A pinion wire is longitudinally fluted and is used to make the pinions of watches and clocks. The pinion wire is formed by running it through the holes of the shapes it is supposed to create for the pinion teeth. A pinion is a circular gear, which is usually the smaller gear of a pair of meshed gears that are used for applications such as rack and pinion and drivetrain systems. Pinion wire is usually constructed from steel, brass, and nickel, and it is manufactured in straight lengths, which are cut off to create pinions and small gears. The small gears are used for making toys, clocks, and instruments clockwork mechanisms. The number off teeth in a pinion varies from 6 to 12. The rack and pinion is a linear actuator
which features a round gear which engages the linear gear to convert rotational motion into linear motion
. When the pinion is driven in a rotational motion, the rack is driven linearly and vice versa.Get the best selection of pinion wires from MRO Supply. We stock a wide range of pinion wires and other types of wires for industrial and commercial use.