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Model: G02 Planetary Gear Wheel Train
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Simple Gear Trains
ID:
G02
Title (English):
Planetary Gear Wheel Train
Title (German):
Rückkehrendes Stirnräderwerk mit 1 Hohlrad
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [200,89]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [200,121,221]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
gear, planetary gears
Description:
This set of models illustrates variations of planet-sun gear mechanisms. These kinematic chains consist of an inner or 'sun' gear, an outer or 'ring' gear and an intermediate gear called the 'planet.' The models G2, G3, G4, G5, G6 all have elements of such planetary gear trains. Reuleaux calls them 'Stirnräderwerk' in German. Planetary gears have several natural inversions by grounding or fixing either the sun, ring, or planet gears. There is also a link between the axel of the sun and planet and this can also be grounded. Reuleaux designed several of these models so that they could be demounted and different elements fixed such that one model could demonstrate several different inversions of the same planetary gear kinematic chain. Planetary gear mechanisms have been used in modern automatic transmission systems of automobiles. They are also used in speed reduction mechanisms in servo motors used in modern robotics and control actuated machines. One Swiss company makes servo motor planetary-gear speed reducers as small as 10 mm in diameter.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-11-04
Image Metadata
Title:
G02. Compound Geared Wheel Train
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/G02.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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