Gear Racks

Geartronics has been supplying gear racks for over 80 years, with many of our early designs still in use today. Gear racks are the most basic type of gear having straight-sided teeth that are parallel to the axis of rotation of a mating pinion gear. The rack and pinion mechanism is most commonly used to convert the rotational motion of the motor-driven pinion to the linear motion of the rack. The teeth of gear racks are either straight like that of spur gears or angled like helical gears.

Gear Rack Experience

Geartronics has one of the industry’s largest library of gear rack designs. However, if you have a design requirement for a custom gear rack that can’t be sourced ‘off-the-shelf’, our skilled technicians will work with you to meet your precise needs.

Geatronics has manufactured rack gears for customers from a number of industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Appliance
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Product
  • Defense
  • Food Processing
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Machine Controls
  • Medical Device & Equipment
  • Motion Control
  • Oil & Gas

Gear Rack Materials

Geartronics has the capability of producing many different rack configurations from a wide range of materials, including:

Castings & Forgings
Ductile Iron
Low Carbon Alloy Steel
Low Carbon Steel
Medium Carbon Alloy Steel
Preheat Treated Steel
Stainless Steels
Tool Steel

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Geartronics Incorporated
100 Chelmsford Road
North Billerica, MA 01862

Call Us: 978.663.6566

Fax: 978.667.3130