planet carrier

planet carrier

[′plan·ət ¦kar·ē·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A fixed member in a planetary gear train that contains the shaft upon which the planet pinion rotates.
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The revolving shaft, which connected with the planet carrier serving as a revolving member, is rigid.
When the input speed of planet carrier is given at any time, the characteristic frequency of each component in the planetary gearbox can be calculated by using the expressions of planetary gearbox characteristic frequencies listed in Table 2, which are deduced from the configuration of planetary gearbox.
The coupled power output through planet carrier and the planet carrier was linked to the wheels by transmission system.
The gear-train diagram of precessional transmission K-H-V (look to the figure 1 a) consist of four elements: planet carrier H, satellite wheel g, central wheel b and body.
By connecting the variator input to the sun and the variator output to the annulus, the planet carrier rotates at the speed difference between the two which can be positive, negative or zero.
To reduce sliding friction between the bearing balls and planet carrier bolts the rolling or sliding bearings are applied.
The Hercules axles have a 6:1 planetary ratio and incorporate an overhung planet carrier with four-pinion planetary gear system.
The planet carrier originally was assembled by press fitting steel pins into steel plates to form a lugged structure for maintaining gear alignment during a hard stop.
Caption: FIGURE 10: Dynamic bearing force on the output side of the planet carrier shaft excited by the transmission error of (a) sun-planet 1, (b) ring-planet 1, (c) sun-planet 2, (d) ring-planet 2, (e) sun-planet 3, (f) ring- planet 3, (g) sun-planet 4, and (h) ring-planet 4.
The gear case absolute vibrations were measured in horizontal-radial direction with piezo accelerometers stationary attached at planet carrier fixed location on the gear case point, as shown in Fig.