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Bosch Introduces First On Car Brake Lathe at AAPEX 2013

- Eliminates need for run-out compensation, providing 100 percent parallel place between brake pads and rotors

- Bosch’s first On Car Lathe features compact design for tight applications

- First available in a full line of Bosch brake lathes, including On Car and bench lathes

LAS VEGAS, NV – Expanding its line of wheel service products, Bosch announced its first caliper-mounted On Car Brake Lathe (OCL) at the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. Featuring a compact design to fit in tight wheel wells, the OCL quickly turns and resurfaces rotors without disassembling or removing components of a vehicle’s braking system and with no run-out compensation needed.

“The benefits of a caliper-mounted OCL are multi-faceted, including faster service, elimination of run-out and a better result in braking performance post-service for the customer,” said Roberto Rossi, Bosch Sale Director, Workshop Technical Equipment. “The sheer convenience coupled with the Bosch name makes this the ideal OCL for shops looking to increase profitability and efficiency.”

In addition to efficiency and compact design, Bosch’s OCL 2002 includes:

- Standard adapters to fit most vehicles, eliminating the need for additional investment in vehicle-specific adapters
- Two-speed lathe setting for initial and smoothing grinds
- Bi-directional lathe feed, eliminating the need to “flip” the lathe

Compared to hub-mounted on car lathes, Bosch’s caliper-mounted unit eliminates run-out, rotor thickness variation and roughness issues often experienced with other lathes.

“We wanted our first OCL on market to address all technician concerns and improve upon what’s available,” added Rossi.

More information on Bosch wheel and tire service products can be found at

About Bosch:
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some $6.1 billion for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Further information is available at and

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit, and

Car Brake APPEX 2013 - November 2013


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