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Cam Followers

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What are Cam followers?

Cam followers are specialized bearings that follow a cam lobe profile to transmit motion and load between machine parts. They are known for their durability and reliability in high-stress environments where traditional bearings may fail.

Unlike ball and roller bearings, where the size is determined by the bore diameter d, cam followers are sized based on their outside diameter D.


Types of Cam Followers

There are a variety of Cam followers available.

Based on the structure, Cam Followers can be classified into:

  • Stud-type - Stud-type cam followers have a stud supporting the outer ring, making them easy to install and remove
  • Yoke-type - Yoke-type cam followers have a yoke providing additional strength and stability.

Based on the roller shape, Cam Followers can be classified into:

  • Crowned Cam Followers: Have a curved outer surface for better load distribution and prolonged life.
  • Cylindrical Cam Followers: Feature a flat outer surface, suitable for high-load applications.
  • Flanged Cam Followers: Include an integrated flange for axial guidance, helping to maintain bearing orientation.
  • V-groove Cam Followers: Contain a V-shaped groove for stable, aligned tracking in roller applications.


Key Benefits of Cam Followers

Cam followers can offer several benefits, including:

  • High precision
  • Low friction
  • High load capacity
  • Versatility
  • Easy installation
  • Long service life

These advantages make cam followers suitable for a wide range of applications that require accurate and consistent motion transfer while handling heavy loads.


Industries that Use Cam Followers

Lily Bearing offers a diverse range of cam followers that are designed and manufactured to meet the specific requirements of machine tools, industrial robots, electronic parts production, office automation equipment, and even harsh environments that demand increased corrosion resistance. The stainless steel cam followers are especially suitable for outdoor use or applications such as: 

  • Metals
  • Mining, mineral processing and cement
  • Railways
  • Material handling
  • Agriculture
  • Construction


Why LILY Bearing?

LILY Bearing’s cam followers and track rollers provide an antifriction solution for either translating rotation to linear motion or supporting pure radial or combination thrust loads depending on the type of rolling elements used.