An Experimental Characterization of a Planetary Gearbox

  • Claudia Aide González-Cruz
  • Marco CeccarelliEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 68)


This paper present an experimental characterization of a planetary gearbox designed at LARM. A new test bed, which consist of an AC motor coupled to the gearbox to drive a mechanical load, was worked out in order to analyze the differential operation stage of the planetary gearbox by means of setting a varying load. The test bed was instrumented with different mechanical and electrical transducers in order to register the transient response and compute a better characterization of the dynamic system performance. Tests at constant operation speed and varying load were developed. Vibration and torque were measured in the input and output gearbox shaft, meanwhile the vibrations on the load shaft and the current consumption of the motor drive were also registered.


Two-stage planetary gearbox Non-stationary conditions Varying load Dynamic torque 



The first author would like to gratefully acknowledge the Mexican Government Foundation CONACYT for the fellowship to pursue her postdoctoral studies at LARM in the academic year 2017–2018. The authors wish to thank the technical assistance of Ing. Mario Alimehemeti in the development of the experimental tests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Aide González-Cruz
    • 1
  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de QuerétaroQuerétaroMexico
  2. 2.LARMUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly

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