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.
- 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.
- Cams are used to convert rotary motion into reciprocating motion.
- In radial cams , the follower used here reciprocates as well as oscillates in a direction perpendicular to the cam axis.
- Cam is a mechanical device which is use to transmit motion to a follower by direct contact.
- In a cam the follower pair is used, Over here the cam normally rotates while the follower may translate or oscillate.
- Cam causes the follower to move with a uniform velocity.