why are non circular planetary gears used


Understanding Non-Circular Planetary Gears and Their Benefits

Understanding Non-Circular Planetary Gears and Their Benefits

Why are Non-Circular Planetary Gears Used?

Non-circular planetary gears are utilized due to their distinct advantages in torque transmission, space saving, and speed variation. They offer better control over the gear ratio and allow for a wider range of gear ratios. This results in improved efficiency and performance in various applications.

Quality Planetary Gears We Produce

Our company is a reputable producer of high-quality planetary gears with the following features:

  • High Torque Capacity
  • Compact Design
  • High Efficiency
  • Wide Range of Speed Ratios
  • Excellent Durability

Different Types of Planetary Gears

We offer a variety of planetary gears each with unique characteristics:

Single-Stage Planetary Gear Set

This is the simplest type of planetary gear set, consisting of a sun gear, planet gears, and a ring gear.

Multi-Stage Planetary Gear Set

Multi-stage planetary gear sets have more than one set of planet gears, offering higher gear ratios and torque output.

In-Line Planetary Gear Set

In-line planetary gear sets have the input and output shafts aligned in a straight line, making them ideal for applications that require a compact design.

Offset Planetary Gear Sets

Offset planetary gear sets have the input and output shafts offset from each other, providing a larger gear ratio range.

Coaxial Planetary Gear Set

Coaxial planetary gear sets have the input and output shafts on the same axis, allowing for a compact design and high torque transmission.

Right-Angle Planetary Gear Sets

Right-angle planetary gear sets have the input and output shafts at a 90-degree angle, making them ideal for applications with limited space.

Harmonic Drive Planetary Gear Set

Harmonic drive planetary gear sets use a flexible gear to achieve high gear ratios and precision.

Differential Planetary Gear Sets

Differential planetary gear sets allow for the input and output speeds to be varied independently, providing a wide range of speed ratios.

Simpson Planetary Gear Set

The Simpson planetary gear set is a type of differential planetary gear set with two sets of planet gears, offering a wide gear ratio range.

Ravigneaux Planetary Gear Set

The Ravigneaux planetary gear set is a complex differential planetary gear set with two sets of planet gears, providing a wider range of gear ratios and greater efficiency.

How to Choose the Right Planetary Gear Set

When selecting a planetary gear set, consider the following parameters:

  • Gear Ratio: The ratio between the input and output speeds.
  • Load Capacity: The maximum load the gear set can handle.
  • Accuracy and Repeatability: The precision of the gear set in transmitting motion.
  • Efficiency: The amount of input power converted to output power.
  • Size and Weight: The physical dimensions and weight of the gear set.
  • Axial and Radial Loads: The loads acting along or perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
  • Speed Range: The range of speeds the gear set can operate at.

Planetary Gear Set Manufacturing Process

Here are the steps involved in the manufacturing process of a planetary gear set:

  1. Design and Engineering: The gear set is designed according to the application requirements.
  2. Material Selection: The material is chosen based on the load and stress requirements.
  3. Material Processing: The material is processed to achieve the desired shape and size.
  4. Gear Manufacturing: The gears are manufactured using various methods such as hobbing, shaping, or grinding.
  5. Assembly: The gears are assembled together to form the gear set.
  6. Heat Treatment: The gears are heat treated to improve their hardness and durability.
  7. Surface Treatment: The gears are treated to improve their surface finish and corrosion resistance.
  8. Quality Control: The gear set is tested and inspected to ensure it meets the quality standards.
  9. Final Assembly and Testing: The gear set is assembled into the final product and tested to ensure it functions properly.

Other Gear and Gearbox Products We Offer

We also offer a variety of other gear and gearbox products, including worm gears, helical gears, spur gears, bevel gears, and gear racks.

About Our Company

Our company is a leading manufacturer of gears and gearboxes, equipped with advanced production and inspection equipment such as CNC gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, and CMMS. We offer custom services, international certifications, and excellent after-sales services. Partner with us for all your gear and gearbox needs and experience the difference in quality and service.