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From coarse sanding through to high-gloss finish: Achieve the desired surface quality in virtually no time with “Speed Series” abrasives from Bosch

  • Coordinated system with grits from 40 to 1500
  • Designed for sanding coatings and composites
  • Long lifetime due to minimized clogging of the abrasive
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  • March 15, 2012
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The motto of the abrasives in the D480 “Speed Series” from Bosch is “Faster from start to perfect finish”. They have been specially developed for professional sanding of coatings and composites, covering the entire application range from removing paint and varnish, to intermediate and filler sanding, through to high-gloss finish.

Very good results and fast work progress
The D480 abrasives system includes grits from 40 to 1500. It is designed to quickly achieve very good surface quality. For this reason, each grit is designed to work in combination with all remainder grit sizes from the same series: the special abrasive grain mixture with self-sharpening ce­ramic grit ensures a high material removal rate when coarse sanding, whereas the remarkably even distribution of the grains on the abrasive leads to a very homogeneous sanding pattern when intermediate and fine sanding. This makes time-consuming re-work redundant.

A special stearate coating ensures a long lifetime of the abrasives. It pre­vents the sanding paper from becoming quickly clogged with the removed material. The abrasives are available in the standard sizes for random orbit and orbital sanders, regardless of the brand. Bosch offers various different models including, for example, the GEX 125-150 AVE Professional random orbit sander. It is the first random orbit sander on the market with an ef­fective damping system thanks to the drive unit and the outer housing shell being decoupled from each other. As a result, the vibration is not trans­ferred to the user but rather absorbed, similar to the effect of a shock ab­sorber. The result is a vibration emission value of maximum 2.5 m/s2. This means that professional tradesmen can carry out everyday sanding work with the GEX 125-150 AVE Professional without any time limit.

New abrasives range
This year, Bosch will widely implement and launch its abrasives range for professionals. Together with the D480 “Speed Series”, over 15 additional series are being introduced to the market. The new abrasives range covers the entire spectrum from hand sanding, to sanding with power tools, through to use with stationary tools for different materials. For the deve­lopment of its abrasive ranges, Bosch leveraged 135 years experience of sia Abrasives, a worldwide leading manufacturer which has been acquired by Bosch.

The new abrasives range including the D480 “Speed Series” will be available at specialist retail outlets from July 2012 onwards.

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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