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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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In place of traditional rack and pinion systems, machine designers can implement a system featuring roller pinion technology.
According to Jonathan Randall, director of product marketing at Freightliner Trucks, the idea of using rack and pinion steering on heavy-duty trucks came from Freightliner engineers working with Pikes Peak Freightliner Century Class S/T racer Mike Ryan.
In the case of rack and pinion actuators, two pistons are used, rather than one.
Components must he lubricated before the initial use of a rack and pinion system to ensure proper and smooth workflow,
Wirral based lifting equipment supplier LTM, LIFT TURN MOVE Ltd recently launched a new range "Wall Mounted Rack and Pinion Jack" as a further addition to their growing product range.
The carriage system provides, a rack and pinion, two pinion drive with adjustable force limiter.
With these new programs, which will utilize high-pressure vacuum diecasting methods, Contech will supply rack and pinion steering housings and steering column components for a truck program.
The durometer is said to be easily mounted on the Company's H18/l operating stand, which features a rack and pinion mechanism for ascent and a controlled force descent to achieve more accurate hardness readings.
Behind them sits a cast aluminum crossmember that serves as the mounting surface for the new rack and pinion steering rack (previous Panthers used recirculating ball steering which was light but imprecise), front suspension control arms (stamped steel uppers and aluminum lowers), and engine mounts.
Powerline models also use a rack and pinion instead of a ball screw to drive the clamp.
The rack and pinion were found to be destroyed after the accident, which would indicate the blocked pinion could not hold the unbalanced load.