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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debut will be the Pressblower DSE 250 for molding large TPE automotive CVJ and rack-and-pinion boots and bellows.
Niceties included in the $477 price are a pair of Plossl eyepieces, an aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser, and a 6[yen]30 finder.
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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.
Helical rack-and-pinion drives and digital AC brushless motors power the major linear axes.
Supplied by ZF Lenksysteme, a joint venture between ZF and Bosch, this rack-and-pinion steering unit adds a planetary gearbox and electric motor to increase or decrease the steering angle of the front wheels.
The CUT 85 has a frame design with fully closed structural members, surface hardened linear guideways and a high-speed rack-and-pinion saw carriage drive with cutting and feed speeds up to 100mpm.
With its innovative rack-and-pinion drive system and a compact 48-inch (122-cm) width, the unit is specially designed for working on small to medium diameter HDD projects.
Built around optics crafted and tested at the company's Oceanside, California, facility, this instrument features a powder- coated metal tube, 111/44-inch rack-and-pinion focuser with an integral T-thread fitting for camera adapters, two Plossl eyepieces, and a 6 N 30 finder.
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.
One of the company's newest offerings is the Voyager Family Telescope, which comes fully assembled and ready to use "right out of the box." The 411/42-inch f/4.4 reflector is supplied with a 111/44-inch rack-and-pinion focuser and two eyepieces yielding 16[yen] and 100[yen].