BTS drum for rear drive, trailer axle uses
Jan 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The BTS self-cleaning drum from Webb Wheel Products now comes in 16½" × 7", 16½" × 8", and 16½" × 8.62" drum sizes for rear drive and trailer axle applications.
Webb's BTS drum effectively reduces heat and debris accumulation that negatively affects the brakes on heavy-duty vehicles. This is especially important in extreme conditions, and the company is conducting field tests in severe environments to support its developmental objectives for the product. The BTS drum was developed by the company, in part, to answer The Maintenance Council's Tomorrow's Truck Program task force recommendation for a self-cleaning drum.
The BTS drum optimizes performance of Lynnfin brake turbines for a cleaner system to improve brake life and performance. Heat and debris ruin brakes. Brake turbines remove both from brakes by forcing air between the drum and friction material. In addition to the cooling process of the brake turbines, the ribbed exterior of the drum provides more surface area to improve heat dissipation, and the specially engineered vents allow for the removal of debris, heat, and dust. Reduction in noise levels from brakes is an added benefit for the fleets that use this product. For more information, contact Webb, 2310 Industrial Dr SW, Cullman AL 35055.
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