Definition of cam follower in English:

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cam follower


The part of a machine in sliding or rolling contact with a rotating cam and given motion by it.
Example sentences
  • The Multi-Displacement System unit replaces a conventional roller cam follower with a hydraulically pressurized design consisting of an outer sleeve and piston unit to which a roller follower is attached.
  • Very small roller cam followers are installed in the cylinder head to operate the valves instead of the conventional bucket-type tappets, and here friction is cut by about 70 per cent.
  • The eccentrics operate a lever between the camshaft and each pair of intake cam followers.

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Syllabification: cam fol·low·er

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