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Rack & Pinion Gears

Rack and pinion Gears are used to convert rotation into linear motion or linear motion into rotation. Gibbs Gears have built up many years of invaluable knowledge for the manufacture of rack and pinion gears & gearboxes. The rack gear is the flat toothed part and the pinion is the gear. The diameter of the gear determines the speed that the rack gear moves as the pinion turns.

 

 

Rack & Pinion Gears

A perfect example of rack gears and pinion gear systems is the steering system on many cars. The driver turns the steering wheel which rotates the gear, which then engages the rack, so as the gear turns it slides the rack to the right or the left depending on which way the steering wheel is turned. We are gear rack and pinion specialists in standard and exotic materials.

 

Gibbs gears can manufacture gear racks to:  

RACK GEARS:

LENGTH (ONE PASS): UP TO 940 MM
PITCH: UP TO 5 MOD