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rack and pinion mate acting weird

Question asked by amir levy on Nov 15, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2010 by Deepak Gupta

hi all

my name is amir levy and i am an aerospace engineer working in israel.

i have recently started design on a machine with some mechanical mates and have encountered a strange problem.

while using the "rack and pinion" mate i noticed that after mating, the parts dont move as intended.

instead what happens is the following: when i rotate the pinion the rack is going back and forth instead of just one direction. and the same happens when i

slide the rack (the pinion rotates back and forth).


does anyone has any idea what could be causing this?

thanks in advance