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 gear rack for Aerospace Industry china achieve this. To keep up accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.
The curved rack will be a special design simply by the client based on the device requirements and the look envelope they need 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 end up being 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 drive on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact design to reduce the amount of torque necessary at the reducer result. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to have the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion is certainly a set of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular gear called the pinion engages the teeth 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 movement of the gear rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a several machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, material handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.
We also offer customized gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We can also manufacture 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 can also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of equipment types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth on consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other unique gears for the next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general industry and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining methods to customer specifications.