A machine builder comes with an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and wish 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 electrical preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design simply by the customer based on the device requirements and the look envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and concur 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 experience and knowledge in gear production.

A precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact design to reduce the amount of torque needed at the reducer result. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to get the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion can be a couple of gears which convert rotational movement into linear motion. A circular equipment known as the pinion engages the teeth on a linear equipment bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the gear rack to move, therefore translating the rotational movement of the pinion into 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. Gear racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, materials managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.

We also offer customized gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We are able to also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear clusters, gear rack for Aerospace Industry metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We are able to also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of equipment types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth on client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other special gears for the next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.