In this paper, a polydyne cam with translated roller follower over a range of speeds are analyzed. There is a clearance between the follower and the guide. The dynamic simulation is investigated taking into account the impact and the friction. The simulation has been done by using Solidworks program. The effect of follower guides’ clearances on roller follower non-periodicity is considered based on Lyapunov exponent technique. Rosenstein method is used to calculate largest Lyapunov exponent for different angular velocities of the cam. The experimental setup has been implemented by using OPTOTRAK/3020 through a 3-D infrared markers to track follower motion. The power spectrum analysis of Fast Fourier Transform and phase plane contour are examined roller follower non-periodicity.

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