A machine builder has an application to rotate gear rack for Aerospace Industry china tooling around an Aerospace element and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep accurate positioning, there will 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 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 form loading. The rack was produced as a special item and utilized 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 drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered 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 huge reduction ratio to obtain the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular equipment called the pinion engages the teeth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion in to the linear motion of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a several 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 manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also manufacture 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 produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general industry and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.