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 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 simply by the customer based on the device requirements and the design envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm that it would become able to handle the application loading. The rack was created as a special item and used ATLANTA’s vast encounter and knowledge in equipment production.
A precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO gear rack for Aerospace Industry china flanged pinion mounted to the output to operate a vehicle on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact style to reduce the quantity of torque required at the reducer result. The reducer offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to have the motor increase as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a couple of gears which convert rotational motion 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 apparatus rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear movement of the gear rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines are a few of the machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, materials handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace sector.
We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also produce 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 wide variety of equipment types complete or can cut gear teeth on client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other special gears for the next industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general market and equipment, healthcare, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.