Drum Brakes

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Item no.: RP-BG-1818 15-piece Brake Maintenance and Assembly Tool Set
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Item no.: RP-BG-1833 6-piece Allround Brake Drum Tool Kit
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Item no.: RP-BG-8642 Spring Plates Pliers for Drum Brake
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Item no.: RP-BG-1817 Brake Spring Pliers with Claw, 330 mm
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Item no.: RP-BG-1157 Honing/Cleaning Tool, 3-arm, Ø 58 - 168 mm, 100 mm Heads
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Item no.: RP-BG-1831 Brake Cable Spring Pliers, 215 mm
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Item no.: RP-BG-1939 Brake Drum Gauge, 160-360 mm
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Item no.: RP-BG-8308 Extraction Tool for Brake Shoe Spring
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Item no.: RP-BG-1818-1 3/8" Internal Hexagon Joint Socket, 7 mm
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Item no.: RP-BG-1135 Brake Spring Assembly Tool Aluminium Handle
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Item no.: RP-BG-1258 3 Spare Grinding Heads for Art. 1155, 75 mm Heads, Grain #280
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Item no.: RP-BG-1147 3 Spare Grinding Heads for Art. 1157, 100 mm Heads, Grain #180
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Item no.: RP-BG-1155 Honing/Cleaning Tool, 2-arm, Ø 38 - 60 mm, 30 mm Heads
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Item no.: RP-BG-1791 Brake Spring Installer for Mercedes Parking Brake
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Item no.: RP-BG-1146 3 Spare Grinding Heads for Art. 1156, 50 mm Heads, Grain # 220
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Item no.: RP-BG-1145 2 Spare Grinding Heads for Art. 1155, 30 mm Heads, Grain # 220
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Drum brakes

In the automotive sector, there are two main types of brakes: the drum brake and the disc brake, the drum brake being more common on older vehicles and trailers and on modern vehicles in general was replaced by the disc brake. Even with heavy commercial vehicles, the drum brake is still used, but is generally increasingly replaced by disc brakes.

The invention of the drum brake

Drum brakes and disc brakes were invented around the same time, at the end of the 19th century.

The principle of the drum brake

In the case of a drum brake, the brake pads, as the name implies, press against a drum and not against a disc, as with the disc brake. The brake drum has a cylindrical shape and is firmly connected to the wheel so that it rotates while spinning the wheel. During braking, the pressure of the brake pads (in the vehicle area) is exerted on the inside of the drum. This is done via the so-called brake shoes on which the brake pads are applied.

The brake shoes are located inside the brake drum and are pressed apart during braking, usually by the hydraulic pressure, by means of a piston and against the brake drum.

Advantages of the drum brake

Above all, the advantages of a drum brake over a disc brake are that less pressure is required during braking to achieve the same braking performance. In addition, due to the inner surface of the drum brake less dirt particles and dust on the brake shoes, which is why the drum brake in off-road vehicles and construction vehicles is still used. Another advantage of the drum brake is its longevity. The drum brake is also cheaper to manufacture.

However there are also disadvantages of drum brakes. A drum brake dissipates heat worse than a disc brake. In addition, a drum brake is usually heavier and the maintenance is more time-consuming, as in an inspection and cleaning always the entire drum must be removed.

Drum brakes are available in different variants, such as simplex drum brake, duplex drum brake, duo-duplex drum brake, servo brake and duo servo brake. In the servo drum brakes, the braking force is amplified by a pressure pin. The duo drum brakes have two wheel cylinders.

Drum Brake Tool for RP-TOOLS

In our shop we offer you various tools for drum brakes and disc brakes as well as for the brake systems. We also have equipment for brake bleeding, brake fluid testing, flaring, play testing, brake testing and wheel alignment.