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Now even more powerful: Ixo cordless screwdriver from Bosch delivers 30 percent more power

  • Small but powerful tool for DIY men and women
  • Higher torque and speed for improved screwdriving performance
  • Ready to use at any time thanks to lithium-ion battery with 3.6 volts
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  • March 15, 2012
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The Ixo from Bosch is known for being a small, lightweight, handy trendset­ter. Now you can drive screws even more powerfully and faster with this handy tool. Equipped with a new motor, new electronics and a new battery cell, the Ixo delivers 30 percent more torque. It has a speed of 215 instead of the previous 180 revolutions per minute. This makes it really easy to tighten or loosen screws up to five millimeters in diameter. Since its mar­ket launch, the smallest screwdriver in the DIY range has not only sold about eleven million units, it has also continuously improved: its battery capacity has increased, it has expanded into a system with angle screw adapter, off-set angle adapter and torque setting adapter, and it has caused quite a sensation with its special editions such as the Ixo Vino or the Ixo Swarovski.

Continuously high power thanks to lithium-ion battery
The tool is powered by a 3.6 volt lithium-ion battery, which now has 1.5 in­stead of 1.3 ampere hours capacity. This enables over 80 screws to be dri­ven per battery charge. Moreover, the Ixo is always ready to use thanks to lithium-ion technology because it has no self-discharge or memory effect. Interim charging is also possible. A charge level indicator shows the cur­rent battery status.

Integrated work light and comfortable handling
The “PowerLight”, an LED in the screwdriver head, reliably lights up dark areas during use. A softgrip surface ensures secure handling and comfortable operation of the cordless screwdriver. The Ixo is ideal for flat-pack furniture, small repairs, modelmaking and hobby work. At 300 grams, it is a lightweight tool that also excels due to its compact design and good ergonomics. These features make this cordless screwdriver comfortable to handle.

The new Ixo will be available at retail outlets from May 2012 onwards in the following sets:
· as a “Premium” version with charger, ten screwdriver bits, angle screw adapter and off-set angle adapter for 69.99 euros,
· as a “Medium” version without off-set angle adapter for 59.99 euros,
· as a “Basic” version without adapters for 49.99 euros.
All of the sets are packaged in an attractive metal box.

 Specifications Ixo (4th Generation “Upgrade”)
 Battery voltage/capacity 3.6 V lithium-ion/1.5 Ah
 No-load speed 215 rpm
 Max. torque 4.5 Nm
 Max. screw diameter 5 mm
 Charge time 5 h
 Weight 0.3 kg

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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