Cam Follower Roller Bearings, Stud Type - Inch and Metric
A cam follower roller bearing (also called “track follower”) is a specialty roller bearing designed to follow tracks or cams and in a wide range of linear motion systems. Cam followers are often used on conveyors, process transfer lines, such as those used int industries such as food and beverage, plastics, glass and among others. AST cam followers are also popular for defense and aircraft applications, where maintainability and system reliability are important design considerations. To smoothly and evenly distribute the loads, cam followers usually are designed with a full complement of rolling elements. However, there is more than one type of configuration for cam followers, but the most distinctive characteristic is how the cam follower is mounted to its counterpart.
A Stud Type Cam Follower is usually has a standard sized stud, but heavier studs are available to handle increased static loads. This is as opposed to “Yoke type” cam follower which has a hole through the middle and is usually used in applications where minimal deflection is necessary.
AST has 56 different cam follower roller bearings in its online catalog. They come in the following series with and without seals, also in inch and metric dimensions:
- CF Series
- KR Series
- KRV Series
- NUKR Series
- PWKR Series
If you need help in selecting the best products for your particular application, please remember that design engineering and application assistance are available from AST as part of our value-added services designed to make your job easier.
How To Select and Order Cam Follower Roller Bearings
AST Bearings has a wide variety of cam follower roller bearing products in its interactive online catalog. If you need help in selecting the best products for your particular application, please remember that design engineering and application assistance are available from AST as part of our value-added services designed to make your job easier.
Click here to go to our online catalog and product specifier for Cam Follower Roller Bearings including free CAD downloads.