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What does Rack & Pinion Drive mean?

This drive method is most commonly found on Stairlifts and Platform Stairlifts. The rack is a fixed bar with teeth. The pinion wheel has corresponding teeth and is attached to the drive motor. As the motor turns, the pinion wheel traverses along the length of the rack.

Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
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