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.
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.
An AC motor in the shaker rotates an eccentric cam connected to three large perforated tables.
The fuel injection system uses an inlet metered high-pressure fuel pump with eccentric cam pump, and three pumping elements.
The mechanism that makes it all "adjustable" works on an eccentric cam. This way you can't over-tighten it and mess anything up, which is what we shooters do routinely when presented with an opportunity to do so.