- The camshaft is a mechanical component of an internal combustion engine. It opens and closes the inlet and exhaust valves of the engine at the right time, with the exact stroke and in a precisely defined sequence. The camshaft is driven by the crankshaft by way of gearwheels, a toothed belt or a timing chain.
- The camshaft makes up an integral part of a vehicle. Three main parts make up a camshaft: the main journals, the lobes and the ends. Cam bearings are another important part of a camshaft. A valuable part of the engine, a camshaft helps the engine rotate.