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Cam Followers Cam Followers

The modern stud type follower was invented and patented in 1937 by Thomas L. Robinson of the McGill Manufacturing Company. It replaced using a standard bearing and bolt. The new cam followers were easier to use because the stud was already included and they could also handle higher loads.

While roller cam followers are similar to roller bearings, there are quite a few differences. Standard ball and roller bearings are designed to be pressed into a rigid housing, which provides circumferential support. This keeps the outer race from deforming, so the race cross-section is relatively thin. In the case of cam followers the outer race is loaded at a single point, so the outer race needs a thicker cross-section to reduce deformation . However, in order to facilitate this the roller diameter must be decreased, which also decreases the dynamic bearing capacity

On stud style followers one of the end plates is integrated into the inner race/stud; the other is pressed onto the stud up to a shoulder on the inner race. The inner race is induction hardened  so that the stud remains soft if modifications need to be made. On yoke style followers the end plates are peened or pressed onto the inner race or liquid metal injected onto the inner race. The inner race is either induction hardened or through hardened

Another difference is that a lubrication hole is provided to relubricate the follower periodically. A hole is provided at both ends of the stud for lubrication. They also usually have a black oxide  finish to help reduce corrosion
The modern stud type follower was invented and patented in 1937 by Thomas L. Robinson of the McGill Manufacturing Company. It replaced using a standard bearing and bolt. The new cam followers were easier to use because the stud was already included and they could also handle higher loads.

While roller cam followers are similar to roller bearings, there are quite a few differences. Standard ball and roller bearings are designed to be pressed into a rigid housing, which provides circumferential support. This keeps the outer race from deforming, so the race cross-section is relatively thin. In the case of cam followers the outer race is loaded at a single point, so the outer race needs a thicker cross-section to reduce deformation . However, in order to facilitate this the roller diameter must be decreased, which also decreases the dynamic bearing capacity

On stud style followers one of the end plates is integrated into the inner race/stud; the other is pressed onto the stud up to a shoulder on the inner race. The inner race is induction hardened  so that the stud remains soft if modifications need to be made. On yoke style followers the end plates are peened or pressed onto the inner race or liquid metal injected onto the inner race. The inner race is either induction hardened or through hardened

