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. 514-180
Mfr. Part No.KR16-PPA
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MYR258.34
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Stud 16mm 11mm 3200N 3140N Concentric 6mm -
RS Stock No. 514-219
Mfr. Part No.KR40-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR504.81
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Stud 40mm 20mm 14600N 10500N Concentric 18mm -
RS Stock No. 514-192
Mfr. Part No.KR22-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR284.74
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Stud 22mm 12mm 5000N 4400N Concentric 10mm -
RS Stock No. 514-196
Mfr. Part No.305805C-2Z
BrandSKF
MYR409.40
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Yoke 62mm 20.6mm 1220N 19900N - 25mm -
RS Stock No. 514-041
Mfr. Part No.KR52-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR683.53
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Stud 52mm 24mm 32500N 18700N Concentric 20mm -
RS Stock No. 513-828
Mfr. Part No.KR32-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR370.81
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Stud 32mm 14mm 9800N 7810N Concentric 12mm -
RS Stock No. 514-265
Mfr. Part No.NATR6-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR165.51
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Yoke 19mm 11mm 3800N 3470N - 6mm -
RS Stock No. 514-203
Mfr. Part No.KR19-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR270.15
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Stud 19mm 11mm 4750N 4180N Concentric 8mm -
RS Stock No. 209-1943
Mfr. Part No.NATR 8
BrandSKF
MYR183.45
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Spherical Radial 24mm - 6100N 5280N - 8mm -
RS Stock No. 209-1944
Mfr. Part No.PWKR 52.2RS
BrandSKF
MYR875.94
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Spherical Radial 52mm - 26500N 23800N - 20mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0360
Mfr. Part No.KRV 19 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR269.94
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Stud 19mm - 8000N 5280N - 8mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0348
Mfr. Part No.KR 30 B
BrandSKF
MYR276.66
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Stud 30mm - 8000N 6440N - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0376
Mfr. Part No.NATR 30 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR349.85
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Spherical Radial 62mm - 3750N 2290N - 30mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0364
Mfr. Part No.KRV 32 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR312.07
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Stud 32mm - 15300N 9350N - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0342
Mfr. Part No.KR 16 PPXA
BrandSKF
MYR234.41
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Stud 16mm - 3200N 3140N - 6mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0387
Mfr. Part No.NATV 50 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR1,251.72
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Needle Radial 90mm - 93000N 3910N - 50mm -
RS Stock No. 514-073
Mfr. Part No.NATR25-PPA
BrandSKF
MYR444.63
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Yoke 52mm 24mm 25500N 14700N - 25mm -
RS Stock No. 209-1942
Mfr. Part No.KRVE 30 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR493.67
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Stud 30mm - 1460N 8970N - 12mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0359
Mfr. Part No.KRV 16 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR213.07
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Stud 16mm - 6550N 4730N - 6mm -
RS Stock No. 208-0358
Mfr. Part No.KRE 40 PPA
BrandSKF
MYR497.48
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Stud 40mm - 1460N 1050N - 18mm -