A machine builder has an software to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep up 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 device requirements and the look envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the client on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be able to handle the application form loading. The rack was created as a special item and utilized 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 operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact design to reduce the quantity of torque needed at the reducer result. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a huge reduction ratio to have the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is usually a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular gear called the pinion engages teeth on a linear equipment bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the gear rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear movement of the gear rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing gear rack for Aerospace Industry machines certainly 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 custom 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 share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We are able to also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth on 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, industrial, energy, general market and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.