rack-and-pinion


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rack-and-pinion

1. a device for converting rotary into linear motion and vice versa, in which a gearwheel (the pinion) engages with a flat toothed bar (the rack)
2. (of a type of steering gear in motor vehicles) having a track rod with a rack along part of its length that engages with a pinion attached to the steering column
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The JT3020 also features a rack-and-pinion thrust drive with a double rack that is welded rather than bolted on, which prevents misalignment with the pinion.
These compact hydraulic units replace bulkier rack-and-pinion systems.
At its heart is a standard rack-and-pinion steering system to which is added a planetary gearset and an electric motor.
Colucci is the proud owner of a 1941 Chevy coupe, with a 1996 350 Chevy motor, automatic transmission and rack-and-pinion steering.
The horizontal shuttle system runs on guide rails with a rack-and-pinion synchronizer to ensure consistent platen parallelism under all load conditions.
Steering is via a power-assisted rack-and-pinion setup.
The power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering requires light effort, but it is crisp and responsive.
Modifications include a closed energy chain, covered linear rails, one-piece castings in place of assemblies, exhaust-air collection system, and rack-and-pinion instead of tooth-belt design.
Other features include our proven rack-and-pinion carriage drive with a six-pinion drive that propels the carriage at speeds up to 105 feet per minute, and the es