We specialise in custom made gear racks to your drawing specifications, manufacturing racks up to 3 metres long

Racks Gears and Machined Parts

Racks, Gears & Machined Parts for the Stairlift Industry

Mini Gears’ speciality is the manufacture of gear racks for all types of industries including:

  • Stairlifts
  • Commercial Aircraft Seating
  • Steering racks for cars
  • Lifts & lifting equipment
  • Drilling machines
  • Valves
  • Switchgear units
  • Linear motion

Plus many other diverse applications

Mini Gears has been manufacturing gear racks for a wide range of industries since 1995 and, through gaining a full understanding of the requirements of this market which has led to continual growth, a huge area of our machine shop is dedicated to rack manufacture.

Helical Steering Racks

Helical Steering Racks and Pinion Shafts for cars

Mini Gears Rack Division

Extensive Rack Division

Racks and Pinions

Racks & Pinions for Commercial Aircraft Seating

Innovative benefits

Mini Gears’ most beneficial innovation is our development of a special tooth profile for the stairlift market that makes a stairlift run quiet and smooth which has helped the end user enormously.

In all the markets we serve the team of engineers at Mini Gears is dedicated to improving the performance of our customers’ products and our specialist way of cutting racks now sees us producing over 700,000 metres (2.25 million feet) of gear rack per annum.

All gear racks are finish cut on our specialist machines to a commercial tolerance.

Rack Cutting

Rack Cutting at Mini Gears

We have developed a successful working relationship with Mini Gears which continues to be mutually beneficial and can recommend them as a reliable, communicative supplier who, to date, has continuously explored opportunities to improve service and costs


Our rack division is extensive and has a range of machinery to cut, mill and drill gear racks.

Maximum length: 3 metres
Maximum pitch: 4 Mod (6DP)


Steel, stainless steel & aluminium

We can offer various corrosion resistant treatments such as Nitrotec® and zinc plating.

CNC Milling and Drilling

A wide range of CNC machining centres for Milling & Drilling

Racks up to 3 metres long

Milling & Drilling Racks up to 3 metres long

Small pitch racks

Small pitch racks

Small Gear Racks – up to 350mm long

We also have a dedicated rack machine for small pitch racking from 1 Mod (24DP) up to 2.5 Mod (10DP).

We can cut racks up to 350mm and the maximum material section is 25mm square.

Typical applications include racks for aircraft seating, textile machinery, feed tubes in drilling machines and racks for high voltage electrical equipment.

Mini Gears is well renowned for input into design and cost saving ideas for gear racks and gear cutting requirements and we have helped many of our customers achieve their optimum target design as well as help reduce manufacturing costs.

If you need any technical assistance please call us on +44 (0) 161 432 0222

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