Cam and Follower (SMT-TM-21)

availability: in stock

Function of cam mechanisms
4 different shapes of cam: circular, arc, tangent,
hollow or asymmetric
3 different engaging members: roller, plunger,
flat plunger or cam follower
Technical specifications

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Cam mechanisms are non-uniform translatable gears that help convert uniform rotating
drive motions into non-uniform drive motions with or without latching. Generally speaking,
cam mechanism consists of cams, engaging members and the frame. The desired
movement path is defined by the geometry of the cam and produced by pressing a contour
or a profile on the engaging member. The SMT-TM-21 unit is used to clearly demonstrate
the function of a cam mechanism. Cams are available in different shapes. A roller plunger,
flat plunger or cam follower can be used as the engaging member. The stroke is determined
by measuring the travel. An angular scale indicates the corresponding angle of rotation.