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Solutions for ensuring low dust levels when working: The “Click & Clean System” from Bosch Harmful dust is removed effectively

  • Dust extraction ensures healthier, faster and more precise work
  • Tool, dust extractor, dust extractor accessories and L-Boxxes from a single source
  • Four new wet/dry dust extractors with a powerful 1380 watt suction turbine
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  • March 13, 2013
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With the “Click & Clean System”, Bosch offers professional tradespeople a clean solution for ensuring low dust levels when working. The “Click & Clean System” comprises tools, wet/dry dust extractors, dust extractor accessories and L-Boxxes. These elements are precisely matched with each other and combined to help make work healthier, easier on your tools, faster, more efficient and more precise:

  • Healthier because harmful dust is extracted effectively, preventing it from getting into the environment.
  • Easier on tools and accessories because dust cannot collect in the motor, or on the accessory you are using, for example sandpaper. This helps to extend the lifetime of the tool, and of the accessory.
  • Faster and more efficient because you can work faster when a dust extraction system is connected, and after work clean up is avoided.
  • More precise because effective dust extraction means a clear view to the workpiece and work surface at all times.In addition, professionals who leave a clean workplace behind also leave a good impression with their customer.
Tool, wet/dry extractor, L-Boxxes and accessories are precisely matched with each other. Over the course of this year, it will be possible to easily connect more than 100 Bosch professional tools to one of six dust extractors. Some tools, for example the GEX 125-150 AVE Professional random orbit sander, also offer the alternative of connecting a self-contained dust box with microfilter for increased mobility during shorter periods of use.

Bosch adds certified tools to its dust extractor range
In addition to the GAS 20 L SFC Professional and GAS 25 L SFC Professional dust extractors, there will be four new dust extractors in the Bosch range from May 2013 onwards:

  • the GAS 35 L SFC+ Professional,
  • the GAS 35 L AFC Professional,
  • the GAS 35 M AFC Professional,
  • the GAS 55 M AFC Professional.
Due to their powerful 1380 watt suction turbines, these tools achieve very high vacuum pressure of 254 millibars. The 7.5 meter long power cord and either the three or five meter long suction hoses allow for a large work radius. Non-marking wheels ensure the dust extractors do not leave marks even on sensitive floor coverings when moved from place to place. Another advantage is the integrated hose and accessory holders: two hose hooks can be used to fix the suction hose to the robust extractor head, while the accessories can be fixed in dedicated receptacles at the rear of the machine. All of the tools have a semi-automatic filter cleaning system (SFC) or automatic (AFC) filter cleaning system, and each can support a clicked on L-Boxx with a weight of up to 15 kilograms. These features protect the back and joints. They are so effective in this regard that Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR) e.V. (Campaign for Healthier Backs) awarded the Bosch range its seal of approval. The Bosch dust extractors are the first wet/dry dust extractors to be certified in this way and recommended as back-friendly by AGR e.V..

Work continuously thanks to (semi-)automatic filter cleaning
The GAS 35 L SFC+ Professional has a semi-automatic filter cleaning system. The system is controlled by a button near the end of the elbow connector. This button puts the “+” in “SFC+” and activates the system remotely. The filters in the GAS 35 L AFC Professional, GAS 35 M AFC Professional and GAS 55 M AFC Professional wet/dry dust extractors are cleaned automatically every 15 seconds through an electronically controlled reversed airflow. This ensures consistently high suction power.

Work safety: Using certified dust extractors
The vacuums differ both in container volume capacity (from 35 to 55 liters) and in dust class certification level. Choosing the right wet/dry dust extractor for a professional tradesperson depends primarily on the materials he or she is working on. Dust extractors are categorized by dust class L, M and H as defined by the international standard EN / IEC 60335-2-69 Appendix AA. Individual countries further delineate which extractor class is necessary for which type of dust. This classification applies to the entire dust extraction system, not only the filter elements. Bosch dust extractors are certified for either L- or M-classified dust particles. This means that tools in class L like the GAS 35 L SFC+ Professional and GAS 35 L AFC Professional are suitable for extracting softwood dusts like spruce, fir, or pine as well as Corian dust. Tools in class M, like the GAS 35 M AFC Professional and GAS 55 M AFC Professional are suitable for hard wood dusts like beech, oak and ash, as well as concrete dust containing quartz. The new Bosch dust extraction system therefore allows professional trade organizations to easily select the suitable machine for their needs and to meet increasingly high work safety standards.

The new wet/dry dust extractors will be available at specialist retail outlets starting in May 2013:

  • GAS 35 L SFC+ Professional for 429 euros,
  • GAS 35 L AFC Professional for 529 euros,
  • GAS 35 M AFC Professional for 629 euros,
  • GAS 55 M AFC Professional for 829 euros.
They come complete with an extraction hose, a tool adapter, a flat-pleated filter as well as extraction tubes, floor nozzles, an elbow connector, a crevice nozzle and disposal bags of different types.

All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. More accessories are available in the Bosch range and can be purchased separately.

 Specifications GAS 35 L SFC+
 Professional
 GAS 35 L AFC
 Professional
 GAS 35 M AFC
 Professional
 GAS 55 M AFC
 Professional
 Max.
 Max. power input
 (turbine)
 1380 W 1380 W 1380 W 1380 W
 Container volume,
 gross
 35 l 35 l 35 l 55 l
 Max. vacuum
 pressure (turbine)
 254 mbar 254 mbar 254 mbar 254 mbar
 Max. airflow
 (turbine)
 74 l/s 74 l/s 74 l/s 74 l/s
 Dust class L L M M
 Weight 11.6 kg 12.2 kg 12.4 kg 16.2 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.

PI8056 - March 13, 2013

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