brake drum


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brake drum

[′brāk ‚drəm]
(mechanical engineering)
A rotating cylinder attached to a rotating part of machinery, which the brake band or brake shoe presses against.
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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."
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 fell off.
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.