Unwanted vibration in cam-follower systems causes increased forces, noise, wear, and operating costs. This paper investigates the use of input shaping on cam profiles to reduce vibration. Input shaping is a real-time command modification algorithm developed for computer-controlled machines. In order to apply the concept to cam design, some modifications to the algorithm must be made. To test the validity of high-speed input-shaped cam profiles, an experimental apparatus was constructed with variable operating speeds and follower dynamics. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed solution.

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