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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.
Additional features of the three new index ring drives include a large output mounting surface supported by a 4-point contact bearing for high accuracy and superior thrust and moment capacity, a direct shaft-mounted motorized drive package with reducer and brake-motor combinations to suit any application, a precision ground cam with preloaded cam followers for maximum accuracy, and durable cast steel housing and standard base options.
If you leave your engine idling from cold for longer than two minutes it actually causes damage to delicate parts like camshafts and cam followers.
Offering mounting flexibility for high- and low-temperature and submerged applications, Graphalloy Yoke Style Cam followers work in temperatures to 750[degrees]F and require no grease/oil that can burn off, gum up in cold temperatures or wash out when submerged.
Features retained from the previous design include replaceable induction hardened wet cylinder sleeves, valve seat inserts and valve guides, positive valve rotators and roller cam followers. Engine life to first overhaul is 500,000 miles.
Contamination produced when metal cam followers, track rollers, or wheels operating within cleanroom environments create hazardous airborne particulate can be reduced or eliminated when replaced with these proprietary composite wheels.
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. This involves from 20 to 30 lubrication points and should take about half an hour to complete.
There is a slight difference in the camshaft configurations for use with tappet-type cam followers compared to those for use with roller-type cam followers.
The crane is constructed of heavy-duty industrial welded steel and includes roller bearing and precision-built cam followers for smooth, effortless rotation.