Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Machining Heavy Duty Brake Linings On The Vehicle
Machining heavy duty brake shoes on the vehicle is accomplished with this special tool that we use for brake problems.
On this application we are using up some oversize linings to fit a standard sized brake drum. A lot of times this machine is used on front brakes when glazing, brake pull and squeal conditions
The brake drum is measured to adjust the cutting arm to the same dimension as the drum. The brake linings are adjusted manually to extend the linings out to meet the cutting bit. The machining continues until a complete and even cut has been made on the surfaces of both linings.
The brake lining machining tool slides over the adapters on the spindle. Then the lathe is slid over the adapters and secured with a fastening collar.
The motor is connected to the back end to drive the lathe which runs on a threaded shaft causing it to feed inward, slowly machining both brake shoes in a rotational manner.
This tool is invaluable for touching up problematic brakes. The drums can be turned if necessary and you are guaranteed 100% contact.