A machine builder has an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component 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 by the client based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would be able to gear rack for Aerospace Industry handle the application loading. The rack was produced 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 operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact style to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to have the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a set 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 apparatus rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion into 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 used in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.

We also offer customized gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to also manufacture 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 are able to also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of gear 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 following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general industry and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.