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PLR 30 C and PLR 50 C laser measures: Bosch connects measuring tools with an app Quick, easy measuring and documenting

  • Data transfer via Bluetooth to smartphones and tablets
  • Easy dimensioning and documentation thanks to PLR measure&go app
  • New control concept: Control the PLR 50 C with your fingertip via the display
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  • March 18, 2015
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The PLR 30 C and PLR 50 C laser measures from Bosch now enable you to measure and then document and send the results quickly and easily. Their “C” stands for “Connectivity” because these tools belong to the first laser measures on the DIY market to have an integrated Bluetooth interface for data transfer. This enables measurements to be quickly and easily transferred to and processed in the matching PLR measure&go app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Make a photo or sketch, load the measurements directly into it, make notes on it, save it and send it by e-mail – all of this can be done with the free app. This eliminates the risk of errors resulting from transferring the measurements manually and minimizes the risk of forgetting important details. Whether you are renovating, moving house or converting a room: the PLR measure&go app replaces pencil and paper, which are easily lost, and makes measuring and documenting easy for do-it-yourselfers.

PLR 30 C – Small tool with all the necessary basic functions
Anyone who wants to know exactly how much paint or wallpaper they need for their walls before they go to the homecenter can find out quickly using the PLR 30 C. This laser measure has all the important basic functions. It measures distances, automatically calculates areas and volumes, and can add the results together and subtract them from each other. When calculating paint and wallpaper requirements, this means you simply measure the length and height of the walls, have the tool calculate the areas and enter the results in the app sketch. The sketch can then be taken to the homecenter on your smartphone or sent to the decorator as a PDF. The functions of the PLR 30 C are completed by the continuous measurement mode. In this mode, the tool continuously displays the current distance between its reference edge and the surface met by the emitted laser beam. When doing so, it also notes the minimum and maximum value of a measurement. This enables you, for example, to determine how much space is left to position further objects when some objects have already been fitted and to then mark precisely the required distances.

The PLR 30 C measures distances of up to 30 meters accurately to within two millimeters. It is operated using seven buttons that are labeled with symbols. Its four-line color display always shows the current measurement in the bottom line and the last three measurements above it, while on the left it shows the selected measuring function, the selected reference edge and the activation of Bluetooth. The PLR 30 C also excels on account of its compact size and low weight: it is only 10 x 4 centimeters in size and weighs about 80 grams.

PLR 50 C: Many functions and easy operation using the display
Bosch has developed the PLR 50 C for anyone who needs more functions and wants the tool to be as easy to operate as possible. It is the first laser measure for do-it-yourselfers that can be operated via the display using your fingertip. Its 2.4 inch color touchscreen enables you to navigate through the many functions very easily. In addition to the basic functions – distances, areas, volumes, addition, subtraction and continuous measurement including display of the minimum/maximum value – this tool’s functions also include double indirect height measurement and indirect distance and height measurement. If, for example, you want to measure the distance to a wall that has furniture in front of it, you simply aim the PLR 50 C at the area of the wall that is not obstructed. The tool then automatically calculates the actual distance to the wall based on the distance and angle measured. This is made possible by the first integrated incline sensor in a laser measure for do-it-yourselfers. The PLR 50 C is therefore not only an inclinometer and can precisely measure the angle of objects such as banisters, it is also a digital spirit level. Its spirit level function also works across both axes, i.e. both right/left and simultaneously front/back, which distinguishes its incline function from conventional spirit levels. The leveling can be read and adjusted using a simple target graphic: if the displayed ball is precisely in the center, the object is level.

If required, do-it-yourselfers can find step-by-step explanations of all the functions of the PLR 50 C using the help section marked with a question mark. The features of the PLR 50 C are completed by an internal memory for up to ten measured values and a positioning plate at the base end. This plate can be folded out by 90 or 180 degrees in order to place the tool cleanly against edges or to measure from corners. Dimensions and also angles can be quickly imported into the PLR measure&go app via Bluetooth, entered into photos or sketches and sent.

The PLR 50 C measures distances of up to 50 meters accurately to within two millimeters. It is controlled using the on/off button and the self-explanatory symbols on the display. This tool is only 11.5 x 5 centimeters in size and weighs 160 grams. This makes the PLR 50 C a compact tool with all the functions that passionate do-it-yourselfers need for measuring and aligning objects.

The PLR 30 C and PLR 50 C laser measures will be available at retail outlets from April 2015 onwards at the recommended retail price of 99.99 euros and 149.99 euros respectively including VAT. The PLR 30 C comes complete with two AAA batteries and a protective case. The PLR 50 C comes with three AAA batteries, a protective case and also a hand strap.

 Specifications PLR 30 C (replaces PLR 25)
 Measuring range 0.05 to 30 meters
 Reference edge/Start of measurement Either top edge or bottom edge of the tool
 Typical measuring accuracy ± 2 mm
 Power supply 2 x AAA 1.5 V batteries
 Screen 1.4 inch color display
 Laser diode/Laser class 635 nm, < 1mW, class 2
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 100 x 42 x 22.5 mm
 Weight (including battery) 84 g

 Specifications PLR 50 C (replaces PLR 50)
 Measuring range 0.05 to 50 meters
 Reference edge/Start of measurement Either top edge or bottom edge of the tool
 Typical measuring accuracy ± 2 mm
 Measuring radius of the incline sensor 0° to 360°
 Screen 2.4 inch color touchscreen
 Power supply 3 x AAA 1.5 V batteries
 Laser diode/Laser class 635 nm, < 1mW, class 2
 Stored values in list 10
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 115 x 50 x 23 mm
 Weight (including battery) 160 g

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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