This integrated and coordinated development of gear rack for Machine Tool Industry thermoforming machines and tools is our most important customer benefit and unique on the thermoforming market. With the considerable know-how of our experienced experts in both tool and machine engineering, our customers benefit from a distinctive synergy effect leading to a higher service existence of both machine and equipment, and also an optimal formed component quality. We aim to surpass your targets and ensure your success with this quality.
For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their own precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also required this because their crucial clients demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save costs, they wanted to look for a gear rack provider who could obtain the same tight rack tolerances and performance level that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide selection of regular rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Precision DIN 4 (UHPR) gear rack, which acquired a total pitch deviation of significantly 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 attain the high rack power the customer required, the root of one’s teeth were hardened together with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was utilized to achieve the required flatness tolerances on the trunk and sides of the rack.
At Industrial Sprockets & Gears, Inc., we can handle manufacturing complicated gears and sprockets that no other manufacturers can generate. The part shown here is a helical equipment rack that can be used on a Maag gear manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, includes a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 4130 steel.
The customer needed an upgraded part which is essential to the procedure of their machine and had previously been unable to find someone with the capability to slice the required size of helical rack. Often customers e mail us because OEM parts are no longer available or are cost prohibitive. Often, customers have found that the quality of replacement parts produced by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.
Many of our projects are exclusive within the sector and represent one of the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain an array of rare gear shaping gear and also advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to make a vast array of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, shapes, and patterns.
The rack was manufactured on a specialized CNC gear rack milling machine to tolerances as tight as ±0.001″. The customer was not only pleased to find a producer capable of producing the component; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their targets. We produced this helical gear rack with a lead time of only two weeks. For additional information regarding this custom equipment rack machining project, e mail us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program contains a rack (or a “linear equipment”) 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 due to their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force which can be transmitted is largely dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.