A gear rack for Aerospace Industry machine builder has an application to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and want to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To maintain accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.
The curved rack would be a special design by the client based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and confirm 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 encounter 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 style to reduce the quantity of torque required at the reducer output. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to find the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion. A circular gear called the pinion engages tooth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion into the linear movement of the apparatus rack.
Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a few of the machines using gear racks. Gear racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, materials managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.
We also offer customized 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 produce 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 produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or will cut gear teeth on client supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, band gears and other special gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general sector and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, power tool, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.