This integrated and coordinated development of thermoforming machines and tools is our most significant customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the extensive know-how of our experienced experts in both device and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect that leads to a higher service life of both machine and tools, along with an optimal formed component quality. We try to surpass your objectives and make sure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their own precision gear racks to attain ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also required this because their important customers demanded that their gear rack for Machine Tool Industry devices maintain accurate positioning with no error compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wanted to find a gear rack supplier who could obtain the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide variety of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which had a total pitch deviation of 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 one’s 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 can handle manufacturing complex gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can produce. The part shown here is a helical gear rack that can be used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ lengthy, has 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 unable to find someone with the capacity to slice the required size of helical rack. Many times customers e mail us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are unique within the sector and represent many 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 produce a vast array of gear, sprocket, work, and rack sizes, shapes, 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 manufacturer capable of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their goals. We produced this helical gear rack with a lead time of only two weeks. For additional information about this custom gear 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 could be straight or helical, although helical tooth are often used because of their higher load capacity 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 how big is the pinion.