Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

Bosch Compact
Automechanika 2014:
Modern Bosch Test and Diagnostic Equipment for Motor-Vehicle Workshops

  • Modular vehicle system analysis FSA 740 AU
  • Easy testing of wheel sensors with TPA 200
  • Bosch workshop software Esitronic/Esitronic Bike for motorcycle service
  • Diagnostic tester OBD 100/150 for quick diagnosis
  • Non-contact wheel alignment with FWA 9000
  • Digital headlight adjustment with HTD 815
  • DCU 100 and DCU 220 for mobile workshop applications
  • Professional air-conditioning service with ACS 752 and ACS 661
  • Smart-phone app “fun2drive”
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  • September 16, 2014
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FSA 740 AU: The Bosch vehicle system analysis 740 AU offers workshops frequently carrying out emission analyses on customer vehicles a modular entry to the comprehensive diagnosis and fault analysis. A practical trolley carries the calibrated emission-analysis modules for gasoline and diesel engines. The scope of delivery also includes a FSA 720 system test module, a workshop computer with Bosch emission and system-test analysis software, a printer, a keyboard as well as a robust 19-inch TFT display. Moreover, the basic sensor equipment and the diagnostic tester KTS 540 for the measuring equipment are available as well. This enables to carry out the most important diagnostic and test tasks. The so-called Upgrade Kits measuring technology and ignition allow step-by-step adjustment of the possible functions to the requirements of the workshop. In order to be able to test vehicles with electric or hybrid drive systems, the FSA 740 can be upgraded by the type 050.

TPA 200: First-time registered passenger cars and vans of up to 2.5 tons of gross vehicle weight have to be equipped with tire-pressure control systems (TPMS) from November 2014 onwards. In most cases, direct TPMS will be used in which sensors monitor both the tire pressure and its temperature. For the diagnosis of these systems, Bosch developed the mobile tester TPA 200 which allows working directly on the vehicle or at the tire storage. Bosch TPA 200 provides information about the current tire pressure, the battery status of the sensor as well as the ID number of the TPMS sensor and, in addition, also the optimum functionality. With the help of TPA 200, other sensors of different manufacturers can also be connected to the TPMS. Moreover, a whole series of universal sensors can be programmed with this tool – e.g. after repairing a tire or when preparing a set of tires. The scope of delivery of the tester includes the PC software TPA Startcenter. Among other things, it contains a database with TPMS information. Connected via Bluetooth, the data measured with the TPA 200 can wirelessly be transferred to the Startcenter and then be saved and printed – together with the order number and the license plate.

Esitronic 2.0, Esitronic Bike: About 70 000 automotive workshops in more than 100 countries use the Bosch workshop software Esitronic for ECU diagnoses, efficient troubleshooting and maintenance and repair work. In Germany two out of three automotive workshops use the software. The well-structured and intuitive operation concept of Esitronic 2.0 allows fast and easy working. All necessary information is available with just a few clicks on the mouse. Apart from features for the diagnosis of control units, the workshop software offers mechatronic technicians and engineers any required information for maintenance and service work on the vehicle. Troubleshooting instructions with step-by-step guides help to find the cause of a failure quickly. Even for more recent vehicles, service and repair instructions are available within only months after the market launch. This way, the workshop software is always up-to-date.

At motor-driven two-wheelers, the number of electronic safety and comfort systems is also steadily increasing. More and more often, two-wheeler workshops need modern test equipment and software for ECU diagnosis in order to carry out maintenance and repair works. Bosch now offers Esitronic Bike, a specific workshop software for motorcycles and scooters. It covers all common European and Asian motorcycle makes and runs on all Bosch diagnostic testers of the KTS line. All necessary functions and information for the ECU diagnosis are included in Esitronic Bike. Furthermore, the software also features the Easy Connect adapter system. For a reliable ECU diagnosis, the manufacturer-specific adapter cables and the OBD diagnostic cable just have to be connected through a direct connection.

OBD 100/150: By means of the two convenient and cost-effective diagnostic testers OBD 100 and OBD 150, Bosch now offers car drivers with a passion for technology the possibility to read out vehicle data and error codes during a quick diagnosis. At vehicles equipped with the European Ob-Board Diagnosis (EOBD), for instance, diagnostic data about the fuel system, lambda sensors or the catalytic converter can be read out after connecting the device to the OBD interface. Moreover, the engine-management error codes can both be displayed and deleted directly. The readiness codes recording the status of the exhaust-related monitoring test can be accessed. In addition, the OBD interface provides additional vehicle information stored in the system by the manufacturer. In contrast to the type 100, OBD 150, weighing just 200 grams, features a multi-line display and additional functions.

