Bicylindroconical drum

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A winding drum with a cylindrical middle portion and two conical outer portions; used sometimes where the weight of the winding rope is large compared with the coal or mineral load. The heavily loaded upgoing rope winds on the small diameter, while the downgoing rope winds off the large diameter. The effect is to compensate for the heavy torques due to rope unbalance and acceleration. See also: cylindroconical drum; winding drum. Nelson

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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