A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and want to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To maintain accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.

The curved rack would be a special design by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would become able to handle the application form loading. The rack was created 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 drive on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact style to reduce the amount of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a huge reduction ratio to get the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is usually a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular equipment known as 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, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion in to the linear movement of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a several machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.

We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as for example gear rack for Aerospace Industry plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can 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 are able to also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth upon customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general market and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.