A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and wish 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 will be a special design by the client based on the device requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the look of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and concur that it would end up being able to handle the application form loading. The rack was produced as a particular item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in gear 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 amount of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to obtain the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is usually a pair of gears which convert 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 applied to the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational movement of the pinion into the linear movement of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, gear rack for Aerospace Industry grinders, and meat processing machines are a several machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel 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 manufacture gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth on client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other particular gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general sector and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.