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. 125-1220
Mfr. Part No.CFS 4
€29.93
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Miniature Caged 8mm 15mm 1120N 1120N - 4mm High Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 471-314
BrandRS PRO
€10.07
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Stud 19mm 32mm 4600N 4250N Eccentric 8mm -
RS Stock No. 471-354
BrandRS PRO
€32.72
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Stud 35mm 52mm 19000N 12900N Eccentric 16mm -
RS Stock No. 179-370
Mfr. Part No.SJ265C X 2
€49.71
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Stud 26.5mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 514-180
Mfr. Part No.KR 16 PPA
BrandSKF
€39.19
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Stud 16mm 11mm 3200N 3140N Concentric 6mm -
RS Stock No. 471-348
BrandRS PRO
€10.26
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Stud 30mm 40mm 9700N 8100N Eccentric 12mm -
RS Stock No. 259-0151
Mfr. Part No.MBX3
€9.36
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Adapter Bushing 11.99mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 125-1209
Mfr. Part No.CF 10-1 BUUR
€21.87
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Standard Caged 26mm 36.2mm 6890N 5430N - 10mm High Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 471-364
BrandRS PRO
€6.48
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Yoke 16mm 12mm 3800N 3700N Eccentric 5mm -
RS Stock No. 471-310
BrandRS PRO
€16.64
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Stud 26mm 36mm 6500N 5700N Eccentric 10mm -
RS Stock No. 514-215
Mfr. Part No.KR 35 PPA
BrandSKF
€63.90
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Stud 35mm 18mm 19300N 12300N Concentric 16mm Steel
RS Stock No. 259-0173
Mfr. Part No.MBX4
€9.93
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Adapter Bushing 15mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 514-275
Mfr. Part No.305800 C-2Z
BrandSKF
€49.86
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Yoke 32mm 14mm 3650N 7280N - 10mm -
RS Stock No. 125-1204
Mfr. Part No.CF 4 BUUR
€21.53
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Standard Caged 12mm 20mm 1590N 2070N - 4mm High Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 125-1206
Mfr. Part No.CF 6 BUUR
€16.90
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Standard Caged 16mm 28.2mm 3650N 3660N - 6mm High Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 125-1205
Mfr. Part No.CF 5 BUUR
€16.90
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Standard Caged 13mm 23mm 2140N 2520N - 5mm High Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 514-203
Mfr. Part No.KR 19 PPA
BrandSKF
€40.95
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Stud 19mm 11mm 4750N 4180N Concentric 8mm -
RS Stock No. 471-358
BrandRS PRO
€30.79
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Stud 32mm 40mm 9700N 8100N Eccentric 12mm -
RS Stock No. 513-834
Mfr. Part No.KR 26 PPA
BrandSKF
€52.71
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Stud 26mm 12mm 6700N 5500N Concentric 10mm -
RS Stock No. 179-651
Mfr. Part No.SJ580C X 2
€102.90
1 Pack of 2
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Stud 58mm - - - - - -