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Faster than conventional solutions: The Indego robotic lawnmower from Bosch mows the lawn systematically and lane by lane

  • Efficient mowing lane by lane thanks to the “Logicut” navigation system
  • Suitable for lawned areas of up to 1,000 square meters
  • Gentle on the lawn, easy to install and easy to program
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  • August 23, 2012
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Robotic lawnmowers meet the demand for effortless gardening in an exceptional way because after a one-time installation and programming, users do no longer have to do anything themselves. With the Indego Bosch enters the rapidly growing market of autonomous lawnmowers. Compared to other solutions in the market, the Indego doesn’t mow the lawn in random patterns, but moves over the area systematically and lane by lane. This is made possible by the new “Logicut” navigation system which uses a number of different sensors. With the help of these sensors, the Indego measures the garden during setup, recognizes where it has already been during mowing, and calculates its subsequent route accordingly. This system has a number of major advantages: it is gentle on the lawn because no area is mowed twice. When mowing is complete, all of the grass has been cut and no areas of lawn have been missed. The Indego is also faster, requiring only about a third of the time to mow the same lawned area as a robotic lawnmower in the same class that mows according to the random principle.

Easy setup and operation
The Indego works completely independently within a pre-defined area. This area is marked out with a supplied boundary wire before the robotic lawn-mower is used for the first time. An electricity source is required for the docking station to which the Indego returns when it needs recharging or when it has finished mowing. Then all the user has to do is press a button to send the Indego out in order to map the garden layout during setup. Afterwards, the command to mow the lawn is given at the press of a button. If you want the lawn to be mowed on certain days and at certain times, you can easily program timeslots via the integrated control panel. Up to five schedules can be stored in the memory, e.g. for spring, summer and autumn. Detailed information, such as videos showing how to install the robotic lawnmower or how to change the cutting blades, will be available online at product launch on the Bosch Garden Tools homepage and on Youtube.

Tried-and-tested lithium-ion technology used in a new applicational set up
The Indego is recommended for a lawned area of up to 1,000 square meters. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery and mowes continuously for up to 50 minutes on one battery charge, mowing a lawn of up to 250 square meters with its cutting width of 26 centimeters. The height of cut can be adjusted to 10 different settings from 20 to a maximum of 60 millimeters. The robotic lawnmower disposes the finely cut grass clippings on the lawn, where they fertilizes the grass roots.

If the Indego encounters an obstacle in its path during mowing, it is recognized with the aid of sensitive touch sensors, allowing the mower to safely move around it. If the Indego is lifted up, its blades stop immediately. The mower can also be switched off at any time using its safety switch. An audible signal and a security code protect the robotic lawnmower against theft.

The Indego will be available at retail outlets from January 2013 onwards at the recommended retail price of 1,499 euros including VAT. It is supplied in a carton with the docking station, a 300-meter wire including 600 fixing nails.

 Specifications Indego robotic lawnmower
 Battery voltage/capacity 32 V lithium-ion/3 Ah
 Average battery runtime 50 mins
 Mowed lawn area per battery charge ≤250 m2
 Battery charging time 50 min
 Recommended lawn size ≤1,000 m2
 Maximum slope 20° (35%)
 Width of cut 26 cm
 Height-of-cut settings 10 steps from 20 to 60 mm
 Recommended grass height for cutting maximum 10 cm
 Other functions
 5 programmable schedules for
 mowing, automatic charging, anti-
 theft protection (alarm signal and
 security code)
 Weight including battery 11.1 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.

PI7853 - August 23, 2012

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