A machine builder comes with an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep up accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.

The curved rack would be a special design simply by the client based on the machine requirements and the look envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would become able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced as a special item and used ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in equipment production.

A precision planetary reducer was selected with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion provided a compact style to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer output. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to get the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion can be a set of gears which convert gear rack for Aerospace Industry rotational movement into linear movement. A circular equipment 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, therefore translating the rotational movement of the pinion into the linear movement of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a few of the machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, materials handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.

We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture gear racks in various materials such as 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 are able to also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a wide variety of gear types complete or will certainly cut gear teeth on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other particular gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general industry and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.