This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most important 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 distinctive synergy effect that leads to a higher service life of both machine and tools, along with an optimal formed component quality. We aim to surpass your expectations and make sure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had manufactured their very own precision gear racks to attain ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also needed this because their vital clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no error compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack supplier who could accomplish the same tight rack tolerances and gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which experienced 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 attain the high rack power the customer required, the main of one’s 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 complicated gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can generate. 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 an upgraded part which is necessary to the procedure of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capacity to cut the required size of helical rack. Often customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the quality 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, shapes, 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 manufacturer capable of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their anticipations. We created this helical equipment rack with a lead time of only two weeks. For additional information about this custom equipment rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program contains a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be straight or helical, although helical teeth are often used because of their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force which can be transmitted is basically determined by the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.