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Now with deadman switch GGS 28 LP Professional straight grinder from Bosch for industrial use

  • With powerful 500-watt motor for demanding applications
  • Long grinding spindle makes it easy to work in hard-to-reach areas
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  • April 16, 2012
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With the GGS 28 LP Professional, Bosch is launching the first straight grinder with deadman switch onto the market. The tool runs only when the safety mechanism is permanently pressed. If you let go of it, the machine immediately shuts down. Bosch therefore offers a tool that enables safety engineers in the industrial sector to meet the increasingly high requirements of work safety because the user has complete control over the straight grinder at all times.

Wide range of applications and long tool life
The GGS 28 LP Professional is designed for applications that are subject to high safety standards, particularly in refineries, on oil platforms, in crane and ship building, and in tank and container construction. The tool offers 500 watts of power and has cut-out carbon brushes that ensure a long lifetime of the straight grinder. Due to its long grinding spindle, the tool is also suitable for demanding applications in hard-to-reach areas. The applications range from deburring sharp edges through to grinding surfaces. A speed of 29,000 revolutions per minute ensures that this work is done quickly. The low weight of only 1.6 kilograms helps to make the tool very comfortable to use.

The GGS 28 LP Professional’s features are completed by a hardened clamping unit that ensures a secure and lasting hold on the accessory, ball bearings sealed on both sides that minimize servicing needs, and an extended cable grommet that prevents cable breaks. The GGS 28 LP Professional straight grinder will be available at specialist retail outlets from May 2012 onwards at a price of 349 euros plus VAT. It comes complete with a six-millimeter collet. Collets with a diameter of up to eight millimeters are available as accessories.

 Specifications GGS 28 LP Professional
 Rated power input 500 W
 Collet 6 mm (can be increased up to 8 mm
 with separate collet)
 No-load speed 29,000 rpm
 Weight 1.6 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.

PI7714 - April 16, 2012

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