cam roller

Rotating wheel acting as a cam follower

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • roller — [1] A device for replacing sliding friction with rolling friction. [2] While ball bearings use a series of balls in a cage, roller bearings use a series of small cylinders. [3] A colloquial term for a Rolls Royce. See cam roller double roller… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • cam — [kam] n. [Du cam, orig., COMB1] a moving piece of machinery, as a wheel or projection on a wheel, that gives an eccentric rotation or a reciprocating motion to another wheel, a roller, a shaft, etc., or that receives such motion from it …   English World dictionary

  • Roller rocker — A roller rocker is a rocker assembly that uses bearings instead of metal sliding on metal.A cam/rocker assembly uses a normal cam, but the rocker has a wheel on the end of it like that of a measuring wheel, which rolls by the use of needle roller …   Wikipedia

  • Cam — A cam is a projecting part of a rotating wheel or shaft that strikes a lever at one or more points on its circular path. The cam can be a simple tooth, as is used to deliver pulses of power to a steam hammer, for example, or an eccentric disc or… …   Wikipedia

  • cam — /kam/, n., v., cammed, camming. n. 1. Mach. a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usually rotary, gives to a part or parts in contact with it a specific rocking or reciprocating motion. 2. Auto. Slang. camshaft. v.t. 3 …   Universalium

  • Cam — /kam/, n. a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 mi. (64 km) long. Also called Granta. * * * Machine component that either rotates or reciprocates (moves back and forth) to create a prescribed motion in a contacting …   Universalium

  • CAM — /kam/, n. computer aided manufacturing. [1965 70] * * * Machine component that either rotates or reciprocates (moves back and forth) to create a prescribed motion in a contacting element (the follower). Since the shape of the contacting surface… …   Universalium

  • cam follower — noun Etymology: cam (IV) : the peg or roller which follows the curvature of a cam and to which the motion of the cam is thereby directly communicated …   Useful english dictionary

  • cam engine — noun Etymology: cam (IV) : an engine in which the reciprocating motion of the piston is converted into rotary motion by means of a cam and roller instead of the more usual crank …   Useful english dictionary

  • cam-and-roller steering — A steering system in which a tapered disc or a set of discs or rollers engage with a helically cut, tapered groove on a cylindrical drum …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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