Cam followers, otherwise known as track followers, are essential components in many industrial operations. Essentially, a cam follower is a roller or needle type bearing that is designed to follow a cam profile. The configuration of cam followers can vary from application to application. One way to classify cam followers is based on how they get mounted to their mating part. For example, stud style cam followers use a stud while the yoke style has a hole through the middle. Cam followers can handle intermittent shock and heavy loads. They may also be designed with a soft core that allows for extreme shock loads without being fractured. At BSC, we stock a large variety of cam and roller followers from global brands such as INA, NTN, McGill and RBC. Get in contact with your local BSC branch for advice on cam and roller followers best suited to your job.