November 11, 2019

A machine builder has an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do 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 simply by the customer based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the client on the look of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would be able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced as a particular 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 provided a compact design to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to get the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is usually a pair of gears which convert rotational movement into linear movement. A circular gear called the pinion engages the teeth on a linear equipment bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the gear rack to move, therefore translating the rotational movement of the pinion in to the linear movement of the gear rack.

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

We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We are able to also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear gear rack for Aerospace Industry blanks, gear share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We can also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth upon customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general market and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.