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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He said the pressure plate helped the New IRA get round the difficulty in fixing bombs with magnets due to the amount of plastic in modern cars.
Pressure plate along with another friction pad of clutch disc forms second friction pair.
24"W) were obtained by the authors in the laboratory, using pressure plate, centrifuge and filter paper (Fredlund & Rahardjo, 1993; Fredlund, 1997; Rahardjo & Leong, 1997; Bulut & Leong, 2008; Murray & Sivakumar, 2010, Fredlund et al.
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.
With the equipment capability that Olaf had at the time, he would not have had the ability to detect a low metal content pressure plate," Col Seddon told the hearing.
An integrated "E" seal in the pressure plate is designed to reduce clearance, offset axial loading and balance itself as pressures increase.
Of the components he has made, Nachtmann says, the pressure plate cover was the toughest.
Mechanics, the lower pressure plate and the main rotor shall nut on a Black Hawk's main rotor head are bolted together.
It is connected by a linkage to a pressure plate in the backrest of the seat.
In common with all Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger plates, the Gemini M units are assembled in plate packs between a fixed frame plate and a movable pressure plate and the whole assembly is then tightened to ensure a leak free construction.
It remains in its retracted position by means of a springy pressure plate until the next adjustment.