The cam followers can be used to run on different types of tracks. It can be based on cylindrical or needle roller bearings and have a threaded solid stud. Also known as track followers, they can follow cam lobe profiles. They are available in different configurations and characterise how the cam follower can mount to the mating component.
Types of cam followers
There are several types of cam followers. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
Standard cam followers: These are the basic cam followers and cater to different applications.
Solid eccentric stud cam followers: These have a stud with eccentricity. Here, the alignment is attained when rotated.
C-lube cam followers: These have thermoset solid lubricant that is prepacked to bearing space and do not need much maintenance.
Thrust disk cam followers: These cam followers have synthetic thrust washers. They are made into the contact portions of outer rings.
Easy mounting cam followers: These have stepped processing on the stud.
Miniature cam followers: These have fine needle-style rollers between the stud and the outer ring.
Heavy-duty cam followers: These are the full component roller bearings. They have a twin row of cylindrical rollers in the outer ring.
Applications of cam followers
They are easy to mount and have a longer life. They can accommodate high radial and axial loads. They find applications in Construction, Mining, mineral processing and cement, Railways, Metals, Agriculture, and Material handling industries.