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A planetary gearbox sprocket is a wheel with the teeth, cogs, or even sprockets that mesh with the holes in the links of chain, monitor, or other perforated material. A sprocket is different from a gear just because a sprocket never meshes straight with another sprocket. Sprockets are designed to be used with a specific chain. Selecting the most appropriate sprocket optimizes sprocket/chain interaction, ensures drive performance, and decreases maintenance.