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drum brake
drum brake system

drum brake

n.
A brake in which the friction is caused by a set of shoes that press against the inner surface of a rotating drum.

drum brake

n
(Automotive Engineering) a type of brake used on the wheels of vehicles, consisting of two pivoted shoes that rub against the inside walls of the brake drum when the brake is applied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drum brake - hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoedrum brake - hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
brake drum, drum - a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
brake shoe, skid, shoe - a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
hydraulic brake, hydraulic brakes - brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder; brake fluid then applies great force to the brake pads or shoes
Translations

drum brake

n (Aut) → freno a tamburo
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In either case, the friction surfaces of the pads on a disk brake system, or the shoes on a drum brake convert the forward motion of the vehicle into heat.
The KTR-STOP TBT drum brake is available in seven sizes.
Where applicable, however, the disc brake has significant advantages over the drum brake, including greater safety and reliability, and is easier to maintain, with fewer parts and a semi-automatic adjustment mechanism that requires the operator to turn just one screw.
SureStop Drum Brake affords EMH Wire Rope Hoist users an optional failsafe safety device that stops loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits.
I'd had my suspicions about the brakes when I spotted a single disc on the front and a drum brake on the rear.
The model also boasts a number of safety features including large front disc brake, cylinder rear drum brake (auto slack adjuster) and anti-lock brake system.
The car has a disc brake in the front part and a drum brake in the rear part of its body.
However, the larger and heavier the vehicle, the larger and heavier the drum brake unit must be to dissipate the enormous heat generated in stopping a large vehicle.
It may not follow the original TR6C implicitly ( the exhaust was on the other side and a drum brake graced the front end ( but that will only bother the purists out there.
Other features include a flexible carbon-fiber composite chassis with a low center of gravity (which provides more stability than other inline skates), a hand-operated hydraulic drum brake in the rear wheel of each skate (which allows the user to control speed as well as stop) and a clamshell shoe binding system that fits over the user's shoe, making TrailSkate[TM] a one-size-fits-all skate.
Asbestos-free rear drum brake materials are still not available for most automotive applications.