Cam and Follower

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

  1. Radial Cam or Disc Cam

  2. Cylindrical Cam

  1. Radial Cam : In radial cam the follower reciprocates or osculates direction perpendicular to the cam axis.
  2. 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.