ATLANTA Drive Systems to Showcase Zero-Backlash Rack & Pinion Drives at IMTS 2006

Farmingdale, NJ, June 5, 2006 - ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc. will showcase their range of zero-backlash rack & pinion drives, which provide ultra-precise positioning and repeatability, in Booth B-6351 during IMTS 2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 6 - 13, 2006.

Positioning accuracy is maintained during acceleration and deceleration, as well as for direction of travel reversals. The backlash is eliminated by using two pinions - one to drive the axis and the other to engage the opposite tooth flank and take up the backlash.

Mechanically preloaded split-pinion drives utilize an axial spring to load one pinion half against the other. Electrically preloaded dual-pinion drives utilize two motors, each driving one pinion, which are loaded against each other by means of a special motor controller.

These drives are perfect for a wide range of applications, including traveling gantries & columns, milling machines, and material feel axis drives. Industries served include Material Handling, Automation, Aerospace, Woodworking, Machine Tool and Robotics.

Typical delivery time for these standard components is only 2 to 3 weeks - ideal for OEM's requiring just-in-time delivery schedules. Special and/or modified designs are always possible.

For more information, contact ATLANTA Drive Systems at: 800-505-1715, or on the web at:

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