drum brake


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drum brake

[′drəm ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake in which two curved shoes fitted with heat- and wear-resistant linings are forced against the surface of a rotating drum.
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AUTOMOTIVE Products has shaken up the top table of its European and north American clutch and drum brakes division to take account of the car industry's increasingly multi-national approach.
The contract is for the supply of a complete, brand new inertial position to study hydraulic drum brakes and disc different vehicles, hereinafter position to research.
Low-priced drum brakes, built-in control elements and activation via the ESC represent a happy mixture of low weight, high efficiency and low overall costs, making them ideal for light, compact cars , says Bernhard Schmittner, head of core development foundation brakes / EPB for Continental s Chassis & Safety Division.
The business, which has annual sales of approximately $1 billion, manufactures and markets disc brake pads, drum brake linings and other brake products for both original equipment manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket.
The brakes division of Rassini is a technology leader in North America, known for designing and manufacturing disc and drum brake systems that are used on light vehicles, high performance sports cars as well as in light trucks, SUVs and CUVs.
The company's capabilities include mixing and molding highly differentiated disc brake pads and drum brake shoes, and precision machining and aluminum die casting.
AlliedSignal Friction Materials is a major global supplier of disc brake pads, drum brake linings and other brake-related products, primarily for automotive original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers around the world.
However, OEMs are hopeful that the popularity and lower cost of drum brakes will help them beat back the competition from ADB vendors, while the creation of standard and premium product lines will ease the pricing pressures somewhat.
It features a kickstart, an analogue speedometer, spoke wheels and drum brakes.
RAY: Back in the old days, like, 1970s and earlier, almost all cars used drum brakes.