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Gear racks

Economic drive element, especially with long strokes of more than 2 m.

Gear racks are an economic drive element, especially with long strokes of more than 2 m.

Gear racks are preferred also with dirty environments and/or big axial forces. The stiffness  is the same over the whole length.

SCHNEEBERGER offers any cross-section up to module 20 with metric or module pitch, with helical or straight gears. The maximum single piece length is 3000 mm, multi-piece butt jointed rails for longer lengths are warranted.

The teeth can be milled or ground, according to your wish. Interesting are the various  hardening processes, depending on the applying load. Weak, inductive hardened or  case hardened gear racks are available. The best gear quality is Q4 (individual adjacent pitch error fp=0,003 mm, cumulative pitch error Fp=0,015/1000 mm).

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Exploring Gear Racks in Real-world Applications: A Closer Look

At SCHNEEBERGER, customers benefit from unparalleled competence, thanks to cutting-edge machinery and an unwavering dedication to maintaining the highest quality standards, as showcased in various industries, as seen in the following film.

Want to dive deeper? Our FAQ is packed with valuable information.

Understanding SCHNEEBERGER Gear Racks - Your Path to Precision Motion

Gear racks are linear motion components used in various industrial applications. They provide a straight, toothed track for gears or pinions to engage with, converting rotary motion into linear motion.

SCHNEEBERGER offers a wide range of gear racks, including straight-toothed gear racks are available in standard industrial sizes from module 2 to module 12, Helical-toothed gear racks are available in typical industry dimensions from module 2 to module 12, and customized gear racks, which can be can be customized with different materials and up to module 20 and 3000mm.

SCHNEEBERGER gear racks excel in efficiency and durability, making them perfect for applications with significant axial forces. They maintain consistent rigidity throughout their length and prove cost-effective for strokes over 2 meters. We offer a range of sizes in both straight and helical toothed gear racks, and you have flexibility in material and hardening options to match your load specifications. Our product line includes standard gear racks from module 2 to module 12 and customizable choices up to module 20, with lengths of up to 3000 mm. This allows you to customize your gear rack to suit your unique requirements.

At SCHNEEBERGER, we uphold a commitment to quality throughout our manufacturing process. Our gear racks are manufactured on modern machine tools, and both induction and through hardening are performed in-house to maintain quality control. We are proud to be ISO 9001 certified across all our production sites.

Each step of the production process is subject to self-inspection by our skilled machine operators. If needed, we compile a measurement report to ensure the quality of the gear rack. Our tooth rack profiles adhere to DIN 867 standards, and the tolerances for accuracy classes are in line with DIN 3962, 3963, and 3967.

To further guarantee quality, our tooth racks undergo measurement using CNC measuring machines. A notable feature of SCHNEEBERGER standard tooth racks is the inclusion of a tip chamfer, which minimizes the risk of injury.

Our unwavering goal is to provide the best products and services to industrial companies, recognizing that this is the key to our customers' success.

Our expert team can assist you in selecting the appropriate gear rack based on your specific requirements. Contact us, and we'll guide you through the selection process.

Yes, SCHNEEBERGER offers custom gear rack solutions tailored to your unique needs. Contact our engineering team to discuss your custom requirements.

Our gear racks are used in various industries, including automation, robotics, machine tools, heavy machine construction, printing presses, and machine and plant engineering, to name a few.

Yes, we provide technical documentation, and other product information on our website's product pages. You can also request specific technical documents from our support team.

What are gear racks, and what are they used for? //

Gear racks are linear motion components used in various industrial applications. They provide a straight, toothed track for gears or pinions to engage with, converting rotary motion into linear motion.


What types of gear racks does SCHNEEBERGER offer? //

SCHNEEBERGER offers a wide range of gear racks, including straight-toothed gear racks are available in standard industrial sizes from module 2 to module 12, Helical-toothed gear racks are available in typical industry dimensions from module 2 to module 12, and customized gear racks, which can be can be customized with different materials and up to module 20 and 3000mm.


What are the main features and options for SCHNEEBERGER gear racks? //

SCHNEEBERGER gear racks excel in efficiency and durability, making them perfect for applications with significant axial forces. They maintain consistent rigidity throughout their length and prove cost-effective for strokes over 2 meters. We offer a range of sizes in both straight and helical toothed gear racks, and you have flexibility in material and hardening options to match your load specifications. Our product line includes standard gear racks from module 2 to module 12 and customizable choices up to module 20, with lengths of up to 3000 mm. This allows you to customize your gear rack to suit your unique requirements.


How important is proper lubrication for gear racks, and what lubricant is recommended for maintenance? //

Proper lubrication is crucial for maintaining the functionality and longevity of gear racks. It protects against wear, corrosion, and reduces friction, ensuring smooth operation. We recommend using lubrication greases within the NLGI 00 to NLGI 0 range, such as Klüber Microlube GB 0, and regularly applying them to the drive pinion or gear rack with a felt pinion. Inadequate lubrication can significantly shorten the service life of the drive system, so it's essential to ensure the machine is adequately lubricated.


What quality assurance processes and certifications are in place for SCHNEEBERGER gear racks? //

At SCHNEEBERGER, we uphold a commitment to quality throughout our manufacturing process. Our gear racks are manufactured on modern machine tools, and both induction and through hardening are performed in-house to maintain quality control. We are proud to be ISO 9001 certified across all our production sites.

Each step of the production process is subject to self-inspection by our skilled machine operators. If needed, we compile a measurement report to ensure the quality of the gear rack. Our tooth rack profiles adhere to DIN 867 standards, and the tolerances for accuracy classes are in line with DIN 3962, 3963, and 3967.

To further guarantee quality, our tooth racks undergo measurement using CNC measuring machines. A notable feature of SCHNEEBERGER standard tooth racks is the inclusion of a tip chamfer, which minimizes the risk of injury.

Our unwavering goal is to provide the best products and services to industrial companies, recognizing that this is the key to our customers' success.


How can I determine the right gear rack for my application? //

Our expert team can assist you in selecting the appropriate gear rack based on your specific requirements. Contact us, and we'll guide you through the selection process.


Do you provide custom gear rack solutions? //

Yes, SCHNEEBERGER offers custom gear rack solutions tailored to your unique needs. Contact our engineering team to discuss your custom requirements.


What industries use SCHNEEBERGER gear racks? //

Our gear racks are used in various industries, including automation, robotics, machine tools, heavy machine construction, printing presses, and machine and plant engineering, to name a few.


Can I get technical documentation and CAD drawings for your gear racks? //

Yes, we provide technical documentation, and other product information on our website's product pages. You can also request specific technical documents from our support team.




If your question was not addressed in our FAQ, please visit our contact site and submit your inquiries.

The SCHNEEBERGER team will be happy to assist you.



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