This integrated and coordinated advancement 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 device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to a higher service lifestyle of both machine and tools, in addition to an optimal formed component quality. We try 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 accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their critical customers gear rack for Machine Tool Industry 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 attain the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide selection of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which experienced a complete 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 attain 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 back and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we are capable of manufacturing complicated gears and sprockets that no various other manufacturers can produce. The part shown this is a helical equipment rack that is utilized on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear rack is 6′ lengthy, has a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.

The customer needed a replacement part which is essential to the operation of their machine and had previously been unable to find someone with the capacity to cut the required size of helical rack. Often customers e mail us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the grade of replacement parts made by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the industry and represent one of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide variety of rare gear shaping equipment as well as advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce a vast array of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, designs, and patterns.

The rack was produced on a specialized CNC gear rack milling machine to tolerances as tight as ±0.001″. The customer was not only very happy to find a manufacturer with the capacity of producing the part; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their goals. We produced this helical equipment rack with a lead time of only two weeks. 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 can be directly or helical, although helical teeth are often used due to their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force that can be transmitted is basically dependant on the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.