A machine builder comes with an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and want to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack would be a special design simply by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the client on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and concur that it would become able to handle the application form loading. The rack was produced as a particular item and utilized 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 style to reduce the quantity of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer offered a rigid gear rack for Aerospace Industry support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to obtain the motor speed up as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion can be a set of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular equipment known as the pinion engages the teeth on a linear gear bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the gear rack to move, therefore translating the rotational movement of the pinion into 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, materials managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in various materials such as plastic, brass, metal and aluminum. We are able to also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear stock, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We are able to also manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or can cut gear teeth upon client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other special gears for the next industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.