CYNDRICAL CAM and FACE CAM Both provide a rocking motion
Peripheral cams are the most widely used form of an eccentric cam In the peripheral cam, a follower rides on the outside edge of the cam The high spot on the cam is called the lobe The low spot is called the dwell Cams can also move the follower at different levels Peripheral CAMS
Eccentric and Strap The eccentric is inside a device called an eccentric strap The eccentric is used where heavy loads are moved The strap is connected to a link or rod which in turn is fastened to a pivot on an object which moves linearly
Cloverleaf and Swash plate CAM Cam Variations Cloverleaf –drives the follower bar in both directions Swash plate –provides rocking motion
Connecting Rods Sometimes called coupling rods these are used to transfer energy from one moving part to another, without using gears or axles Used to synchronize the movement of parts, to convert rotary motion to oscillating movement
Answer The Following What is a CAM? What Does a CAM Do? Name 5 Different Types Of CAMs. What is a Follower? Name 4 Types of Followers. What is a Ratchet? What is a Pawl? What is a Ratchet and Pawl used for? What is an Eccentric?