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

The curved rack would be a special design by the client based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would become able to handle the application form loading. The rack was created as a particular 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 drive on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact design to reduce the quantity of torque required 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 increase as high as feasible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular gear called the pinion engages tooth on a linear equipment bar called the gear rack for Aerospace Industry apparatus rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion into the linear motion of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a several machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, material handling 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 for example plastic, brass, metal 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 can also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of equipment 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 next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, 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.