Recently, we've received reports that some Stryker brake drums
are having to be replaced because of stripped jack bolt holes.
"But if I make a brake drum
that's going to last four times longer and give you fuel savings, there's a strong business case for doing that."
Since then, Miller has adapted the technology to do finishing work on brake rotors as well as brake drums
At the OEM Trailer Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc., a new 100,000-square-foot facility in Tell City, IN, brake drums
and hubs are manufactured for heavy-duty trailers.
Their design gave the brake lining and shoe a smaller radius than the brake drum
; reduced friction by using ball bearings in place of pin rollers; used a new spring and brake shoe configuration, and adapted the cam for less torque.
This necessitated the relocation of its brake drum
manufacturing area to a new building added onto the main factory.
Developers are showcasing an aluminum brake drum
for trucks that weighs nearly half as much as its cast-iron equivalent.
From here, pallets of the 150-lb brake drum
castings and 60-lb hub castings are shuttled to two lines of Doosan twin-spindle vertical turning machines.
Mr Parker, 50, was driving along a motorway when a front wheel and brake drum
Dealers are offering the check on brakes, tyres, coolant, battery and wipers with a rear brake drum
check for an extra pounds 9.99.
Scrounge a brake drum
and axle shaft from a large car.
The company also announced that its Flexomax couplings are now available with brake drum
and disc brake arrangements for connecting two shafts.