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cam follower

n
(General Engineering) engineering the slider or roller in contact with the cam that transmits the movement dictated by the cam profile
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* While the engine is spinning, flick the decompression lever from under the cam follower. This allows the exhaust valve to close, creating compression and causing the engine to fire.
3 shows the force diagram for the cam follower mechanism, where G is the opening force of water valve (including the opening force of valve and the weight of follower, etc.), r is the radius of the involute base circle, [alpha] is the pressure angle, F is the force between cam with roller, [[phi].sub.1] is the friction angle, M is the driving torque for cam.
Assume [s.sub.2] is the stroke of the main cam follower, divided into three sections corresponding to OA, AB, and BC.
A number of researches have proposed various mechanisms for the steering box of the rear axle to fulfill the requirements of the integral steering, highlighting papers (Fraukawa, 1985) for steering box with 4R linkage,--driven by two cranks; as well as paper (Kido, 1990)--for steering box with cam mechanisms (cam with a pair of cam followers which are hold by a follower support).
Featured bearing products include cam follower, ball, roller, spherical, aircraft and needle bearings.
Actuated by means of cams and levers, tool slides are mechanically advanced by means of a cam follower riding on a profiled cam disc.
From other sites: College Point added a jam switch to detect the conveyor's cam follower, enabling a shut down before a break.
Because of the cam mechanism design that is normally used on most rack and pinion molds, any wear on the cam, cam follower, or wear plates can lead to a delayed separation of the tapers during unscrewing, and premature mating of the tapers during reset.
This is where we identify 1-femur component, 2-cilindrical joint, 3- cam follower, 4- cam, 5- tibia component, 6-FESTO shock absorber, 7-aditional shock absorber mechanism.
I am all for using engineering plastics where they have a demonstrated weight-saving or performance advantage, but "cam follower plastic had melted" and "Rotorcraft harmonics may place additional stress on the nylon gear" tells me the manufacturer is trying to cut costs the wrong way.
The proportional solenoid force is balanced against the force generated by a spring compressed by a cam follower. The cam follower tracks the vane position riding a cam mounted on the vane control shaft.