disk cam

disk cam

[¦disk ¦kam]
(mechanical engineering)
A disk with a contoured edge which rotates about an axis perpendicular to the disk, communicating motion to the cam follower which remains in contact with the edge of the disk.
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Image detail is confined by the linear motions of the beam restrictor, which are actuated by the PEEK polymer gear wheels and driven by an aluminum disk cam.
Among the topics are mathematical concepts in kinematics, the kinematic analysis of planar mechanisms, static force analysis of planar mechanisms, the design and kinematic analysis of gears and disk cams, and robotic manipulators.
A comparison of approximate methods for the analytical determination of profiles for disk cams with roller followers, Mech Mach Theory 39(6): 645-656.