eccentric cam

eccentric cam
A cam whose center is different from the center of the shaft on which it is mounted.

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  • eccentric — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unconventional and slightly strange. 2) technical not placed centrally or not having its axis placed centrally. 3) technical (of an orbit) not circular, especially to a marked degree. ► NOUN 1) an eccentric person. 2) a cam or… …   English terms dictionary

  • cam — [kam] n. [Du cam, orig., COMB1] a moving piece of machinery, as a wheel or projection on a wheel, that gives an eccentric rotation or a reciprocating motion to another wheel, a roller, a shaft, etc., or that receives such motion from it …   English World dictionary

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  • Cam — A cam is a projecting part of a rotating wheel or shaft that strikes a lever at one or more points on its circular path. The cam can be a simple tooth, as is used to deliver pulses of power to a steam hammer, for example, or an eccentric disc or… …   Wikipedia

  • eccentric — [1] Two circles, one within the other, neither sharing the same center, i.e., they are off center. [2] A protrusion on a shaft that rubs against or is connected to another part, such as a cam on a camshaft. [3] A part transmitting an eccentric… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • eccentric — adj. & n. adj. 1 odd or capricious in behaviour or appearance; whimsical. 2 a not placed, not having its axis etc. placed centrally. b (often foll. by to) (of a circle) not concentric (to another). c (of an orbit) not circular. n. 1 an eccentric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eccentric — [ɪk sɛntrɪk, ɛk ] adjective 1》 unconventional and slightly strange. 2》 technical not placed centrally or not having its axis placed centrally.     ↘(of an orbit) not circular, especially to a marked degree. noun 1》 an eccentric person. 2》 a cam… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cam — I. noun Etymology: perhaps from French came, from German Kamm, literally, comb, from Old High German kamb Date: 1777 a rotating or sliding piece (as an eccentric wheel or a cylinder with an irregular shape) in a mechanical linkage used especially …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cam — I. /kæm / (say kam) noun a device for converting regular rotary or straight line motion into irregular rotary or reciprocating motion, etc., commonly consisting of an oval or heart shaped, or other specially shaped flat piece, an eccentric wheel… …  

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