Another difference is that a lubrication hole is provided to relubricate the follower periodically. A hole is provided at both ends of the stud for lubrication. They also usually have a black oxide  finish to help reduce corrosion
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      Cam Follower - Sealed - Hex Head - Crowned OD Cam OD 1.5" Common Interchanges CCF 1 1/2 SB CRSBC24 CONS, Koyo (formerly Torrington) CS48LW RBC CR1 1/2-XBC Smith/Accurate CR24VBUUR... Cam Follower - Sealed - Hex Head - Crowned OD Cam OD 1.5" Common Interchanges CCF 1 1/2 SB CRSBC24 CONS, Koyo (formerly Torrington) CS48LW RBC CR1 1/2-XBC Smith/Accurate CR24VBUUR...
      $26.76
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      Cam Follower - Sealed - Slot Head - Crowned OD Cam OD 3" Common Interchanges CCF 3 S CRSC48 CONS, Koyo (formerly Torrington) CR3-XC Smith/Accurate CCNB96-S Carter CCF3S Interchange information... Cam Follower - Sealed - Slot Head - Crowned OD Cam OD 3" Common Interchanges CCF 3 S CRSC48 CONS, Koyo (formerly Torrington) CR3-XC Smith/Accurate CCNB96-S Carter CCF3S Interchange information...
      $175.20
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      Cam Follower - Sealed - Slot Head - Crowned OD Cam OD 0.5" Common Interchanges CCF 1/2 S CRSC8-1 CONS, Koyo (formerly Torrington) CR1/2-XC Smith/Accurate CCF1/2S Interchange information is provided... Cam Follower - Sealed - Slot Head - Crowned OD Cam OD 0.5" Common Interchanges CCF 1/2 S CRSC8-1 CONS, Koyo (formerly Torrington) CR1/2-XC Smith/Accurate CCF1/2S Interchange information is provided...
      $21.95
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      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PP KR16C.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP INA MCR-16-S Smith/Acuurate KR16.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-S Mcgill CF6BUUR IKO Interchange information is... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PP KR16C.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP INA MCR-16-S Smith/Acuurate KR16.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-S Mcgill CF6BUUR IKO Interchange information is...
      $53.18
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      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PP KR16C.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP INA MCR-16-S Smith/Acuurate KR16.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-S Mcgill CF6BUUR IKO Interchange information is... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PP KR16C.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP INA MCR-16-S Smith/Acuurate KR16.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-S Mcgill CF6BUUR IKO Interchange information is...
      $53.18
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      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PPX KR16C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP X INA MCR-16-SC Smith/Acuurate KR16DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PPX KR16C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP X INA MCR-16-SC Smith/Acuurate KR16DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as...
      $56.69
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      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PPX KR16C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP X INA MCR-16-SC Smith/Acuurate KR16DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PPX KR16C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP X INA MCR-16-SC Smith/Acuurate KR16DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as...
      $56.69
    • KR 22 PP A INA Cam Follower KR 22 PP A INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 22mm Common Interchanges KR22 PP KR22B.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 22 PP INA MCR-22-S Smith/Acuurate KR22.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-22-S Mcgill CF10BUURM IKO Interchange information is... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 22mm Common Interchanges KR22 PP KR22B.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 22 PP INA MCR-22-S Smith/Acuurate KR22.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-22-S Mcgill CF10BUURM IKO Interchange information is...
      $58.50
    • KR 26 PP INA Cam Follower KR 26 PP INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 26mm Common Interchanges KR26 PP KR26B.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 26 PP INA MCR-26-S Smith/Acuurate KR26.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-26-S Mcgill CF10-1BUURM IKO Interchange information is... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 26mm Common Interchanges KR26 PP KR26B.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 26 PP INA MCR-26-S Smith/Acuurate KR26.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-26-S Mcgill CF10-1BUURM IKO Interchange information is...
      $77.21
    • KR 30 PP A INA Cam Follower KR 30 PP A INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 30mm Common Interchanges KR30 PP KR30C.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 30 PP INA MCR-30-S Smith/Acuurate KR30.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-30-S Mcgill CF12BUUR IKO Interchange information is... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 30mm Common Interchanges KR30 PP KR30C.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 30 PP INA MCR-30-S Smith/Acuurate KR30.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-30-S Mcgill CF12BUUR IKO Interchange information is...
      $94.55
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      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 30mm Common Interchanges KR30 PPX KR30C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 30 PP X INA MCR-30-SC Smith/Acuurate KR30C.DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-30-SX Mcgill CF12UU IKO Interchange information... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 30mm Common Interchanges KR30 PPX KR30C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 30 PP X INA MCR-30-SC Smith/Acuurate KR30C.DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-30-SX Mcgill CF12UU IKO Interchange information...
      $97.75
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      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 30mm Common Interchanges KR30 PPX KR30C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 30 PP X INA MCR-30-SC Smith/Acuurate KR30C.DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-30-SX Mcgill CF12UU IKO Interchange information... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 30mm Common Interchanges KR30 PPX KR30C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 30 PP X INA MCR-30-SC Smith/Acuurate KR30C.DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-30-SX Mcgill CF12UU IKO Interchange information...
      $97.75
    • KR 32 PP X INA Cam Follower KR 32 PP X INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 32mm Common Interchanges KR32 PPX KR32C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 32 PP X INA MCR-32-SC Smith/Acuurate KR32DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-32-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 32mm Common Interchanges KR32 PPX KR32C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 32 PP X INA MCR-32-SC Smith/Acuurate KR32DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-32-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as...
      $103.72
    • KR 32 PP X A INA Cam Follower KR 32 PP X A INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 32mm Common Interchanges KR32 PPX KR32C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 32 PP X INA MCR-32-SC Smith/Acuurate KR32DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-32-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 32mm Common Interchanges KR32 PPX KR32C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 32 PP X INA MCR-32-SC Smith/Acuurate KR32DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-32-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as...
      $103.72
    • KR16-X-PP-A INA Cam Follower KR16-X-PP-A INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PPX KR16C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP X INA MCR-16-SC Smith/Acuurate KR16DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 16mm Common Interchanges KR16 PPX KR16C.DZ.2RS Koyoo KR 16 PP X INA MCR-16-SC Smith/Acuurate KR16DZ.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-16-SX McgillInterchange information is provided as...
      $70.86
    • KR19-PP-A INA Cam Follower KR19-PP-A INA Cam Follower

      Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 19mm Common Interchanges KR19 PP KR19C.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 19 PP INA MCR-19-S Smith/Acuurate KR19.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-19-S Mcgill CF8BUUR IKO Interchange information is... Cam Follower - Metric Cam OD 19mm Common Interchanges KR19 PP KR19C.2RS.SK Koyoo KR 19 PP INA MCR-19-S Smith/Acuurate KR19.2RS Torrington rington (Old) MCFR-19-S Mcgill CF8BUUR IKO Interchange information is...
      $68.92
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