FWA 9000: The non-contact Bosch wheel-alignment system FWA 9000 allows quick measurement without set-up time or even having to leave the vehicle – and all of this within just seconds. Once the service employee positioned the vehicle between the sensor heads, these provide precise results for all four wheels at the same time. The measurement is carried out by infrared laser projectors in combination with two megapixel cameras included in each of the sensor heads. The wheels are displayed precisely already when driving by without having to install plates or electronic components onto the wheels. The system is self-adjusting and does not use measuring robots running on rails. Consequently, Bosch FWA 9000 can be used flexibly on several measuring bays at the workshop. It is suitable, for instance, for a quick diagnosis of the wheel alignment during the vehicle-service direct acceptance.

HTD 815: The digital camera-based headlight tester HTD 815 allows the precise evaluation and adjustment of xenon and LED headlamps. Laser technology helps the user to accurately position the light box of the tester in front of the vehicle and to align the light box with the xenon or LED projection unit. Thanks to the fast image processing of the camera data, the measured values are shown in real time on a 5.7-inch touch-screen display.

DCU 100/DCU 220: For mobile applications, Bosch developed tablet PCs or Diagnostic Control Units (DCU) for the different requirements of workshops. DCU 100 with a 10-inch touch screen and ergonomic handles is particularly small, lightweight and convenient. For the connection with the Bosch KTS module, the tablet is equipped with a high-performance Bluetooth class 1 connection. Lithium-ion batteries allow working over longer periods of time. As a package including the diagnostic KTS modules 540 and 525, Bosch offers the workshop an cost-efficient complete solution for diagnosis, service and repair works.

The Bosch range also includes a convenient so-called convertible PC, the DCU 220. The device can be controlled as a tablet PC through the 11.6-inch touch screen or as a notebook via keyboard and touchpad. Using Esitronic 2.0 and CompacSoftplus, it can control all diagnostic and test systems connected by the high-performance Bluetooth connection. DCU 220 is equipped with two separate lithium-ion batteries. In daily workshop business, the convertible PC can run on one of the batteries, while the other one is being recharged. If required, the batteries can be exchanged without interrupting the operation. State-of-the-art and high-performance PC technology enables the DCU 220 to be used as central platform at the workshop.

ACS 752/ACS 661: Servicing automotive air-conditioning systems filled with R-134a, the common refrigerant up to now, will continue to play an important part in everyday workshop activities. Bosch therefore offers the fully automatic and particularly safe and efficient air-conditioning service device ACS 752. It meets the demanding requirements of the US standard SAE J-2788. All working steps of the air-conditioning service – from refrigerant recovery to leak testing and precise refilling – are controlled fully automatically, but can also be selected step by step manually. Apart from servicing air-conditioning systems of big cars or commercial vehicles, ACS 752 can also be used for air-conditioning service on hybrid and electric vehicles. Thanks to short deep-recovery periods, it is highly efficient and powerful – and very accurate at the same time featuring a charge accuracy of 15 grams. At the Automechanika Bosch presents the remote-service software for remote controlling of the air-conditioning service device ACS 752.

For air-conditioning service on vehicles with R-1234yf-filled systems, the Bosch range includes the ACS 661. It was developed in close cooperation with automobile manufacturers. Thanks to its fully automatic routine, it allows trouble-free, fast and precise air-conditioning service. It stands out for its strong compressor and the high performance of its vacuum pump. It can be used for air-conditioning service on passenger cars, commercial vehicles as well as hybrid and electric vehicles. Moreover, both the Bosch ACS 661 and 752 feature two oil injection bottles for PAG and POE lubricants and an automatic flushing function.

Smartphone-App „fun2drive“: Using the free-of-charge Bosch app “fun2drive”, the smart phone turns into the personal information and diagnostic center of the car driver. With this app, exhaust-relevant error codes and a variety of up-to-date engine data read out at the vehicle’s OBD interface can be displayed. Furthermore, the app records travel data the driver can then share with his friends on Facebook. The “fun2drive” app even includes the possibility to search for the nearest Bosch Service workshop and to transfer available error codes online for the preparation of a maintenance or repair assignment. In order to transfer the OBD data to the smart phone, a Bluetooth compatible OBD II adapter is required. Bosch plans to offer this adapter – then called OBD 050 – by the end of 2014. Via Bluetooth it will be connectable with Apple or Android smart phones and will hold all necessary official approvals for its application while driving.

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 www.bosch-automotive.com

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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