A machine builder has an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep up accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.
The curved rack will be a special design simply by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced 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 drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact style to reduce the amount of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to find the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion can be a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular equipment called the pinion engages the teeth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the gear rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion in to the linear motion of the gear rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a few of the machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.
We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment 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 gear types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth on consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other special gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general industry and equipment, gear rack for Aerospace Industry china healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.