This integrated and coordinated development of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the comprehensive know-how of our experienced experts in both device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to a higher service existence of both machine and tools, and also an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your targets and make sure your success with our quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their personal precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their essential customers demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to find a gear rack supplier who could achieve the same tight rack gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range 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 one meter length. The actual pitch deviation was measured at 20º C and marked on each rack. To achieve the high rack strength the customer required, the root of the teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used 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 various other manufacturers can create. The part shown here is a helical equipment 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 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 capability to slice the required size of helical rack. Many times customers contact us because OEM parts are no longer available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are unique within the market and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping gear along with advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to make a vast selection of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, forms, 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 manufacturer 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 information regarding this custom equipment 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”). One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive could be straight or helical, although helical the teeth are often used because of their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force which can be transmitted is basically determined by the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.