A machine builder required a vertical axis drive to draw, stack and transfer sections of pipe in an oil field environment. The application form load was very heavy and needed to be transported vertically over a long distance.
The client also asked to reduce the weight of the structure while keeping a higher level of safety.
Because of the high loading, ATLANTA offered a multi-drive option, which shared the strain over four pinions running on two lengths of rack. This allowed a smaller sized rack and pinion to be used, reducing the weight of the axis drives.
Since accuracy was not important for the application, an induction-hardened rack was used. This rack experienced induction-hardened teeth to supply high thrust capacity. To insure that the racks remained stationary beneath the high loading, two meter long racks were used to maximize the amount of mounting screws used per section and dowel pins were utilized to pin the racks in place.
The Ever-Power solution met all of the requirements from the client and could handle the high loading from the pipes being transported.
A gear rack for Material Handling Industry Milling cutter for a wooden working machine has pairs of base plates, each plate having a recess to received a slicing insert. Each pair of base plates is installed on a guide plate, and numerous such instruction plates are installed on a common tubular shaft. Each foundation plate has a toothed rack. The toothed racks of each pair of foundation plates engage a common pinion set up on the tubular shaft. The radial range of each base plate is altered by a screw and the racks and pinion be sure that the radial adjustment could be specifically the same for each person in the same pair of base plates. Make use of – Milling cutters for woodworking planetary gearbox devices.
Linear motion is indispensable to shifting machines; it transports equipment and products effectively and controllably. The mechanisms that generate linear motion are generally rated by their axial velocity and acceleration, axial forces versus structural volume, existence, rigidity, and positioning precision.
Two common linear systems are linear motors and ballscrew drives. Rack-and-pinion drives tend to be overlooked as past-generation technology with limited positioning precision. However, this assumption can be invalid.
Precision-ground mounting surfaces to restricted tolerances, wear-resistant surface treatments, individually deburred gear teeth, and compact, low-mass styles are boosting performance. In fact, rack-and-pinion drives evaluate favorably to linear motors and also roller or ground-thread ballscrews.
New-generation rack-and-pinion systems provide high dynamic performance and unlimited travel distance. Some include premium servogears and actuators with backlash less than 1 arc-min., performance to 98.5%, and a lot more compact sizes than regular servomotor-gear combinations. Some preassembled gear-pinion units may also run true to 10 µm, for basic safety and smooth motion.