A machine builder has an software to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and want 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 electric preloading.

The curved rack would be a special design by the client based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the look of the curved rack to boost 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 utilized ATLANTA’s vast encounter 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 provided a compact design to reduce the quantity of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a huge reduction ratio to obtain the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion can be a couple of gears which convert rotational movement into linear motion. A circular equipment known as the pinion engages the teeth on a linear equipment bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion gear rack for Aerospace Industry causes the apparatus rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion in to the linear movement of the gear rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a several machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.

We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also produce spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear stock, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We are able to also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth on client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general industry and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.