A Cam Follower is a specialized type of roller designed to follow the curvature of a cam or track and to translate or communicate machine motion or load. By rolling, versus sliding, Cam Followers provide less wear and tear on equipment components than other types of followers as PCI Cam Follower assemblies are manufactured with a full complement of needle roller bearings and are engineered to offer proven toughness under heavy radial loads. PCI Cam Followers feature a case-hardened roller body with a thick outer section to provide endurance under shock loads. Choose from stud type or yoke type in plain or crowned roller body profiles with black oxide coating on all surfaces.
Feature & Benefit Sell Sheets
Screwdriver Slot Stud Type
Stud Type Cam Followers provide efficient cantilever mounting. The screwdriver slot in the integral stud provides adequate installation torque for most applications.
Hex Socket Stud Type
Stud Type Cam Followers provide efficient cantilever mounting. The hex socket in the integral stud provides additional installation torque for use with self-locking nuts and blind hole mounting, plus allows for easier installation than the alternate screwdriver slot.
Yoke Type Cam Followers
Yoke Type rollers provide higher load carrying capability by utilizing a double shear mounting arrangement thereby eliminating stud capacity limitations. Can be used with PCI Heavy Duty Yoke Shafts for efficient design & installation practices.
Roller Body Profiles
Plain Cam Followers
Plain/Cylindrical Cam Followers effectively carry radial loads. For heavy side loads, Plain Cam Followers can be positioned vertically to act as side guides.
Crowned Cam Followers
Crowned Cam Followers have a spherical body profile and are used to reduce the effects of misalignment by better distributing load over the body and internal bearing elements. Crowned rollers are also used in rotary applications to minimize scrubbing or skidding.