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Bespoke Rack and Pinion Gearsets Manufactured

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The blog featured a large, recently manufactured Rack and Pinion Gearset.

The large rack and pinion were required for a rotary actuator application. A rack and pinion actuator offers greater torque range and range of rotation than its rotary vane counterpart and are generally bigger and longer lasting. Rack and pinions are also used in car steering, railways and stair lifts to help with steering and transportation even at steep inclines.

The pinon is 844mm and the gear is 248mm in diameter.

What is a Gear Set?

A gear is a component within a transmission device that transmits rotational force to another gear or part. Depending on their construction and arrangement, geared devices can transmit forces at different speeds, torques or in a different direction from the power source. The most common application is for a gear to mesh with another gear, but a gear can mesh with any part that has compatible teeth, such as linear moving racks.

What type of Gears do we manufacture?

External Spur & Helical Gears (Max Diameter 1450mm, Max Face Width 240mm)

Internal Spur & Helical Gears (Max Diameter 1000mm, Max Face Width 140mm)

Double Helical Gears (Max Diameter 1000mm, Max Face Width 140mm)

Splined Shafts ( Internal & External BSI, ANSI, DIN)


Planetary Gear Systems: As well as individual Gears, Bronte can fully manufacture and assemble Planetary Gear Sets. Often called Epicyclic Gears, these sets can transmit a high level of torque within a compact space.


Gear Boxes: Bronte Precision is able to offer full manufacture and assembly of bespoke gearboxes to your drawing. We often produce these for industrial machinery or heavy lifting systems.

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If you’d like a custom shaft quotation or anything else including CNC Turning, CNC Milling, Grinding or Gear Cutting – Contact us here.

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