A machine builder has an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and want to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do 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 by the customer based on the machine requirements and the look envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to boost it’s manufacturability and concur that it would become able to handle the application loading. The rack was produced as a special item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in gear production.
A precision planetary reducer was selected with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact style to reduce the amount of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a big reduction ratio to obtain the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion can be a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular gear called the pinion engages 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 motion of the apparatus rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a several machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.
We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We are able to also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment clusters, gear rack for Aerospace Industry china 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 wide variety of gear types complete or can cut gear teeth upon customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general market and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining solutions to customer specifications.