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Now even more user-friendly: The Bosch GLL 2-15 Professional cross line laser Entry level model for professionals with new functions

  • Increased working range of up to 15 meters
  • Laser lines can be individually switched on or off at the press of a button
  • Integrated tilt function enables diagonal line projections
  • High flexibility due to universal mount for floors, walls and ceilings
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  • December 02, 2013
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With the GLL 2-15 Professional, Bosch is launching the successor model to the tried-and-tested GLL 2 Professional cross line laser onto the market. This professional instrument is very easy to handle due to its self-explanatory single-button operation. It is therefore also suitable for professional tradespeople who have little experience of using leveling instruments. New functions make this entry level model even more user-friendly: it has a working range of 15 meters instead of the previous range of 10 meters. This feature is reflected in the new name of the instrument: GLL 2-15 Professional. Moreover, the two laser lines can now be individually switched on or off at the press of a button. Depending on what is required, the instrument therefore projects a horizontal or a vertical line, or it projects both lines as a cross as the predecessor did.

Integrated tilt function for diagonal line projections
Another new feature is the integrated tilt function. If, for example, a staircase fitter wants to align handrails, he can tilt the GLL 2-15 Professional to the right or left whilst parallel to the projection surface. The projected laser lines then tilt at the same angle. Diagonals can be transferred precisely in this way. If the instrument is tilted, the laser lines flash and indicate that the line laser is outside of the automatic leveling mode. One press of the button is all that is required to project the lines continuously. If, on the other hand, the instrument is used to project exact horizontal or vertical lines, it levels itself in less than four seconds. If automatic leveling is not possible, for example because the surface supporting the line laser deviates from the horizontal by more than four degrees, the instrument warns the user by making the laser lines flash as it does when it is tilted. This “Out-of-level” function ensures error-free alignment. The typical leveling accuracy is 0.3 millimeters per meter.

High flexibility due to universal mount for floors, walls and ceilings
A further innovation is the BM 3 Professional universal mount. It can be used to easily set up the instrument on the floor, fix it on profiles by means of a magnet or hang it from ceilings by means of a clip. The multifunctional mount consists of two parts: an L-shaped profile with metal insert at the back and integrated clip at the front, and a bracket with feet. The bracket clings to the metal insert of the L-shaped profile by means of a magnet and is quick and easy to detach. It can just as easily be fixed to iron girders or other magnetic parts of buildings to align the cross line laser. If you want to work on the floor, you pull out the feet of the bracket and simply place the GLL 2-15 Professional on top. A product feature that makes work easier, especially for air conditioning fitters or drywallers, is the integrated clip of the BM 3 Professional. It enables the universal mount to be clipped onto available profiles in seconds ? for example when fitting suspended air ducts or ceilings. When fixed in this way, the cross line laser is easy to align using an adjustment knob which moves the bracket up or down by up to six centimeters.

The GLL 2-15 Professional will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2014 onwards in the following versions:
  • in a carrying case including BM 3 Professional universal mount and laser target for 179 euros,
  • in a set with the BS 150 Professional building tripod for 165 euros,
  • in a carton including multifunctional mount for 149 euros.
Equipment such as laser viewing glasses and laser targets is available as accessories.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

 Specifications GLL 2-15 Professional
 Working range 15 m*
 Leveling accuracy ± 0.3 mm/m
 Leveling time < 4 s
 Self leveling range ± 4°
 Laser diode / Laser class 635 nm, < 1 mW, class 2
 Dust and splash protection IP5X
 Power supply 3 x 1.5 V LR6 (AA) batteries
 Operating time approx. 15 h
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 96 x 42 x 80 mm
 Weight (including three AA batteries) 250 g
* Depending on ambient brightness

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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