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2-in-1 instrument for fast and precise alignment: GCL 25 Professional combination laser from Bosch is a point and line laser in one

  • Simultaneously projects five laser points and two laser cross lines
  • Covers all necessary preparation tasks for fitting and installation
  • Displays laser points up to 30 meters, laser lines up to ten meters
  • Self-leveling and easy to operate
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  • March 15, 2012
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With the GCL 25 Professional, Bosch is launching a measuring instrument onto the market that combines the advantages of the point laser and line laser in one instrument: this combination laser simultaneously projects five laser points onto floor, ceiling and walls and two crossed lines onto the wall in front of it. These can be used to easily, quickly and precisely align fittings and installations.

Broad application range in different trades
The GCL 25 Professional has a wide range of applications: not only electri­cians but also plumbers, joiners or drywallers requiring right angles to be able to lay cables and pipes, position fittings or line up stud walls. Trans­ferring plumb points is also one of its applications, for example to transfer a lighting grid from the floor to the ceiling or to position a suspended cabi­net over the center of a counter. Where you previously needed two instru­ments, you now only need the combination laser. It also enables you to transfer plumb points and simultaneously mark installation lines on walls in only one operation. Even inclines can be projected, which makes it easier for staircase builders, for example to align handrail.

Operation of the combination laser is self-explanatory. There are only two buttons: one for switching on and off, the other for switching the laser points and the individual laser lines on and off. The laser points are clearly visible indoors and outdoors up to 30 meters, the crossed laser lines up to ten meters. Once the tool has been switched on, it levels itself in less than four seconds. If automatic leveling is not possible, for example because the surface supporting the measuring instrument deviates from the horizontal by more than four degrees, the combination laser will use a flashing light to warn you. This “Out-of-level” function ensures error-free alignment. The typical leveling accuracy is 0.3 millimeters per meter. When the instrument is switched off, the pendulum is locked and protected during transport.

With dimensions of about 15 x 6 x 12 centimeters and a weight of only 600 grams, the GCL 25 Professional combination laser is very compact and lightweight. Its housing is ergonomically shaped, robust, and dust and splash-protected to IP54. An LED display informs about the charging state of the batteries. Moreover, threads for 1/4" camera tripods and 5/8" buil­ding tripods are integrated into the base of the instrument.

The GCL 25 Professional combination laser will be available at traditional trade outlets from September 2012 onwards in the following versions:
· in the L-Boxx with batteries, target plate and protective pouch plus BM 1 Professional universal mount at the recommended retail price of 339 euros,
· in a carton with L-Boxx inlay with the same scope of delivery without universal mount, but with Bosch BS 150 Professional tripod, for 309 euros,
· in a carton with L-Boxx inlay with the same scope of delivery without universal mount and tripod for 289 euros.
All prices are excluding VAT.

 Specifications GCL 25 Professional
 Working range of laser points 30 m for forward, right and left points
 10 m for upward plumb point
 5 m for downward plumb point
 Working range of laser lines 10 m
 Leveling accuracy 0.3 mm/m, plumb points 0.5 mm/m
 Self-leveling range ± 4°
 Typical leveling time < 4 s
 Dust and splash protection IP54
 Energy supply / Operating time 4 x AA LR06 1.5 V / approx. 15 h
 (2 lines + 5 points)
 Dimensions (L x H x W) 155 x 118 x 56 mm
 Weight including batteries 600 g

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.

PI7669 - March 15, 2012

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