A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack would be a special design by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client 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 loading. The rack was created as a special item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in equipment production.

A precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact style to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to find the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a pair of gears which convert rotational movement into linear movement. A circular gear called the pinion engages the teeth on a linear gear bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the gear rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion 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. Equipment racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, materials handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.

We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in a variety of materials such as for example 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 share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We can also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or gear rack for Aerospace Industry hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or will cut gear teeth upon customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other particular gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general market and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific analysis and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.