Types of Gear Trains

In gear train, combination of two or gears are used to transmit power.

The gear train is classified into following types,

  • Simple gear train
  • Compound gear train
  • Riveted gear train
  • Epicyclic gear train

1.Simple gear train

In this type, there is only one gear is mounted on each shaft.

2.Compound gear train

In this type, two or more gears are mounted on each shaft.

3.Riveted gear train

The compound gear train in which input and out put shafts are collinear to each other.

4.Epicyclic gear train

In this type, one gear is moving upon and around another gear.




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