Observe the parts of a drum brake through a drum brake diagram that we have in this page. We have five different diagrams for you to choose based on your type of drum brake. Check out the first diagram in the following image, click to download or print.
A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating cylinder-shaped part called a brake drum. The term drum brake usually means a brake in which shoes press on the inner surface of the drum. When shoes press on the outside of the drum, it is usually called a clasp brake. You can study more on the following drum brake diagrams.
Drum brake components include the backing plate, brake drum, shoe, wheel cylinder, and various springs and pins. The backing plate provides a base for the other components. The brake drum is generally made of a special type of cast iron that is heat-conductive and wear-resistant. It rotates with the wheel and axle.
The brake drum is fixed to the wheel and turns with it. Use these diagrams to study the drum brake and make sure to get more and more printable educational diagrams by frequently visiting our site!