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