gear rack for Machine Tool Industry

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 experienced experts in both device and machine engineering, our gear rack for Machine Tool Industry customers benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to an increased service existence of both machine and equipment, in addition to an optimal formed part quality. We try to surpass your anticipations and make sure your success with our quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their own precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also needed this because their important customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to find a gear rack provider who could attain the same restricted rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide selection of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) gear 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 achieve the high rack strength the customer required, the root of the teeth were hardened together with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the needed flatness tolerances on the trunk and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no various other manufacturers can generate. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that is utilized on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is made from 4130 steel.

The customer needed a replacement 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 longer available or are price prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the grade of replacement parts made by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are exclusive within the sector and represent some of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping devices and also advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, styles, 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 pleased to find a manufacturer with the capacity of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their objectives. We produced 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 system 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 tooth are often used because of their higher load capability and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.