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planetery and spur gears
« on: May 07, 2010, 10:26:14 AM »
HI guys !

I hear that planetary is better then spur gearboxes but why?? (planetary also cost much more)

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 08:07:35 PM »
Being better is a relative thing - better for what?

The advantage of planetary gears is that it has a much higher gear ratio than typical gear setups.

But planetary setups use spur gears, so your question is a bit odd ;)

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 12:49:49 AM »
HI!

Well i looking at these gearboxes for my motors :
http://shop.maxonmotor.com/ishop/article/article/110453.xml
and this
http://shop.maxonmotor.com/ishop/article/article/143974.xml
but one costs 100 dollars the other one cost 50 .... and there isn't that much difference....
any suggestions are welcome as to witch one i should i buy?

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 12:53:43 AM »
The more expensive one allows 3x the torque, definitely a big difference ;)

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 01:19:00 AM »
HI

thanks for info .....the reason i wanted to get the spur cause it looked easier to mount on the other hand a planetary looked harder to mount ...any suggestions about mounting? thanks

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 02:28:08 AM »
I always use CAD to plan out how I mount things . . .

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 02:43:23 AM »
HI

Thanks ....but if you see any thing that i could use for mounting please inform me !
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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 09:55:44 PM »
A planetary gearbox uses multiple spur gears to achieve1 stage of gear reduction, hence the higher torque ratings.
A spur gearbox would have only 2 mating gears per stage. Each stage usually 6:1 or less.
So basically just follow the specs. of the mfg.

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 05:13:53 AM »
Check out the uBotino robot controller!

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2010, 01:15:39 PM »
Also planetary gears are in my experience generally a lot nosier than their spur gear counterparts. I started with planetary on my robot and switched to spur simply because I didn't want it to sound like my cordless drill was roaming around the house.
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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010, 07:56:24 PM »
Also planetary gears are in my experience generally a lot nosier than their spur gear counterparts. I started with planetary on my robot and switched to spur simply because I didn't want it to sound like my cordless drill was roaming around the house.
The noise comes from having more gears (more contact points). Planetary gear boxes use only spur gears.

Noise is also a sign of poorly designed gears, causing low(er) efficiency.

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Re: planetery and spur gears
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2010, 08:32:11 PM »
lets just put it this way, any planetary gearbox that is affordable for the average hobbyist is generally going to be louder than its equivalent spur gearbox. Also correct me if Im wrong but generally planetary gears have a bit of slop added in otherwise they would get locked up on them selves. Anyway helical gears are way better but not sure how many small scale motors would use them.
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