Rack gears are actually straight bars with gear teeth running along one side meshing into the gear teeth of a pinion. Usually the teeth are straight (spur rack). Occasionally the teeth are at an angle (helical rack).
Racks and pinions are sometimes used instead of an acme threaded shaft and nut to move a machine head in a back and forth motion.
Rack gears are typically used in
automobiles (with pinions) to convert rotation into
linear motion. When the automobile is steered it engages
the track, the track slides right and left. This
arrangement provides a greater feedback, or steering
"feel". Stahl gear can custom manufacture or repair your
rack gears for almost every application.
If you are looking for custom manufacturing services of
rack gears or emergency repairs, just contact us for
more information or to schedule your service.