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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An advanced, motor-driven, engine-speed-sensing rack-and-pinion power steering ensures the new Elantra has a more agile driving feeling than the outgoing model, and key competitors.
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.
Since 1955, AUTON Motorized Systems has been manufacturing the world's finest rack-and-pinion systems that are used to hide, reveal, and automate a wide variety of products, including plasma and LCD televisions, traditional television sets, speakers, paintings, and art panels, and are used in customized furniture designs.
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.
Other driveline components include engine speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
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