planet wheel


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planet wheel

n.
One of the small gear wheels in an epicyclic train.

planet wheel

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planet gear

n
(Mechanical Engineering) any one of the wheels of an epicyclic gear train that orbits the central axis of the train
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Noun1.planet wheel - an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic trainplanet wheel - an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train
epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train - a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
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The rotating screw conveys the rubber compound into the cavity formed by the screw flight, the internally geared wheel and the planet wheel. At the end of the pump, this cavity is insulated with regard to the pressure zone by means of a pressure plate, which also accommodates the rear bearing of the planetary shafts.
In this method, the revolution of the planet wheel axis or pin through 360 deg in a clockwise direction is taken to be the reference basis for the analysis.