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Applications of Cam and Follower

Some of the applications of Cam and Follower are discussed below. So let us find some of the information related to cam and follower to know more about it.

  1. It is used in water powered mill. The wheel creates rotational motion when the water is falling down, this wheel is directly connected to a bar, which is also connected to a cam and follower. The follower used over here has a stamping battery at the end which pounds on the ore.
  2. Cams are used to convert rotary motion into reciprocating motion.
  3. In radial cams , the follower used here reciprocates as well as oscillates in a direction perpendicular to the cam axis.
  4. Cam is a mechanical device which is use to transmit motion to a follower by direct contact.
  5. In a cam the follower pair is used, Over here the cam normally rotates while the follower may translate or oscillate.
  6. Cam causes the follower to move with a uniform velocity.

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