Belts and rack and pinions possess a few common benefits for linear movement applications. They’re both well-founded drive mechanisms in linear actuators, providing high-speed travel over incredibly long lengths. And both are generally used in large gantry systems for materials handling, machining, welding and assembly, specifically in the auto, machine device, and packaging industries.

Timing belts for linear actuators are typically made of polyurethane reinforced with internal steel or Kevlar cords. The most typical tooth geometry for belts in linear actuators may be the AT profile, which includes a big tooth width that delivers high level of resistance against shear forces. On the driven end of the actuator (where the motor is certainly attached) a precision-machined toothed pulley engages with the belt, while on the non-driven end, a flat pulley simply provides assistance. The non-powered, or idler, pulley is usually often utilized for tensioning the belt, although some designs offer tensioning mechanisms on the carriage. The type of belt, tooth profile, and applied tension push all determine the drive that can be transmitted.
Rack and pinion systems found in linear actuators contain a rack (also referred to as the “linear equipment”), a pinion (or “circular equipment”), and a gearbox. The gearbox helps to optimize the swiftness of the servo motor and the inertia match of the machine. One’s teeth of a rack and pinion drive can be directly or helical, although helical teeth are often used due to their higher load capacity and quieter operation. For rack and pinion systems, the utmost force that can be transmitted can be largely dependant on the tooth pitch and the size of the pinion.
Our unique understanding extends from the coupling of linear program components – gearbox, motor, pinion and rack – to outstanding system solutions. You can expect linear systems perfectly designed to meet your unique application needs when it comes to the even running, positioning precision and feed push of linear drives.
In the research of the linear movement of the apparatus drive system, the measuring system of the gear rack is designed in order to measure the linear error. using servo engine straight drives the gears on the rack. using servo electric motor directly drives the gear on the rack, and is based on the movement control PT point mode to realize the measurement of the Measuring distance and standby control requirements etc. In the process of the linear motion of the gear and rack drive system, the measuring data is obtained utilizing the laser beam interferometer to measure the position of the actual motion of the gear axis. Using the least square method to resolve the linear equations of contradiction, and also to extend it to any number of situations and arbitrary amount of fitting features, using MATLAB development to obtain the real data curve corresponds with design data curve, and the linear positioning precision and repeatability of gear and rack. This technology could be extended to linear measurement and data evaluation of the majority of linear motion mechanism. It can also be utilized as the basis for the automated compensation algorithm of linear motion control.
Comprising both helical & directly (spur) tooth versions, within an assortment of sizes, components and quality levels, to meet nearly every axis drive requirements.

These drives are perfect for an array of applications, including axis drives requiring exact positioning & repeatability, journeying gantries & columns, pick & place Linear Gearrack robots, CNC routers and materials handling systems. Large load capacities and duty cycles may also be easily handled with these drives. Industries served include Material Handling, Automation, Automotive, Aerospace, Machine Device and Robotics.