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Technology

Technology(Mechanisms;Cam and follower)

QuestionAnswer
What is a cam? A mechanism used to change rotary motion into liner motion
What is a follower? A component designed to move up and down as it follows the edge of the cam
Where can cams be used? A pump
What is a ratchet and pawl? Ratchets are used to allow rotation in one direction only. The direction of the motion can be changed by rotating the pawl in a spanner
What is a crank and slider? A mechanism that allows rotary motion to be turned into reciprocating motion
Where can a crank and slider be seen? The piston of an engine
Name the cam profiles Pear,heart,circular and drop
How do you calculate the gear ratio? Driver over driven, times RPM
Created by: Chimozukee