What Are Cams and Crankshafts?

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Cams are rotating pieces in a mechanical linkage used in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice-versa, while crankshafts are the parts of an engine that translate reciprocating linear piston motion into rotations. The two are usually part of a rotating wheel and are used to generate impulses as they rotate.
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