A machine builder has an program to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To maintain accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the customer on the look of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would end up being able to handle the application form loading. The rack was produced as a special item and used ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in equipment production.

A precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact design 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 big reduction ratio to get the motor increase as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a set of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. 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, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion into the linear motion of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a few of the machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.

We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture gear racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear stock, pinion gear rack for Aerospace Industry shafts, ratchets and pawls. We can also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of gear types complete or can cut gear teeth on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other particular gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general market and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.