A gear rack for Aerospace Industry china machine builder has an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To maintain 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 simply by the client based on the device requirements and the look envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the customer on the look 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 special item and used ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in gear production.
A precision planetary reducer was chosen 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 quantity of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to have the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is usually 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 apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion in to the linear motion of the apparatus rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a few of the machines using gear racks. Equipment 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 gear racks in various materials such as plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear stock, 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 cut gear teeth upon customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other special gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.