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cam follower

[′kam ‚fäl·ə·wər]
(mechanical engineering)
The output link of a cam mechanism.
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In both cases from figure 2, the cam follower was considered with a follower support that holds a pair of rollers.
In addition to the I-CAM cam followers, Intech Corp.
The revised V8 engine now employs five-valve-per-cylinder technology, and new low-friction valve gear with roller cam followers.
Typical lubrication requires greasing of linear bearings and cam followers.
A sampling of the new stocked items are: Collars, Washers, Valves, Seals, Oil-free Bushings, Shaft Collars, Manifold Blocks, Idler Pulleys, Rollers, Cam Followers, Timing Belts, Bearings, Bushings for Locating Pins, Aluminum Extrusions, Linear Guides, X-Axis Adjustment Units, Angle Plates, and more.
These rugged double-row bearings are designed and built to solve the toughest problems in cam follower applications: situations involving incidental thrust loads, higher speeds, contamination, or maintenance-free operation, while offering up to five times longer average life than standard cam followers.
Typical parts converted were end yokes, slip yokes, cam followers, shifters and carrier castings.
Additionally, the ZF automatic transmission is factory-filled for the life of the vehicle, the camshafts are driven by zero-maintenance chains and the mechanical cam followers require no periodic lash adjustment.
The main resin cylinder is linked to the other two smaller cylinders by cam followers to ensure a consistent ratio.
A sampling of the items added to stock are: Collars, Washers, Pipes, Valves, Seals, Oil-free Bushings, Tubes, Shaft Collars, Manifold Blocks, Idler Pulleys, Rollers, Cam Followers, Timing Belts, Bearings, Bushings for Locating Pins, Single Axis Actuators, Locating Stages, Accessories for Aluminum Frames, Linear Guides, X-Axis Adjustment Units, Robot Actuators, Angle Plates, and more.
The Geneva mechanism, a key to the module's operation, consists of a central cam and three shafts that turn using a series of cam followers.
The drive disk contains numerous teeth that are forced into the urethane clutch plates by two cam followers during each cutting cycle.