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. 172-1072
Mfr. Part No.LFE12-1
BrandINA
$25.24
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Bolt 21mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 208-0374
Mfr. Part No.NATR 25 PPA
BrandSKF
$114.78
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Spherical Radial 52mm - 2550N 1470N - 25mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1319
Mfr. Part No.NUKR62-A
BrandINA
$300.03
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Stud 62mm 80mm 55000N 40000N - 24mm -
RS Stock No. 514-186
Mfr. Part No.305806C-2Z
BrandSKF
$154.54
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Yoke 72mm 23.8mm 17000N 27000N - 30mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0364
Mfr. Part No.KRV 32 PPA
BrandSKF
$128.97
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Stud 32mm - 15300N 9350N - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1403
Mfr. Part No.RNA2201-2RSR
BrandINA
$79.24
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Yoke 32mm 13.8mm 8300N 7500N - 16mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1167
Mfr. Part No.LR6001-2RSR
BrandINA
$49.75
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Yoke 28mm 8mm 2750N 5300N - 10mm -
RS Stock No. 194-7275
Mfr. Part No.NA2206-2RSR
BrandINA
$139.35
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Yoke 62mm 20mm 26000N 17100N Eccentric 30mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0384
Mfr. Part No.NATV 20 PPA
BrandSKF
$130.18
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Needle Radial 47mm - 41500N 1940N - 20mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1172
Mfr. Part No.LR608-2RSR-HLC
BrandINA
$39.73
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Yoke 24mm 7mm 1240N 2950N - 8mm -
RS Stock No. 137-1567
Mfr. Part No.NUTR30A
BrandINA
$170.84
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Yoke 62mm 28mm 55000N 40000N - 30mm Steel
RS Stock No. 125-1212
Mfr. Part No.CF 6 FBUUR
$70.41
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Standard Caged 16mm 28.2mm 2920N 2930N - 6mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 174-1139
Mfr. Part No.LR205-X-2RSR
BrandINA
$91.50
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Yoke 62mm 15mm 7100N 13300N - 25mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1158
Mfr. Part No.LR5204-2RS
BrandINA
$104.38
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Yoke 52mm 20.6mm 12300N 16900N - 20mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1393
Mfr. Part No.PWTR30-2RS-XL
BrandINA
$194.34
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Yoke 62mm 29mm 45500N 35000N - 30mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1338
Mfr. Part No.NUTR20-X-A
BrandINA
$134.45
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Yoke 47mm 25mm 37500N 28500N - 20mm -
RS Stock No. 174-1352
Mfr. Part No.NUTR45-X-A
BrandINA
$335.67
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Yoke 85mm 32mm 83000N 56000N - 45mm -
RS Stock No. 137-1834
Mfr. Part No.LR2052RSR
BrandINA
$77.59
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Yoke 62mm 15mm 13300N 7100N - 25mm Steel
RS Stock No. 194-7272
Mfr. Part No.NA2203-2RSR
BrandINA
$113.74
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Yoke 40mm 16mm 14000N 9900N Eccentric 17mm -
RS Stock No. 194-7193
Mfr. Part No.KR40-X-PP-A
BrandINA
$167.68
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Stud 40mm 58mm 15800N 10900N Eccentric 18mm Steel