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SACRIFICIAL TAB FOR BRAKE ROTOR COVERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250139D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-05
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SACRIFICIAL TAB FOR BRAKE ROTOR COVERS

Brake rotor covers are an inexpensive way of protecting the rotors. This helps in removal of some

protective coatings on the rotors. Also it helps in preventing lot rot of the rotors. Depending on production

variation and market condition, there is a possibility of cars sitting on the lot. The rotor covers help in

keeping the rotors and brake system rust free. The protection is also needed for a longer duration on ships

and for railroads and other modes of transportation. The cars are sometimes sitting at the docks as well.

Finally, there is a delay of selling cars at the dealership. The rotor covers are released in a way that the

dealerships remove them before delivering them to the customers. The main issue with a rotor cover has

been assembly at the plants. In the fast paced production environment of the plants, the operators like to

be able to just push on the covers. They do not have the time to finesse the covers on to the brake calipers.

Unfortunately, the legacy dust shields were designed without considering the ease of putting in

the covers. As a result, the dust shields were almost the same size as the rotors. This makes the

installation difficult to be push on. This results in a finesse operation at the plant. As the rotor cover is a

blind operation, there is no convenient way of installing the covers.

In the following picture, the rotor covers were redesigned to accommodate for the carry over dust shields.

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