A machine builder comes with an gear rack for Aerospace Industry program to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep 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 simply by the customer based on the device requirements and the look envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the client on the look of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would be able to handle the application form 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 design to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer offered 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 gear rack? A rack and pinion is a pair of gears which convert rotational movement into linear movement. A circular equipment called the pinion engages the teeth on a linear equipment bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the gear 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. Gear racks are also used 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 a variety of materials such as for example plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to 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 can also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth upon client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other particular gears for the following industries: aviation, protection 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.