centrifugal brake


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centrifugal brake

[‚sen′trif·i·gəl ′brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A safety device on a hoist drum that applies the brake if the drum speed is greater than a set limit.
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The winner of this pounds 136 prize package can choose the Solara's left or right-hand wind in a fine reel with cut brass gears, aluminium spool and centrifugal brake system.
A level-wind mechanism and centrifugal brake system are incorporated in a tough but lightweight graphite frame and spool with a silky, super-fast retrieve ratio of 5.