Unit 2

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Cams and followers

Cams are usually used in machines where, in some part of that machine, rotary motion needs to be changed into reciprocating linear motion. They come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, all of which are designed for specific tasks.

Each type of these movements requires a different cam profile (followers that move around the cams). The most common are:

  • Flat -(flat disc or block) - Lots of friction. Cannot follow hollow contours.
  • Knife -(pointed end…


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