Drum brake tools - for special repairs
The brakes of a vehicle are the life insurance of driver, passengers and surrounding road users. It goes without saying that they must therefore always be in good condition and regularly serviced. It is not for nothing that every car registered in Europe has two independent braking systems. If one of the two fails, the second can take over in an emergency. There are two main types of brakes: drum brakes and disc brakes.
Drum brakes are less common, but still in use
Classical drum brakes are used today more in older vehicles and trailers. In modern vehicles they have generally been replaced by the disc brake. The drum brake is also still used in heavy commercial vehicles, but here too it is generally being increasingly replaced by the disc brake. This means for workshops: Tools for drum brakes should always be available.
The functionalities of brakes differ
Drum brake and disc brake were invented at about the same time, at the end of the 19th century. The differences between the two lie mainly in their modes of operation. In a drum brake, as the name suggests, the brake pads press against a drum and not against a disc, as in a disc brake. The brake drum has a cylindrical shape and is firmly connected to the wheel, so that it rotates with the wheel when it is driven. When braking, the pressure of the brake pads (in the vehicle area) is applied to the drum from the inside. This takes place via the so-called brake shoes, to which the brake linings are applied.
Advantages of a drum brake
The brake shoes are located inside the brake drum and are pushed apart and against the brake drum by a piston during braking, usually by hydraulic pressure. The main advantage of a drum brake over a disc brake is that less pressure is required during braking to achieve the same braking performance. In addition, the internal location of the drum brake means that fewer dirt particles and dust get to the brake shoes, which is why the drum brake is still used in off-road and construction site vehicles. Further advantages of the drum brake are its long service life and price: it is cheaper to manufacture.
However, there are also disadvantages of a drum brake. It conducts heat less effectively than a disc brake. In addition, a drum brake is usually heavier and maintenance is more expensive, since the complete drum must always be removed for inspection and cleaning. Here too, suitable drum brake tools are not only helpful but necessary.
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Drum brakes are produced by car manufacturers in many different versions, for example as simplex drum brake, duplex drum brake, duo-duplex drum brake, servo brake and duo-servo brake. In servo drum brakes, the braking force is amplified by a pressure pin. Duo drum brakes have two wheel cylinders.
In our shop we offer you various tools for drum brakes and disc brakes, as well as for the brake system in general. In addition, we also carry devices for brake bleeding, brake fluid testers, flanging devices, joint play testers, brake test stands and wheel alignment devices. Furthermore, you will find workshop equipment, spare and wear parts or complete lifting systems in the online shop of RP-TOOLS. Please contact us for questions and comments.