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

The curved rack will be a special design by the customer based on the machine requirements and the look envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the customer on the look of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be able to handle the application loading. The rack was created as a particular item and used ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in gear production.

A gear rack for Aerospace Industry china precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact design to reduce the quantity of torque needed at the reducer result. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to have the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular gear known as the pinion engages tooth 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 motion of the pinion into the linear movement of the gear rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a several 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 production. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as for example plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to 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 are able to also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or will cut gear teeth upon client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific analysis and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.