gear rack for Aerospace Industry

A machine builder comes with an program to rotate tooling around an Aerospace component and would like to use a curved rack and pinion drive to achieve this. To keep accurate positioning, there would be two axis drives to rotate the axis and remove backlash using electric preloading.

The curved rack would be a special design gear rack for Aerospace Industry simply by the customer based on the machine requirements and the design envelope they have to work with.
ATLANTA was able to work with the customer on the design of the curved rack to boost 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 utilized ATLANTA’s vast experience and knowledge in equipment production.

A precision planetary 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 offered a rigid support of the flanged pinion and allowed for a large reduction ratio to obtain the motor speed up as high as feasible.
What is a equipment rack? A rack and pinion can be a pair of gears which convert rotational movement into linear movement. A circular equipment called the pinion engages tooth on a linear equipment bar called the apparatus rack. Rotational motion applied to the pinion causes the apparatus rack to move, thereby translating the rotational motion of the pinion in to the linear motion of the apparatus rack.

Automotive steering, milling machines, grinders, and meat processing machines certainly are a few of the machines using gear racks. Equipment racks are also found in robotics, CNC routers, materials handling systems, automation systems, and the aerospace industry.

We also offer customized gear rack manufacturing. 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, gear clusters, metric gears, anti-backlash gears, worm gears, gear blanks, gear share, pinion shafts, ratchets and pawls. We are able to also produce gears with pin hubs, clamp hubs, or hubless.
We manufacture a multitude of gear types complete or will cut gear teeth upon consumer supplied blanks. We make rack and pinion gears, face gears, ring gears and other unique gears for the following industries: aviation, defense and aerospace instrumentation, commercial, energy, general industry and equipment, health care, leisure, musical instrument, saw, scientific study and transportation. Ever-Power manufactures gears using modern machining solutions to customer specifications.