Kinematics of Cam
Examples for cam • In IC engines to operate the inlet and exhaust valves
CAM - Definition • Cam is a rotating machine element which gives reciprocating motion to another element known as follower. • Cams are used to convert rotary motion into reciprocating motion • Cam and follower have a line contact and constitute a higher pair.
Classification of CAM Mechanism Based on modes of Input / Output motion Rotating cam – Translating follower Rotating cam – Oscillating follower Translating cam – Translating follower