A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and want to use a gear rack for Aerospace Industry 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 electrical preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design by the client based on the machine requirements and the look 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 concur that it would be able to handle the application form loading. The rack was produced as a particular item and used ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in equipment 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 amount of torque needed at the reducer output. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a huge reduction ratio to find the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a equipment 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 gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion in to the linear motion of the gear 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, materials managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.

We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in a variety of materials such as 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 can also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of equipment types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other particular gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general industry and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.