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Volume 5 of the series Mechanisms and Machine Science pp 253-259


Kinematic Analysis of the Roller Follower Motion in Translating Cam-Follower Mechanisms

  • E. SeabraAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, University of Minho Email author 
  • , P. FloresAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, University of Minho

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The main purpose of this work is to present a complete kinematic analysis of the roller motion in translating cam-follower mechanisms with translating roller followers. The main kinematic variables of the roller are the angular velocity and angular acceleration. These quantities are deduced in a general form, in such a way they can be easily used for different cam laws. Furthermore,the influence of the functioning cam-follower parameters can also be included. Finally,an example of application is offered to analyze and discuss the main procedures considered in this work.

Key words

roller motion cam-follower mechanisms kinematic analysis