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MFA Rack and Pinion Set

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About this product


  • Rack and pinion kit
  • Transfer rotary motion to linear movement
  • 1 x 50mm rack with 16 teeth

Product overview

• Rack and pinion kit
• Transfer rotary motion to linear movement
• 1 x 50mm rack with 16 teeth
• 1 x 11.2mm diameter pinion with 10 teeth to fit a 2.9mm shaft

How would you use a rack and pinion kit?

You would use a rack and pinion kit to change rotary movement from say a motor to linear (straight line) movement. This is useful for applications such as raising gates, steering systems or tracks. Great for use with hobbies, models and experiments.

What is in the kit?

The kit contains one rack 50mm long and fixing screws for it and a 11.2mm diameter pinion to fit a 2.9mm shaft.

Extra racks are available
MFA Rack 10 Pack <HA70>

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as the picture !!! This item is fine for what I need. However, the ends of each strip are missing and the holes are in different places.
Date published: 2017-01-29
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Type Rack and pinion set
Manufacturer part code 917D/1 (1 x 917D2430, 1 x 917D2401
Pinion Single
Shaft dimensions 2.9 mm
Outside diameter 11.2 (5.8 mm thick)
Number of teeth 10
Rack Single
Rack length 50 mm (x 4.7 mm x 5.13 mm)
Number of teeth 6 (rack)

What material are these made from?

Asked by: Pete
These are made from plastic.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-05

Is there a small 12v DC stepper motor suitable for use with these for a college project? Thanks, Mark

Asked by: Mark
We sell many 12V stepper motors, but the useage in a project would be down to you, we could not recommend which to use without full specification, if you have these please email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-03-17

How may pinion wheels are supplied or is there another gear that will work with the racks

Asked by: moj101
This is a single pinion, we do stock a 10 pack, Maplin code HA70M
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17

How many racks does the kit come with and can they be assembled in sequence for travel &gt; 50mm

Asked by: stuart
10 are supplied and yes they could be in sequence.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

What it the diameter of the pinion in this set?

Asked by: flan
approx 8.5mm diameter.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17
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