What is a Planetary Gear Box?

Planetary gears are very popular as power transmission and extensively used in different industrial fields like automobiles, helicopters, aircraft engines, heavy machinery, and a variety of other applications to perform speed reduction due to several advantages over conventional parallel shaft gear systems. The advantages include compactness, high torque to weight ratios, reduced radial bending loads. …

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Gear Drives Basics

Gear drives deliver power to industrial equipment such as bulk material conveyors, mixers, pumps and paper mills. The reliability that translates into greater uptime and profitability begins by specifying and selecting the proper drives for these critical applications. Many variables—such as service factor, gear drive rating, thermal capacity, speed variation and drive ratio—must be considered when sizing and selecting a gear drive. In addition, specific drive features may …

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