A machine builder comes with an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and want to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To maintain accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.
The curved rack will be a special design by the client based on the device requirements and the design envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would be able to handle the application loading. The rack was created as a special item and used ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in equipment 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 provided a compact style to reduce the amount of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a huge reduction ratio to get the motor increase as high as feasible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a set of gears which convert gear rack for Aerospace Industry Rotational movement into linear motion. A circular equipment known as the pinion engages tooth on a linear equipment bar called the apparatus 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 gear 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, materials 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 plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We are able to also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment 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 gear types complete or will cut gear teeth upon consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific analysis and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.