A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep up accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical 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 customer on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s gear rack for Aerospace Industry manufacturability and confirm that it would end up being able to handle the application form loading. The rack was produced 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 amount of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to find the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a couple of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular equipment called the pinion engages tooth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, therefore 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 few of the machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, materials handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.
We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We can also produce 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 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 upon client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other particular gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general sector and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.