gear rack for Machine Tool Industry

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For years, a machine tool builder had produced their personal precision gear racks to attain ultra-precise positioning on the machines. They also needed this gear rack for Machine Tool Industry china because their crucial customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning with no mistake compensation on the axis.
To save lots of costs, they wished to look for a gear rack provider who could obtain the same limited rack tolerances and performance level that that they had come accustom to.
Choosing from their wide range of standard rack & pinion drives, ATLANTA offered a Ultra-High Accuracy DIN 4 (UHPR) equipment rack, which had a complete pitch deviation of 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 achieve the high rack power the customer required, the main of the teeth were hardened combined with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used 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 produce. The part shown here is a helical gear rack that is 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 an upgraded part which is essential to the operation of their machine and had previously been struggling to find someone with the capacity to cut the required size of helical rack. Often customers contact us because OEM parts are no more available or are cost prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the quality of replacement parts made by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Many of our projects are exclusive within the industry and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide variety of rare gear shaping products in addition to advanced CNC milling and turning centers, that allows us to make a vast selection of gear, sprocket, function, and rack sizes, styles, 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 very happy to find a manufacturer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the product quality far exceeded their anticipations. We created this helical equipment rack with a lead time of only fourteen days. For additional information about this custom equipment rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program consists of a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be straight or helical, although helical the teeth are often used due to their higher load capability and quieter procedure. For a rack and pinion drive program, the maximum force that can be transmitted is largely determined by the tooth pitch and how big is the pinion.


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