This integrated and coordinated advancement of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the extensive know-how of our skilled experts in both device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect leading to a higher service lifestyle of both machine and tools, in addition to an optimal formed component quality. We aim to surpass your goals and ensure your success with our quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their very own precision gear racks to achieve ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also required this because their essential clients demanded that their machines maintain accurate positioning without any mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wished to find a gear rack supplier who could attain the same limited rack tolerances and gear rack for Machine Tool Industry performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which experienced a total pitch deviation of significantly less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a 1 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 along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the necessary 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 various other manufacturers can produce. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that can be used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The gear 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 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 produced by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the industry and represent some of 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, that allows us to produce a vast selection 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 component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their objectives. We produced this helical equipment rack with a business lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information regarding this custom equipment rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive system includes 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 the teeth are often used because of their higher load capability 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.