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.
It's a single part serving dual functions: one end of it is a cam follower that rides in the eccentric cam to deliver the vibration to the other end, but the main shaft of that rocker is a light pipe with an LED that shines through the tube and the lens at the end of the tip.
First, adding a specific weight to a precise location on the cam creates a flywheel effect, exaggerating the mechanical advantage of an off-center or eccentric cam.
A simulated pickup truck bed, attached to an eccentric cam operating at high speed, provided random bumps to the mine detector for one hour, equivalent to 1,000 miles of normal military travel.
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.