CAM AND FOLLOWER cam is rotating machine element which provide the oscillating motion to follower
Published at : 19 Oct 2021
cam is rotating machine element which provide the oscillating motion to follower
A cam is a rotating machine element which gives reciprocating or oscillating motion to another element known as follower.
•The cam and the follower have a line contact and constitute a higher pair.
•Three elements :
–Driver member – CAM
–Driven member – Follower
–Frame – to support the cam and guide the follower
–Internal combustion engine for operating valve
–Shoe making machines
–Paper cutting machine
–Fuel pump diesel engine
Wedge has translation movement
• Follower can translate or oscillate
• Spring is used to maintain the contact between cam and follower
Classification of Followers
1.According to Shape
2.According to the motion of the follower.
3.According to the path of motion of the follower