This paper presents design solutions for cam type transfer unit in which feeding, lifting, and clamping motions are generated by cams. In order to achieve faster transfer motion, each designed cam must satisfy the given specifications such as velocity, acceleration, jerk, pressure angle, cam thickness, and torque. To reduce absolute torque magnitude and torque variation, a conjugate cam and a torque reduction cam are used respectively. The conjugate cam eliminates the redundant pre-load by using complementary cam to avoid jumping between a cam and a follower. The torque reduction cam reduces the torque variation by applying opposite torque to a cam shaft. The experimental result shows the reductions of the absolute torque value and torque variation. The improvement of working speed and life span of cam type transfer unit can be expected.