Optimal Offset on Translating Follower Plate Cams

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C. Mischke

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

J. Eng. Ind 92(1), 172-176 (Feb 01, 1970) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427703 History: Received July 22, 1969; Online July 15, 2010


The size of a plate cam moving a translating, offset roller or knife-edged follower is sensitive to the magnitude of the offset. The designer should not omit the opportunity to reduce size and cost by establishing optimal offset. A suboptimization procedure is presented which will permit determination of minimum pitch circle radius rapidly, routinely, and without use of the digital computer.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
Topics: Cams , Computers , Rollers
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