Synthesis of Contact Surfaces of Spherical Cam-Oscillating Roller-Follower Mechanisms: A General Approach

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M. A. González-Palacios, J. Angeles

McGill Research Centre for Intelligent Machines & Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 817 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6

J. Mech. Des 116(1), 315-319 (Mar 01, 1994) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919365 History: Received July 01, 1991; Online June 02, 2008


A novel method of synthesis of the surface geometry of spherical cam-oscillating roll-follower mechanisms is introduced. The approach aims at zeroing the sliding velocity between the cam and the roller, their respective geometries being thus obtained as conical surfaces. The pressure angle is analyzed in detail. Specific results are presented for the application of this synthesis technique to indexing cam mechanisms.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Rollers
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