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For precise alignment over longer distances: New digital inclinometer from Bosch GIM 60 L Professional with integrated laser

  • Easy transfer of inclines over distances of up to 30 meters
  • Flexible possibilities for fixing the instrument on different materials
  • Versatile due to enhanced functions such as the “alternative zero point”
  • With digital display and switchable audio signal
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  • December 03, 2012
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With the GIM 60 L Professional, Bosch is expanding its range of digital inclinometers to include an instrument with integrated point laser. This now enables you to transfer inclines up to a distance of 30 meters quickly and easily. The instrument is based on the tried-and-tested DNM 60 L Professional, but it offers professionals even greater comfort and flexibility due to the new possibilities for positioning and fixing it, and due to its enhanced functions such as the “alternative zero point”.

Different positioning and fixing possibilities:
The 60-centimeter-long aluminum profile with digital display and integrated bubble vials can also be precisely aligned on uneven surfaces using its two feet. Press the integrated leveling foot downwards and the GIM 60 L Professional can be adjusted exactly to zero degrees using a set screw. Three strong magnets on the bottom of the instrument also enable you to fix the inclinometer quickly and easily to metallic building components. Another fastening method is to use the two straps supplied with the instrument to securely fix the GIM 60 L Professional to other objects, such as plastic pipes up to 125 millimeter diameter. This makes the inclinometer flexible to use, and the professional has both hands free to work with.

Proven and enhanced functions:
This instrument is used wherever inclines or angles have to be measured, transfered or adhered to with a high level of accuracy – for example when building roof trusses and stair-rails, aligning kitchen and sanitary objects, and laying air ducts and pipes. For this reason, the GIM 60 L Professional also has tried-and-tested functions such as the “Hold/Copy” function. “Hold” can be used to hold the measuring results on the display at the press of a button and then to conveniently read them in your own time. “Copy” can be used to copy measured inclines and easily transfer them to other objects, for example to align all rafters at the same angle. A new feature is the ability to manually fine-adjust these values. For example, if the measured incline is 37.2 degrees, it can be set to 37 degrees at the press of a button. In addition to this, measured values can be easily mirrored around their own axis thanks to the “Mirror Slope” function. This can be used to transfer the same angle onto both sides of the roof.

Another new feature is the ability to select an alternative zero point using the “Alt 0°” function. This can be used to quickly and easily detect deviations from the desired result. If, for example, a roof has to have an incline of 45 degrees, you set the alternative zero point to 45 degrees in the GIM 60 L Professional. If the actual incline is only 43.8 degrees, you will see the deviation of 1.2 degrees directly on the display. Another advantage is the switchable audio signal. It automatically sounds at zero and 90 degrees, and it can also be activated in the “Hold/Copy” mode or in the “Alt 0°” mode. This enables trades people to precisely align building components even when they cannot see the display.

The GIM 60 L Professional inclinometer will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2013 onwards for a price of 199 euros plus VAT. It comes complete with a protective case, two straps and batteries.

 Specifications GIM 60 L Professional
 Length 60 cm
 Working range of laser 30 m
 Leveling accuracy of laser ± 0.5 mm/m
 Measuring range of inclinometer 0° - 360° (4 x 90°)
 Measuring accuracy at 0°/90° +/-0.05°
 Measuring accuracy at 1° - 89° +/-0.2°
 Runtime of inclinometer/laser 300 h/20 h
 Power supply of display/
 laser
 2 x 1.5 V LR03 batteries/
 1 x 9V 6LR61 battery
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 600 x 59 x 27 mm
 Weight (including batteries) 0.9 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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