A machine builder has an gear rack for Aerospace Industry application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To maintain accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.
The curved rack would be a special design by the client based on the machine requirements and the look envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the look of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and concur that it would end up being able to handle the application form loading. The rack was produced as a particular item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in gear 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 needed at the reducer result. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to get the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a set of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular gear known as the pinion engages teeth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the gear rack to move, thereby 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 found 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 a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We can 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 cut gear teeth upon consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.