CAM ANALYSIS APPARATUS, Mechanical Engineering, Scientific Instruments.

Cam Analysis Apparatus

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Cam Analysis Apparatus

Cam Analysis Apparatus – Engineering products

The setup is a motorized unit consisting of a camshaft driven by a variable speed motor. The free end of the camshaft has a facility to mount the cam easily. The follower is properly guided in gunmetal bushes and the type of follower can be changed according to the cam under test. Graduated circular protractor is fitted co-axial with the shaft and dial gauge fitted on the follower shaft, is used to note the follower displacement for the angle of cam rotation. A spring is used to provide controlling force to the follower system. Weights on the follower shaft can be adjusted as per the requirement. An arrangement is provided to regulate the speed. The apparatus is very useful for testing the cam performance for jump phenomenon during operation and the effect of change of inertia forces on jump action of cam-follower during operation can be observed. Three sets of cams and followers are supplied with the apparatus. These are already hardened to reduce the wear.

With the help of combination of provided cams and followers following experiments can be conducted:


  • Cam -Eccentric, tangent and circular ARC type – one each
  • Follower- mushroom, flat faced and roller type – one each
  • Cams and followers are hardened to reduce wear of the surfaces
  • Variable speed motor coupled to camshaft of suitable range and Variac
  • A dial gauge to note the follower displacement
  • A technical manual accompanies the equipment

Services Required:

  • 230 V, A.C. stabilized supply along with earthing connection
  • Bench area 0.5m x 0.5m x 0.5m height
  • Tachometer to measure the jumping speed, (can be supplied extra)


  • Accurate measurement
  • Durability
  • Precisely designed
  • Easy operations
  • Dimensional accuracy
  • Energy efficient


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  • To plot the(Follower displacement Vs Angle of rotation) curves for different cam follower pairs
  • The follower bounce can be observed by using a stroboscope (Optional) & effect of follower weight on bounce can be studied.
  • To study the effect of follower weight on bounce.
  • To study the effect of spring compression on bounce.
  • Cam Shaft :           Material Stainless Steel
  • Cams :           Tangent, Eccentric, Circular Arc, made of hardened alloy – steel.
  • Followers :           Roller, Knife edge, Mushroom, made of hardened alloy – steel.
  • Compression Spring :           Provided
  • Weights :           1 kg., 500gm, 200 gm & 100gm
  • Motor :           Variable speed DC Motor with speed controller
  • Dial Gauge :           Baker & Mercer/Standard Make
  • The whole set up is designed and arranged on rigid structure painted with industrial PU paint.