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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 skilled experts in both device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to a higher service life of both machine and equipment, as well as an optimal formed component quality. We aim to surpass your anticipations 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 required this because their critical customers demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning without any error compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to find 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 range of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which experienced a total pitch deviation of significantly 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 required flatness tolerances on the back and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complicated gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can generate. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that can be used on a Maag gear 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 capability to slice the required size of helical rack. Often customers contact us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the gear rack for Machine Tool Industry quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are unique 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 products in addition to advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce 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 pleased to find a manufacturer with the capacity of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their targets. We created this helical gear rack with a business 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 consists of 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 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 largely dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.