Fully machined brake drum has advantages
Jun 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Consolidated Metco Inc (ConMet) is offering a new brake drum known as TruTurn. The drum's fully machined finishing process, both inside and out, creates improved dimensional consistency and a uniform wall thickness.
TruTurn's fully turned process gives it its strength because there's no need for weld-on weights or balance cuts that can weaken a standard drum. The result is a drum with less potential for cracking, lower per stop temperatures, and more uniform distribution of temperature and braking forces. TruTurn's uniform wall thickness also contributes to more consistent thermal expansion and, therefore, minimizes brake judder and vibration.
For complete details, contact ConMet, PO Box 83201, Portland OR 97283-0201.
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