rack-and-pinion


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rack and pinion

n.
A device for the conversion of rotary and linear motion, consisting of a pinion and a mated rack.

rack′-and-pin′ion adj.

rack-and-pinion

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a device for converting rotary into linear motion and vice versa, in which a gearwheel (the pinion) engages with a flat toothed bar (the rack)
adj
(Automotive Engineering) (of a type of steering gear in motor vehicles) having a track rod with a rack along part of its length that engages with a pinion attached to the steering column
Translations

rack-and-pinion

[ˌrækəndˈpɪnjən]
A. N (Tech) → cremallera f y piñón
B. CPD rack-and-pinion steering Ncremallera f, piñón m

rack-and-pinion

[ˌrækənˈpɪnjən] n (Tech) → rocchetto m cremagliera inv
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Ideal for fast, long travel applications with high accuracy requirements, the new R-Plus rack-and-pinion actuator delivers consistent rigidity and high axial forces throughout its stroke.
During its last checkup, we were told that it needs a new front differential seal, new rack-and-pinion assembly, new timing belt/water pump, new transmission pan gasket and new rear shocks, all to the tune of $4,800.
This drill also boasts the field-proven Quad rack-and-pinion carriage drive and a floating carriage that is capable of two speeds, including a 120 ft/min fast mode for adding and removing I rods.
Flipping a lever engages a rack-and-pinion gear mechanism, harnessing the inertia of the flywheels to push the log forward into the stationary wedge, cleaving the wood.
The standard unit is equipped with a rack-and-pinion six-pinion carriage design and a four-pinion and gear rotary drive system.
The Snowdon Mountain Railway operates on a rack-and-pinion system that was originally patented by the Swiss engineer Dr Roman Abt in 1892.
The new hybrids have an electric power-assist rack-and-pinion steering system and electric dual-zone climate control.
In place of tiebars, the horizontal shuttle runs on guide rails with a rack-and-pinion synchronizer to ensure platen parallelism.
More refined on and off-road, with three full-time 4x4 systems, new suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a 5.
Features include rack-and-pinion belt tensioning and V-guided belts for tracking.
As a result, HRH's construction strategy eliminated use of a mason's hoist, normally standard, in favor of a dual rack-and-pinion hoist that can be utilized for multiple applications.