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 intensive know-how of our skilled experts in both tool and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a unique synergy effect leading to a higher service lifestyle of both machine and tools, along with an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your targets and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their own precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also required this because their critical customers demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save costs, they wanted to find a gear rack provider who could accomplish the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china variety of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which had a total pitch deviation of less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a 1 meter length. The actual pitch deviation was measured at 20º C and marked on each rack. To achieve the high rack power the customer required, the main of the teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the required 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 other manufacturers can create. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that is used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus 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 necessary to the operation of their machine and had previously been unable to find someone with the capability to cut the required size of helical rack. Many times customers contact us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are unique within the market and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide selection of rare gear shaping apparatus as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce a vast selection of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, styles, 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 producer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their goals. We produced this helical equipment rack with a business lead time of only two weeks. For additional information about this custom equipment rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program includes a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be directly or helical, although helical tooth are often used because of their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force which can be transmitted is basically dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.