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RACK, punishments. An engine with which to torture a supposed criminal, in order to extort a confession of his supposed crime, and the names of his supposed accomplices. Unknown in the United States.
     2. This instrument, known by the nickname of the Duke of Exeter's daughter, was in use in England. Barr. on the Stat. 866 12 S. & R. 227.

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Remanufactured Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Aftermarket is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program, which also includes research in the following markets: North American remanufactured engine and transmission aftermarket, North American steering system hard parts aftermarket, and North American starters and alternators aftermarket.
Delphi's rack and pinion steering gears provide directional control of the vehicle by controlling the position of the front wheels.
The rack and pinion design has to prove itself to our customers before we'll switch our existing machines across the board.
The rack and pinion, if you need it, is another $1,000 or so.
After adjusting the backlash to the manufacturer's specification, check the whole range of the axis to ensure there are no tight spots between the rack and pinion.
Hamil was the driving force behind the new and improved second generation rack and pinion rigs, of which he built four in just two years.
The slide is driven by a brushless AC servomotor with rack and pinion gearing, and its range of movement is managed by programmable software limit switches with a safeguard of mechanical stops if these switches are overrun.
AUTON was the first manufacturer to use a rack and pinion lift system, replacing the old-fashioned scissor-type lift; to implement a motorized swivel base; to manufacture the ceiling drop-down system; and to introduce and automatic shut-off technology.
There's a modified rack and pinion steering system from a Dodge Ram Heavy Duty.
The dual rack and pinion hoist, on the other hand, is configured with two cars running on a single vertical tower.
The new Z Axis Simplified Adjustment units provide secure clamping to prevent shaft rotation, and they feature an easy to read scaled post, and a rack and pinion feed mechanism that allows for fast, easy adjustments with a simple rotation of the handle.
The carriage system provides, a rack and pinion, two pinion drive with adjustable force limiter.