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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by FuriousGeorge, Dec 12, 2019.

    1. FuriousGeorge

      FuriousGeorge New Member

      Dec 2019
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      I was wondering whether anyone knew of a mechanism that I could use for a pinion gear mounted to a shaft that would allow the shaft to rotate the pinion gear, but also allow for linear movement of the shaft whilst keeping the gear in position? I hope the diagram below will help explain what I mean:

      Rack & Pinion Demo Annotated.png
    3. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

      Feb 2012
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      Use splines on the shaft and the gear. tolerance the fit so there is always clearance.
      Add a "finger" from the case to keep the gear from moving axially.

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