Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

KTS Diagnosis Tester, Tablet PC and Esitronic 2.0 Bosch Offers Cost-Efficient Complete System Diagnostics Solutions for an Array of Workshop Requirements

  • Three complete tester packages that cater for individual workshop requirements
  • Equipped with the future-proof Esitronic 2.0 repair shop software
  • Comes with the DCU 130 Diagnostic Control Unit for mobile use in workshops
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  • September 11, 2012
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Bosch offers three cost-efficient tester packages for performing fast and economical system diagnostics on all passenger cars currently on the market. The packages are made up of high-performance components, which are designed to meet an array of workshop requirements.

All three packages center around a KTS 5-series control unit diagnosis tester and the DCU 130 Diagnostic Control Unit, which was specifically designed for mobile use in day-to-day work in the workshop. All connected diagnosis modules and testing systems are operated via the touchscreen on the DCU 130. The systems are operated using the current, future-proof version of the Bosch Esitronic 2.0 workshop software. The equipment supplied within the scope of the package combinations corresponds to the scope of supply for the individual components. The packages offer an attractive saving compared with the prices of the individual components.

Three Complete Tester Packages for an Array of Requirements
The KTS 890 package offers repair shops an extensive range of options for analyzing vehicles in a quick and cost-efficient manner. This package combines the DCU 130 Diagnostic Control Unit with the FSA 500 vehicle system analysis and the KTS 540 control unit diagnosis tester. All of the key electrical and electronic components in the vehicle can be tested using the convenient battery-operated FSA 500 measuring module. During this process, the actual values from the control unit diagnosis, which are supplied by the KTS 540 via a wireless connection, can be used directly. The tester package allows electronic components to be tested without even needing to remove them from the vehicle, thereby saving time. In addition to other features, there are 30 preset component tests available for the testing pro-cess. The system also boasts a multi-purpose oscilloscope with two-channel and four-channel modes.

The KTS 870 workshop package provides fast troubleshooting with reliable results for all passenger cars currently on the market. The package includes the KTS 570 diagnosis tester, which has a two-channel multimeter and a two-channel oscilloscope for troubleshooting. The connection between the DCU 130 tablet PC and the KTS module is established via a Bluetooth wireless connection.

The third package – the KTS 840 – includes the KTS 540 tester, which is equipped with a single-channel multimeter. The tester is combined with the mobile DCU 130 tablet PC and operated using the Esitronic 2.0 repair shop software. This package – which is the cheapest of the three – is ideal for workshops that are establishing themselves in the field of diagnostic technology and intend to upgrade to the FSA 500 measuring technology at a later date.

Compatible with Euro 5 – Reprogramming Possible
All three KTS complete packages are compatible with Euro 5, as they already feature the SAE J2534-compliant PassThru Interface. As such, the repair shop is able to reprogram control units. The current software version from the online portal of the vehicle manufacturer can be downloaded and installed on the control unit. The reprogramming procedure is described in detailed, step-by-step instructions on the Bosch workshop portal. Extensive additional information on this procedure is provided by Bosch on a dedicated website at

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at

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.”

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