A machine builder comes with an software to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and wish to use a curved rack and pinion drive to do this. To keep 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 simply by the customer based on the machine requirements and the look envelope they need to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the client on the look of the curved rack to improve it’s manufacturability and concur that it would be able to handle the application form loading. The rack was created as a special item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in gear production.
A precision planetary gear rack for Aerospace Industry reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion offered a compact design to reduce the quantity of torque necessary at the reducer result. The reducer supplied a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a sizable reduction ratio to obtain the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is definitely a couple 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 gear rack. Rotational motion put on the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, therefore translating the rotational motion of the pinion in to 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, material handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace market.
We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in various materials such as for example plastic, brass, steel and aluminum. We can also manufacture spur gears, bevel gears, helical gears, gear 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 wide variety of equipment types complete or can 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, 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 solutions to customer specifications.