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planetry Gears, whats the advantage?

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dreadlord

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What are the advantages of planetary gears and what are they used for?

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nettron1000

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Planetary gears take up less space than other gear types of the same size and tooth ratio.
With planetary gears 2 or more teeth are meshed at any one time to carry the torque load.
They make for more efficient and ease of gear shifting.
They are used in automobile transmissions.
 

Noggin

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www.howstuffworks.com has a good explanation of transmissions, take a look there at it and it'll explain a use of planetary gears
 
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