Cam Followers

Cam followers, also referred to as cam rollers, cam follower bearings and track followers are a type of specialist roller bearing used in a wide range of mechanical cam and roller track applications. Cam followers are extremely important parts because without one a cam would not work properly as cams must make contact with followers in order to transfer rotary motion into linear motion.

RS Components have a great range of ball and roller bearings, track rollers and bearing units including cam followers which are available in a variety of types to suit different applications, offering high radial and axial support in order to keep production lines running smoothly.

What is a cam?

A cam is a part found in a machine that can convert rotary motion (around an axis) to linear motion which is motion in a straight line. Cams are found in various areas from household appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines to more industrial applications such as automation and material handling. A cam needs to make contact with a cam follower for the rotary motion to be transformed into linear motion.

Types of Cam Followers

Cam followers and bearings are available in a range of types with different characteristics, to assist in transforming rotary motion into linear motion. The two most common types available are:

Stud - Stud type cam followers feature a cylindrical design and threaded pin, allowing them to be installed to the required machine quickly and efficiently. Stud cam followers are available with a wide range of thread sizes.

Yoke - Yoke cam rollers are ideal for use with applications that have a heavier load and feature a hole allowing them to be shaft mounted. Yoke cam rollers are best suited with applications that require minimal deflection.

Other types of cam followers include:

  • Concentric
  • Eccentric
  • Heavy duty hex
  • Heavy duty slot

Typical Applications for Cam Followers

Roller bearings like cam followers can be found in various applications and the type of cam follower you should use solely depends on your specific application. Some cam followers may need either ball or needle rollers depending on the job at hand. Cam followers can be used in various areas including:

  • Automation
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Metal processing

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Description Price Type Roller Diameter Roller Length Static Load Rating Dynamic Load Rating Ring Slide & Track System Bearing Type Bore Size Material
RS Stock No. 191-4442
Mfr. Part No.NUTR3580-X-A
BrandINA
$242.93
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Yoke 80mm 29mm 78000N 51000N - 35mm -
RS Stock No. 191-3895
Mfr. Part No.NATV5-PP-A
BrandINA
$53.39
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Yoke 16mm 12mm 6600N 4900N - 5mm -
RS Stock No. 194-7220
Mfr. Part No.KRV80-PP-A
BrandINA
$367.85
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Stud 80mm 35mm 117000N 48500N Eccentric 30mm Steel
RS Stock No. 194-7274
Mfr. Part No.NA2205-2RSR
BrandINA
$122.55
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Yoke 52mm 18mm 20800N 14400N Eccentric 25mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0383
Mfr. Part No.NATV 17 PPA
BrandSKF
$116.49
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Needle Radial 40mm - 2650N 1420N - 17mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1337
Mfr. Part No.NUTR2052-X-A
BrandINA
$178.13
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Yoke 52mm 25mm 44000N 32000N - 20mm -
RS Stock No. 199-9803
Mfr. Part No.CF10WBUUR/SG
$58.79
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Ring Slide & Track System 22mm 36.2mm 6890N 5430N - 10mm -
RS Stock No. 471-304
BrandRS PRO
$37.80
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Stud 16mm 28mm 3800N 3700N Eccentric 6mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0342
Mfr. Part No.KR 16 PPXA
BrandSKF
$93.01
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Stud 16mm - 3200N 3140N - 6mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1446
Mfr. Part No.ZL5201-DRS
BrandINA
$151.34
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Stud 35mm 33.2mm 5200N 8700N - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1385
Mfr. Part No.PWKR62-2RS-XL
BrandINA
$376.52
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Stud 62mm 80mm 45500N 35000N - 24mm -
RS Stock No. 125-1219
Mfr. Part No.CFS 3W
$64.10
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Miniature Caged 6mm 12.5mm 611N 629N - 3mm High Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 208-0391
Mfr. Part No.PWTR 15.2RS
BrandSKF
$171.32
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Spherical Radial 35mm - 11400N 11900N - 15mm -
RS Stock No. 125-1227
Mfr. Part No.CFS 5FW
$72.40
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Miniature Thrust 10mm 19mm 1590N 1250N - 5mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 174-1144
Mfr. Part No.LR207-2RS
BrandINA
$103.30
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Yoke 80mm 17mm 12100N 21900N - 35mm -
RS Stock No. 191-4439
Mfr. Part No.NUKR90-A
BrandINA
$425.26
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Yoke 90mm 100mm 123000N 78000N - 30mm -
RS Stock No. 194-7269
Mfr. Part No.NA2200-2RSR
BrandINA
$85.34
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Yoke 30mm 14mm 6900N 7000N Eccentric 10mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1346
Mfr. Part No.NUTR3580-A
BrandINA
$223.05
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Yoke 80mm 29mm 78000N 51000N - 35mm -
RS Stock No. 137-1849
Mfr. Part No.LR5202-2HRS-TVH-XL
BrandINA
$99.74
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Yoke 40mm 15.9mm 7500N 10800N - 15mm Steel
RS Stock No. 514-203
Mfr. Part No.KR19-PPA
BrandSKF
$90.13
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Stud 19mm 11mm 4750N 4180N Concentric 8mm -