A machine builder has an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack will be a gear rack for Aerospace Industry special design by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the customer on the look of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would end up being able to handle the application loading. The rack was created as a special item and used ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in gear production.

A precision planetary reducer was selected with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact style to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer result. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to obtain the motor increase as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a set of gears which convert rotational movement into linear motion. A circular equipment called the pinion engages tooth on a linear gear bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the gear rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear movement of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a several machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, material handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We can also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of equipment types complete or will cut gear teeth upon consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other particular gears for the next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general market and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.