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Flashcards in Cams Deck (9)
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1

What is a cam?

Changes the input motion to a reciprocating motion of the follower, usually in a rotary motion

2

Name the 4 cam profiles

Pear
Circular
Snail
Heart

3

What motion does the pear cam cause?

1/2 time is stationary

4

Where is a pear cam used?

Car shafts

5

What motion does the circular cam cause?

Smooth motion

6

Where is a circular cam used?

Steam engines

7

What motion does the snail cam cause?

Sudden drop after peak
Can only go one way

8

What motion does the heart cam cause?

Rise and fall at a uniform velocity

9

Where is a heart cam used?

Sewing machines