(s = sun gear, p = planet gear,
a = arm, planet gear connector)
Cooks at Let Us Dine-R are not happy with the current salad spinning machine. It is slow and always breaks.
One suggestion is to design a high-tech salad spinner using an epicyclical gear mechanism.
What is known:
- The outside ring gear radius, rr, is set at 2.5 in and does not rotate (fixed).
- The handle spin rate, wa, is 1 rev/s.
- The sun gear is rigidly attached to the inside salad bowl container but is not fixed to the handle.
- The possible gear choices for the sun and planet gears are 0.5 in, 0.75 in, 1.0 in, and 1.5 in.