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APEX Dynamics calculates rack and pinion accuracy

The correct accuracy of your drive monitors the cost and performance of your construction. But how do you calculate this accuracy? An important starting point is the availability of the complete specifications of the gearbox, rack and pinion used. Even if you have all the specifications, it can still be difficult to calculate the exact, desired accuracy. Apex Dynamics will help you! Read in this blog what we do to have the specifications as clear as possible and how we help you with an accuracy calculation of your entire system or parts of it.

Importance of rack drive specifications and accuracy

We often get the question “what is the accuracy of this rack and pinion drive?”.
Accuracy is often difficult to calculate for engineers. There are several reasons for this: for example because suppliers are unclear, whether they do not have the required information or do not want to provide it. If the accuracy of the drive is unclear, the engineer risks choosing too large or too accurate products. The result is a relatively heavy or expensive solution. The customer pays a kind of “fear-allowance”, partly due to the absence or vagueness of the specifications of the suppliers.

At Apex Dynamics, we want to help the customer move forward, which is why in our catalog all specifications of the gearboxes, racks and pinions are shared. We list specifications – such as the maximum tangential force, the maximum pitch deviation per meter, straightness, tooth quality, hardening depth and demagnetising specifications – down to the micrometer. Simply because we want to ensure that engineers have access to all available information when they have to make and justify a choice or draw up a construction file.

Accuracy calculations for gearboxes, racks and pinions

Apex Dynamics now goes even further in unburdening engineers. In addition to the calculations that we make based on the loads of the drive, we can now also make the calculations of the final accuracy.

We want to complete the complete specifications of the different gearboxes, racks and pinions for engineers. A big advantage for the engineers is of course the time savings. They no longer need to have endless contact with suppliers about unclear or incomplete specifications.

Calculation sheet for gearboxes, racks and pinions

Would you like to have a complete drive calculated? Please contact us and we will help you quickly.

We can calculate the accuracy of various low-backlash gearboxes, racks, pinions and complete systems. From 250 mm up to 90 meters and more, from module 1 to 12, rack quality 4 to 10, straight or helical teeth and so on. Accuracy is the starting point of the total drive, which is why we can provide the calculation and accuracy sheet for your construction file.

Based on these calculations, we not only offer the most complete specifications, but also advice on the individual length of the racks in a system. Is one 2 meter rack more accurate than 2 times a 1 meter rack? How much does that differ? And what influence does this have on the feeding force? In this way we assist engineers in the design process as good as possible.

Would you like to know more about our gearboxes, racks and pinions or do you have a drive which has to be calculated properly?
Contact us and we will help you further.