1978-02-01

Planetary Speeds Made Easy- A Practical Method 780785

Planetary drives used to transmit power are quite common in a wide range of equipment. It is important to the designer, therefore, that the speeds and loading of all members of such planetaries be simple to calculate and check with confidence. Calculation errors in the design and build stages of the product can be most costly and time consuming. The method of calculation presented and described in this paper will be most easily understood by the beginner and will in addition permit experienced designers who have heretofore utilized other methods of calculation to further check their arrangements.
Examples and illustrations will show that simple principles of Statics and Kinematics can be applied to the solution of any planetary regardless of arrangement or complexity.

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