Learn about new technologies! # The displacement of the reciprocating roller follower, when it has contact with the straight flanks of the tangent cam, is given by (where r₁ = Minimum radius of the cam, r₂ = Radius of the roller follower, and θ = Angle turned by the cam from the beginning of the follower displacement)

(r₁ - r₂) (1 - cosθ)

(r₁ + r₂) (1 + cosθ)

(r₁ - r₂) [(1 - cosθ)/cos θ]

(r₁ + r₂) [(1 - cosθ)/cos θ]