rack and pinion


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rack and pinion

[′rak ən ′pin·yən]
(mechanical engineering)
A gear arrangement consisting of a toothed bar that meshes with a pinion.
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According to Jonathan Randall, director of product marketing at Freightliner Trucks, the idea of using rack and pinion steering on heavy-duty trucks came from Freightliner engineers working with Pikes Peak Freightliner Century Class S/T racer Mike Ryan.
One advantage of the rack and pinion design is that it offers full torque output regardless of the direction in which the output shaft is turning.
With the reinforced fire door, patented star corner bolts a 5 to 1 reduction rack and pinion multi-gear drive locking system and our four stage, high luster baked acrylic orethane metalic finish, the Guardian Series sets the standard for the rest of the industry.
With these new programs, which will utilize high-pressure vacuum diecasting methods, Contech will supply rack and pinion steering housings and steering column components for a truck program.
The durometer is said to be easily mounted on the Company's H18/l operating stand, which features a rack and pinion mechanism for ascent and a controlled force descent to achieve more accurate hardness readings.
Instead, a pneumatic short-stroke cylinder drives a rack and pinion to open and close the slides in the mold.
Behind them sits a cast aluminum crossmember that serves as the mounting surface for the new rack and pinion steering rack (previous Panthers used recirculating ball steering which was light but imprecise), front suspension control arms (stamped steel uppers and aluminum lowers), and engine mounts.
With the rack and pinion gear so critically overloaded, a small disturbance could cause the teeth to slip out of mesh, allowing the uncontrolled rising of the bridge.
Wittenstein (Bartlett, IL) is planning to launch new rack options for rack and pinion solutions, which are used to aid in the lifespan of the entire linear unit.
The D300x500 integrates the power pack, operator's station and crane with a rack and pinion design to offer 50,000 foot/pounds of rotary torque and 300,000 pounds of thrust and pullback capability.
Key features include 1 1/8-inch thick, fire-reinforced steel door, a rack and pinion, multi-gear drive locking device incorporating a five-to-one reduction for a smooth, virtually maintenance-free performance.
Its rack and pinion design generates 14 lbs of feed-force for one-pound exerted by the operator, eliminating operator fatigue and increasing drilling safety and productivity.