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Cam & cam follower

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Cam & cam follower

  1. 1. Cam & Cam Follower Prepared by: Amal T Mathew 8141705255
  2. 2. What is Cam & Cam Follower?  A CAM is a rotating machine element which gives reciprocating or oscillating motion to another element known as FOLLOWER. Cam Follower
  3. 3. Classification of CAM Radial or Disc Cam Cylindrical Cam
  4. 4. Control the movement of the engine valves. Cams used in a pump. Examples of a Rotary cams in operation.
  5. 5. Example of cylindrical in shaped cam. • The cam follower does not have to move up and down - it can be an oscillating lever as shown above.
  6. 6. According to the Surface in Contact •Knife edge follower •Roller follower •Flat faced or Mushroom follower •Spherical faced follower According to the Path of Motion of Follower •Radial Follower •Off-set Follower Classification of Follower
  7. 7. Knife edge Follower Classification of Follower cam Follower When the contacting end of the follower has a sharp knife edge, it is called a knife edge follower. According to the Surface in Contact
  8. 8. Flat foot follower or Mushroom follower When the contacting end of the follower is a perfectly Flat face, it is called flat faced follower.
  9. 9. Roller Follower When the contacting end of the follower is a roller, is called roller follower
  10. 10. According to the Path of Motion of Follower Off Set Follower When the motion of the follower is along an axis away from the axis the cam centre it is called off-set follower

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