A machine builder has an software to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and want 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 simply by the client based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be 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 selected 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 required at the reducer result. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to get the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear 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 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 movement of the pinion into the linear movement of the gear rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a several machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, materials 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 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 can also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth on client gear rack for Aerospace Industry supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general industry and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.