A machine builder has an software to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep up accurate positioning, there will be two axis gear rack for Aerospace Industry drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electrical preloading.
The curved rack would be a special design by the client based on the machine 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 concur that it would end up being able to handle the application form loading. The rack was created as a particular 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 drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact design to reduce the amount of torque necessary at the reducer result. The reducer provided a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a huge reduction ratio to have 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 movement. A circular equipment known as the pinion engages teeth on a linear gear bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the gear rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear motion of the apparatus 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 sector.
We also offer custom gear rack production. We can manufacture equipment racks in a variety of materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We are able to also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, equipment clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We can also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude 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 particular gears for the following industries: aviation, protection and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general industry and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific research and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.