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Plate Cam

The animation shown is commonly called a "plate cam" because the body of the cam is in the form of a narrow plate, the edge of which is shaped to give the required motion to the follower. This follower may be mounted in suitable guides and have a reciprocating motion (as shown in animation) or it may be in the form of an arm or lever which oscillates as the cam revolves. When the follower is in a vertical position as shown, it may be held in contact with the cam either by the action of gravity alone or a spring may be used to increase the contact pressure, especially if there are rather abrupt changes in the profile of the cam and speed is comparatively fast [source: ISBN 978-0-8311-1029-1].

Model created in Spaceclaim and animated in SimWise 4D.

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