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Reference book, instruction manual, translation aid Bosch Power Tools publishes new “Handbook for Trade and Industry”

  • Tool knowledge on 1,360 pages and in 1,300 illustrations
  • Theoretical foundations, technology and practical applications
  • Focus is on power tools and accessories
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  • February 01, 2012
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The “Handbook for Trade and Industry” was recently released in its significantly extended seventh edition. Published by Bosch and written by Holger H. Schweizer, this work is a helpful reference book for all readers with a technical interest. It is comprised of 1,360 pages, 1,300 illustrations and is divided into six chapters.

With a total length of 570 pages, the “Hand-held machine tools” and “Practical applications” chapters represent the main focus of the handbook. These chapters provide detailed and practical explanations of power tools and accessories for drilling, chiseling, sawing, routing, planing, sanding, grinding, cutting, wood turning, shearing, nibbling, and benchtop power tools. Selection diagrams serve as a guide to correct tool use. Here, the handbook is also an encyclopedia of power tools.

In the “Practical applications” chapter, the reader will find application examples on subjects such as practical measuring technology, screwdriving technology, tapping, gluing technology, joining methods for metal, wood and bamboo, fixing technology for stone materials, and molding technology, casting and laminating technology with reaction resins, paint spraying, dust extraction technology and, last but not least, work safety. The practical topics are supplemented by many tried-and-tested tips, illustrations and clearly structured application tables.

The “Foundations” chapter contains an introduction to technical mathematics, unit tables, international conversion tables and chemical substance properties. The “Materials” chapter provides descriptions of more than 80 metals and metal alloys, 100 plastics, 300 types of wood, as well as stone materials and bamboo along with their characteristic properties.

The “Technology” chapter has been restructured. In this chapter, engineers and lay people with a technical interest will find information presented in an easy-to-understand way about strength calculation, electrical engineering, battery systems, electric machines, control technology, and industrial high-frequency technology, compressed-air technology and hydraulics. New additions to this chapter are the entries about laser technology and electronic measuring technology.

The “Construction technology” chapter uses practical illustrations to explain many mechanical construction elements, such as gearboxes and impact mechanisms, bearings, crank assemblies, safety clutches, clamping systems and lubricants. In the “Electrical installation technology” subchapter there is a unique table with the voltages, frequencies and plug types from 180 countries.

More than 1,000 technical terms are explained and listed in four languages in the “Handbook for Trade and Industry”. This book can therefore also be used as a translation aid. It is available at retail outlets under ISBN number 978-3-941863-14-9 for a price of 29.80 euros.

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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