This series of papers design a multi-link load balancing mechanism for the Planetary Gearings with arbitrary number of planet gears. Based on the study of SGP load balancing mechanisms, this paper analyzed the relations between the function and kinematic structure of the multilink load balancing mechanism, and presented the topological characteristics and parameters of the kinematic chains suited for load balancing mechanism. Those topological parameters depend on the number of planet gears. In the type synthesis for the case of six planet gears, the kinematic chains with five degrees of freedom and eighteen links were enumerated according to the topological characteristics. The resulting mechanisms were 15 candidate multi-link load balancing mechanism.

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