Cam Followers

Rigid and accurate follower bearings for cam mechanisms

IKO designs and manufactures a broad selection of cam followers to meet the diverse needs of applications including machine tools, industrial robots, electronic parts production and office automation equipment. A cam follower is a bearing that incorporates needle style rollers between a stud and a thick outer ring.

  • Small coefficient of friction.
  • Excellent rotational performance designed for outer ring revolution.
  • High load capacity by design—radial gap is smaller than within the general needle roller bearings, alleviating impact load and increasing lifetime.
  • Easy attachment with either hexagon sockets or screw driver slots.
  • Multiple shapes and styles are available to fit a variety of applications.  Followers are available with a cage or full complement design, shield or sealed versions, and either spherical or cylindrical outer rings.
  • Sizes, materials and design options abound; ranging from miniature and standard models to eccentric styles and those with thrust disks. Stainless steel versions resist corrosion and are suitable for clean room applications.

 


Standard cam followers are the basic style and suit a wide range of applications.

  • Easy lubrication with oil supplied from the stud head with a hexagon socket design.
  • Stud diameters range from 3 to 30 mm.

Solid eccentric stud cam followers feature a stud designed with eccentricity, so that alignment is achieved when it is rotated. Easily adjustable for uniform load distribution on the outer ring.

  • Easy adjustability for uniform load distribution on the outer ring.
  • Easy lubrication with oil supplied from the stud head with a hexagon socket design.
  • Stud diameters range from 6 to 18 mm.

Eccentric cam followers feature an eccentric collar fixed to the stud, enabling easy positioning in the radial direction against the opposing track surface.

  • Eccentricity ranges from 0.4 to 1.5 mm.
  • Easy lubrication with oil supplied from the stud head with a hexagon socket design.
  • Stud diameters range from 6 to 30 mm.

Thrust disk cam followers feature synthetic resin thrust washers with exceptional wear and heat resistance.

  • Durable thrust washers are built into sliding contact areas of the outer ring, stud head and slide plate to handle axial loads.
  • Prevents wear and friction of sliding surfaces.
  • Easy lubrication with oil supplied from the stud head with a hexagon socket design.
  • Stud diameters range from 3 to 20 mm.

Centralized lubrication cam followers

Centralized lubrication cam followers feature one or two pipe-threaded holes in the stud. They are designed for applications where centralized oil supply piping is required.

  • Stud diameters range from 6 to 30 mm
  • Available with crowned or cylindrical outer ring
  • Bearing are prepared with seals

Easy mounting cam followers feature stepped processing on the stud. Stepped areas are secured from the top with a set screw for easy attachment.

  • Ideal for specific applications such as pallet changers.
  • Easy lubrication with oil supplied from the stud head with a hexagon socket design.
  • Stud diameters range from 6 to 20 mm.

C-Lube cam followers include a thermoset solid lubricant prepacked into the bearing space for long lasting, maintenance free operation.

  • Continuous lubrication occurs as bearings rotate, enabling uninterrupted smooth motion on track surfaces.
  • Stud diameters range from 5 to 20 mm.

Miniature cam followers incorporate extremely fine needle style rollers between the outer ring and stud.

  • Compact design features a small outer ring diameter relative to stud diameter.
  • Applications include electronic parts machinery, office automation equipment and small indexing devices.
  • Stud diameters range from 2 to 6 mm.

Miniature cam followers with thrust washers feature synthetic resin washers that handle axial loads generated by installation errors.

  • Prevents wear and friction on sliding surfaces.
  • Exceptional resistance to heat and abrasion.
  • Stud diameters range from 1.4 to 6 mm.

Inch series cam followers are available in two styles, all-purpose and heavy duty.

  • Heavy duty design features large load ratings and a black oxide film treatment.
  • Stud diameters range from 3/16 to 2 in. (4.826 to 50.800 mm).
  • Outer ring diameters range from 1/2 to 4 in. (12.700 to 101.600 mm).

Heavy Duty Cam Followers

Heavy duty cam followers are full complement roller bearings designed with a double row of cylindrical rollers built into the outer ring.

  • Handles large radial loads along with typical axial loads.
  • Easy lubrication with oil supplied from the stud head with a hexagon socket design.
  • Stud diameters range from 10 to 30 mm.

C-Lube units for cam followers are optional lubricating devices that may be attached to any cam follower style.

  • Supplies high-quality lubricating oil to outside diameter of cam follower outer ring and track surface.
  • Long lasting, maintenance free operation.