gear rack for Machine Tool Industry

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For years, a machine tool builder had manufactured their personal gear rack for Machine Tool Industry Precision gear racks to accomplish ultra-precise positioning on their machines. They also needed this because their critical customers demanded that their devices maintain accurate positioning without any error compensation on the axis.
To save 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 experienced a total pitch deviation of significantly less than twelve microns (< 0.012 mm) over a a single 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 root of the teeth were hardened along with the tooth flanks. Finally, precision grinding was used to achieve the needed 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 other manufacturers can generate. The part shown this is a helical gear rack that is used on a Maag equipment manufacturing machine. The apparatus rack is 6′ long, has a nominal cross-section of 3” by 2”, and is constructed of 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 capacity to slice the required size of helical rack. Often customers contact us because OEM parts are no longer available or are price prohibitive. Often, clients have found that the grade of replacement parts produced by us exceed the product quality their OEM parts.

Quite a few projects are exclusive within the industry and represent probably the most challenging sizes and geometries of gears produced today. We maintain a wide selection of rare gear shaping tools along with advanced CNC milling and turning centers, which allows us to produce a vast selection 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 pleased to find a producer capable of producing the part; they remarked that the quality far exceeded their goals. We produced this helical gear rack with a business lead time of only two weeks. For additional details about this custom gear rack machining project, contact us directly.
A rack and pinion drive program contains a rack (or a “linear gear”) and a pinion (or “circular gear”). The 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 operation. 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.