A machine builder comes with 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 electric preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design simply by the customer based on the machine requirements and the look envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the customer on the look 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 used 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 operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact design to reduce the amount of torque needed at the reducer output. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to find the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a set of gears which convert rotational movement into linear motion. A circular gear called the pinion engages the teeth on a linear equipment bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the gear rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear movement of the gear rack.

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

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to also produce spur gears, bevel gears, 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 multitude of equipment types complete or will cut gear teeth upon client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other special gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace gear rack for Aerospace Industry china instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining methods to customer specifications.