eccentric cam


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eccentric cam

[ek¦sen·trik ′kam]
(design engineering)
A cylindrical cam with the shaft displaced from the geometric center.

eccentric cam

A cam whose center is different from the center of the shaft on which it is mounted.
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The Vapor is powered by a hybrid eccentric cam system that produces speeds up to 360 FPS with 165 pounds of draw weight.
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The expanding collet is operated manually by turning the socket head eccentric cam, which pushes a tapered plunger inside the collet causing it to expand.