A machine builder has an app to rotate tooling around an Aerospace element and want to use a curved rack and gear rack for Aerospace Industry pinion drive to do this. To keep up accurate positioning, there will be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack will be a special design by the customer based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA could 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 form loading. The rack was created as a special item and utilized ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in gear production.

A precision planetary reducer was chosen with a ISO flanged pinion mounted to the output to drive on the rack. The flanged pinion provided 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 big reduction ratio to find the motor increase as high as possible.
What is a gear rack? A rack and pinion is a set of gears which convert rotational motion into linear movement. A circular gear called the pinion engages teeth on a linear gear bar called the gear rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion into 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. Equipment racks are also used in robotics, CNC routers, material managing systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.

We also offer custom gear rack manufacturing. We can manufacture gear racks in various materials such as plastic, brass, metal 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 wide variety of equipment types complete or will cut gear teeth on customer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other particular gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, industrial, energy, general market and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using contemporary machining methods to customer specifications.