a complete 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 attain the high rack strength the customer required, the root of one’s teeth were hardened together 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 are capable of manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can produce. The part shown here is a helical gear rack that can be used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear 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 procedure of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capability to slice the required size of helical rack. Often customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts produced by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are unique within the industry and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide range of rare gear shaping gear and also advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, 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 customer was not only pleased to find a producer with the capacity of producing the part; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their expectations. We created this helical gear rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional details about this custom gear rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program includes a rack (or a “linear equipment”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be directly or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force which can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.