A machine builder has an software to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and want to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design simply by the customer based on the device requirements and the design 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 be able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced as a particular item and used ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in gear 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 offered a compact style to reduce the amount of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to find the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is usually a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular gear known as the pinion engages teeth on a linear gear bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear motion 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, material handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.

We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also produce spur gears, bevel gears, gear rack for Aerospace Industry helical gears, equipment clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear stock, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We can 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 consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other special gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific analysis and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.