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Efficient work with high user protection: Bosch professional angle grinders with brake system Brake quickly, carry on working quickly

  • Powerful tools with up to 1 500 watts of power
  • Brake up to 70 percent faster than conventional models
  • Maintenance-free, magnetic brake system works even if there is a power outage
  • The right model for every application and every safety standard
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  • March 19, 2014
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Bosch is launching a new series of small angle grinders for professionals that deserve the slogan, “The first ever brake that lets you go faster”. All six models are equipped with the “Intelligent Brake System”, the first brake module to work magnetically. Unlike mechanical or electronic brake systems, it works reliably even if there is a power outage and ensures that the angle grinders stop 70 percent faster than an angle grinder without a brake system. This fast braking is an advantage especially in industrial production. Since the disc comes to a standstill faster, the angle grinder can be put down faster between the individual work steps, which means the user can carry on working sooner. This saves time and money.

Tool features meet high safety standards
The brake function makes an important contribution to user protection. These tools are also suitable for applications in which high safety standards apply, such as in refineries, on oil platforms and in crane, ship, tank and container construction. Two of the six models are additionally equipped with the tried-and-tested “Protection Switch”, a deadman switch that can be operated along the entire length of the handle – regardless of whether the angle grinder is held at the front, back or in the middle. As a result, users always have full control over the tool even in difficult working positions. Both product features combined make it extremely easy for safety engineers to meet the increasingly high work safety requirements in the industrial sector.

Functionality and advantages of the Bosch “Intelligent Brake System”
If the angle grinder is switched off or there is a power outage, two parallel magnets in the gearbox are aligned so that their north and south poles face each other. The resulting magnetic flow generates a braking torque in a copper disc positioned between them (eddy current principle). As a result, the disc of the angle grinder comes to a standstill very quickly. This happens automatically, without the user having to activate the brake function. The enclosure of the gearbox protects the “Intelligent Brake System” reliably against external influences such as dust or oil. Unlike mechanical or electronic systems, it is also completely wear-free and maintenance-free: there is neither the braking friction present in mechanical systems, nor does the magnetic brake have any effect on the lifetime of the carbon brushes as electronic systems do. This is a further advantage in terms of time and cost saving.

Symbiosis of new and tried-and-tested functions
The small angle grinders with “Intelligent Brake System” have power ratings of 1 200 and 1 500 watts respectively and are equipped with Constant Electronic. They enable fast work progress, have a tool-free adjustable protective guard, a handy shape and a large spindle lock button for quick and easy accessory changes. They are also equipped with extensive protective features: Vibration Control, Kick-Back Stop, soft start and restart protection. The GWS 12-125 CIPX Professional and GWS 15-125 CIPX Professional models are additionally equipped with the “Protection Switch”. Typical applications include grinding welded seams and deburring or cutting pipes and metal plates. In addition to this, these angle grinders are also suitable for cutting concrete or removing rust and paint.

The small angle grinders with “Intelligent Brake System” will be available at specialist retail outlets from May 2014 onwards. The prices are between 169 euros for the GWS 12-125 CIX Professional and 219 euros for the GWS 15-125 CIEX Professional and the GWS 15-125 CIPX Professional. All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Bosch also offers an extensive range of accessories for small angle grinders. These include products such as cutting, grinding and fiber sanding discs.

The new tools at a glance:

 Rated power
 No-load speed
 Disc diameter
 Price in
 GWS 12-125 CIX
 1,200 W 11,500 rpm 2.3 kg 125 mm €169
 GWS 12-125 CIEX
 1,200 W 2,800 - 11,500 rpm 2.3 kg 125 mm €185
 GWS 15-125 CIX
 1,500 W 11,500 rpm 2.5 kg 125 mm €209
 GWS 15-125 CIEX
 1,500 W 2,800 - 11,500 rpm 2.5 kg 125 mm €219
 Tools with “Protection Switch”
 GWS 12-125 CIPX
 1,200 W 11,500 rpm 2.3 kg 125 mm €179
 GWS 15-125 CIPX
 1,500 W 11,500 rpm 2.5 kg 125 mm €219

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.

PI8492 - March 19, 2014

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