A machine builder has an program to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and would like to use a gear rack for Aerospace Industry curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep 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 look envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would be able to handle the application form loading. The rack was created as a special item and used ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in gear 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 amount of torque necessary at the reducer result. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to have the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion can be a set of gears which convert rotational movement into linear movement. A circular gear called the pinion engages tooth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, therefore translating the rotational movement of the pinion in to the linear motion of the gear 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 market.

We also offer customized gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also manufacture 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 gear types complete or can 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, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general market and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific analysis and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining methods to customer specifications.