A machine builder comes with an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.
The curved rack will be a special design simply by the client based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the client on the look of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be able to handle the application loading. The rack was created as a special item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in equipment production.
A precision planetary reducer was selected with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion gear rack for Aerospace Industry provided a compact design to reduce the amount of torque required at the reducer result. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to have the motor increase as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular gear called the pinion engages tooth on a linear equipment 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 in to the linear motion of the apparatus rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a few of the machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, materials managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.
We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We can also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear stock, 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 on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.