What is Cam
Cam is a rotating machine element which gives reciprocating or oscillating motion to some other machine element known as Follower.
Different Types of Cam
Radial Cam or Disc Cam
- Radial Cam : In radial cam the follower reciprocates or osculates direction perpendicular to the cam axis.
- Cylindrical Cam : In cylindrical cam, the follower reciprocates or oscillates in a direction parallel to the cam axis. The follower rides in a groove at its cylindrical surface.
Question and Answers
- A cam mechanism imparts following motion
Answer : Rotating, Oscillating, Reciprocating