The cam follower is a compact and highly rigid bearing with a shaft. It contains needle rollers and is used as a guide roller for cam mechanisms or straight motion.
Since its outer ring rotates while keeping direct contact with the mating surface, this product is thick-walled and designed to bear an impact load.
Inside the outer ring, needle rollers with precision cages are incorporated. This prevents the product from skewing and achieves superb rotation performance. As a result, the product is capable of easily withstanding high-speed rotation.
There are two types of the outer ring shape: spherical and cylindrical. The spherical outer ring easily absorbs distortion of the shaft center when the cam follower is installed and helps lighten unbalanced loads.
The cam follower is used in a wide range of applications such as the cam mechanisms of automatic and dedicated machines, as well as transfer equipment, conveyors, bookbinding machines, tool changers of machining centers, pallet changers, automatic coating machines, and sliding forks in automated warehouses.