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 skilled experts in both device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect leading to an increased service life of both machine and equipment, and also an optimal formed part quality. We aim to surpass your objectives and ensure your success with this quality.
For a long time, a machine tool builder had produced their personal precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this because their important customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning without any error compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wished to look for a gear rack supplier who could achieve the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that they had come gear rack for Machine Tool Industry accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which experienced a complete pitch deviation of significantly 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 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 back and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no additional manufacturers can create. The part shown this is a helical equipment rack that is used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ lengthy, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is made from 4130 steel.

The customer needed an upgraded part which is essential 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. Many times customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are price prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are unique 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 products and also advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, designs, 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 very happy to find a producer with the capacity of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their objectives. We created this helical gear 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 program consists of a rack (or a “linear equipment”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be directly or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive system, the maximum force that can be transmitted is basically dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.