pressure plate


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pressure plate

[′presh·ər ‚plāt]
(mechanical engineering)
The part of an automobile disk clutch that presses against the flywheel.

pressure plate

pressure plate
A typical disc brake system.
A component of an aircraft disc brake system. It is a strong, heavy plate used in multiple-disc brakes that receives the force from the brake cylinders and changes it into a squeezing action on the brake discs to produce friction. This results in the application of brakes.
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"The device contained a substantial amount of high explosives and was designed to detonate via a pressure plate under the wheel."
Pressure plate along with another friction pad of clutch disc forms second friction pair.
Nick was investigating a tree line and stepped on a pressure plate when he was 22.
Soil samples are often found not to attain thermodynamic equilibrium in pressure plate extractors (Gee et al.
But on the last day before he was due to fly home to see his family, he triggered a pressure plate which had recently been developed by the Taliban.
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To mitigate these issues, the Model WTSU features an innovative design that includes round coils, a cruciform, mitered core with heavy-duty clamping and a proprietary pressure plate design, as well as a premium no-load tap changer.
* A pressure plate connection that accepts 8 to 14 AWG stranded wires or 10 to 14 AWG solid wires.
Also featured is an integrated, balanced bronze pressure plate for improved wear surface and strength.
Teflon(ferrule) is the only additional wetted material because the mounting nut and pressure plate do not contact the fluid.