A gearbox is a power transmission device to produce high torque by reducing the drive speed or increase the drive speed the other way. Planetary gearbox consisting three components: sun gear, planet gear and ring gear . A Sun gear is a gearwheel in a planetary gear system, that rotates around its own axis and has other gears (planet gears) that rotate around it. Much like the Sun and planets in our solar system. The amount of planetary gears in a gearbox varies based on the gear ratio. Most planetary gearboxes have from two to five planet gears. When looking at planetary gears, the strength of the gearbox is usually determined by the size of the sun gear. Larger sun gears will allow for higher torque values. The planet carrier,Its objective is to hold up to gears of the same size, which mesh with the sun gear.
Planetary Gearbox advantages:
- Provides high torque at slow speeds .
- The shafts are made up of hardened and tempered alloy steel .
- Sun gears ,planet gears and ring gears are made of powder metallurgy and sintering steel .
- Low noise levels.
- Good quality taper roller bearings for input and output shafts .
- High efficiency .
PM process for custom metal planetary gearbox , geared motors .
The P/M process is an economical, environmentally clean, high production method for making parts exactly to or close to final dimensions. With little or no machining operations required.
At present, parts with a complicated shape, tight-dimensional tolerances, controlled density and properties can be manufactured by powder metallurgy methods. A technological process of powder metallurgy ensures high flexibility in the selection of physiochemical properties and other requirements, including:
- Production of structural parts with complex shapes .
- Controlled porosity .
- High mechanical strength and resistance to vibrations .
- Controlled properties.
- High mechanical strength and resistance to vibrations.
- High manufacturing precision and good surface quality
- Large number of production series .
- Good tolerances .
There are three basic steps to powder metallurgy, the process used to create powder metal gears. First, any of a number of techniques including atomization, flaking, pulverization, chemical reduction and electrolytic are used to reduce the initial raw metallic materials to a fine dust or powder. Specific amounts of this powder are then placed into the compaction die or mold where pressure is applied from both above and below in precise amounts relevant to the specific materials and intended use of the finished gear. This mold is pre-formed and results in the desired gear shape. After this form is ejected from the die, sintering is used to fuse the powder particles together.Sintering is a heat treatment commonly used to increase the strength and structural integrity of a given material. Powder metallurgy processes use sintering to convert metal powders and other unique materials into end-use parts. Sintering typically takes place in a single, elongated furnace with different temperature zones.
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