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A train brake that operates on all cars but is controlled from a single point.

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BRAKE

An appliance used to stop rotation of unit's shaft or unit movement .

ROLLING HITCH

A hitch that will slip easily in only one direction and can be used as a brake on the fall of a halyard.

RENDER CABLE

To apply the brake lightly so that when weight comes on the cable it will run out slowly.

ANGLE OF WRAP

On a band brake mechanism, the distance, expressed in degrees, that the brake band wraps around the brake flange.

BAND BRAKE

A brake in which the frictional force is applied by increasing the tension in a flexible band to tighten it around the drum.

BENDING BRAKE

A press brake for bending iron making sharply angular linear bends in sheet metal.

BLOCK BRAKE

A brake which consists of a block or shoe of wood bearing upon an iron or steel wheel.

BRAKE DRUM

A rotating cylinder attached to a rotating part of machinery, which the brake band or brake shoe presses against.

BOOSTER BRAKE

An auxiliary air chamber, operated from the intake manifold vacuum, and connected to the regular brake pedal, so that less pedal pressure is required for braking.

BRAKE LINING

A covering, riveted or molded to the brake shoe or brake band, which presses against the rotating brake drum; made of either fabric or molded asbestos material.
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