A machine builder has an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To maintain 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 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 design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would become able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced 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 style 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 possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is a set of gears which convert rotational movement into linear movement. A circular equipment known as the pinion engages tooth on a linear equipment bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion in to the linear movement of the apparatus 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, material handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We can also produce 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 are able to also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of gear types complete or can cut gear teeth on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general gear rack for Aerospace Industry industry and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.