Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

OTC Diagnostics systems, emissions analyzer and a broad range of special maintenance and repair tools

  • New: Mobile diagnostics system D750 Genisys Touch with automatic vehicle identification
  • New: Emissions analyzers E060 and E070
  • Special tools for the Ford Model T already in 1927
As the manufacturer of diagnostics systems and a broad product range of special tools, the traditional American brand OTC is established today in many markets. Customers value the good price-performance ratio, the reliable quality, and the robustness and easy handling of OTC products.

The range of OTC special tools is constantly expanded in cooperation with automotive manufacturers and includes special tools for all vehicle components – from wheels and tires, to damping and steering to brakes, engine and transmission.

Product highlights at the Automechanika
The new diagnostics system D750 Genisys Touch will celebrate its premiere in the European market at the Automechanika. With the mobile workshop device the vehicle can be identified by means of the chassis number. It is operated via a 10" touchscreen and connected wirelessly to an interface module that establishes the connection to the OBD diagnostic plug in the vehicle. The newly developed software HUB with intuitive user interface offers extensive vehicle coverage and diagnostic depth. Moreover, the mechatronics technician receives up-to-date service and repair information and is guided through troubleshooting and component tests. Data updates are downloaded regularly via the Internet.

In the area of emissions, OTC will introduce two new emissions analyzers at the Automechanika, the E060 for gasoline motors and the E070 for diesel motors. Both are currently available in the Italian market and supplement the existing generation of OTC emissions analyzers, Stargas 898 and 495/01. Both devices are mobile versions that are controlled as stand-alone devices by radio transmission via a PC. The introduction of the emissions analyzers E060/070 in other European countries will follow successively.

With the start of the Automechanika, the new website www.otctools.com will go online with a large amount of information on OTC products around vehicle diagnostics as well as special tools and workshop equipment.

OTC – an established traditional American brand
OTC is rooted in the US: with the increasing number of automobiles on US-American roads, a growing demand for tools for their repair emerged. Already in 1925, Reuben Kaplan founded the Owatonna Tool Company – OTC. In 1927, OTC developed the special tools that were necessary to repair the planetary gear of the popular Ford Model T. During the 1930s, OTC sold its tools directly to farmers and workshops all over the US. In 1985, OTC was acquired by the diagnostics and service specialist SPX Service Solutions that continued to market the established brand and expanded the product range especially in the area of diagnostics systems. Since December 2012, the OTC brand is part of the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Division. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions plans on keep expanding the OTC product range continuously also in the future.

Contact persons for press inquiries at the Automechanika:

Diagnostics:
Henrik Plars
phone: +49 7153 666
mobile: +49 172 8331881
Henrik.plars@de.bosch.com

Special tools:
Alessandro Carluccio
phone: +39 521 837598
mobile: +39 34 85597784
Alessandro.carluccio@it.bosch.com

Emissions:
Gian-Luigi Orzi
phone: +39 521 837523
mobile: +39 33 5270342
Gianluigi.orzi@it.bosch.com

Contact person for general press inquiries:
Heiderose Dreiner
phone: +49 721 942-3145
mobile: +49 151 16805615
Heiderose.dreiner@de.bosch.com
www.bosch-presse.de

OTC is a major manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle electronic diagnostic equipment, automotive fuel maintenance and a wide range of servicing tools and equipment with various manufacturing facilities. Since December 2012, OTC was integrated into the Automotive Service Solutions Business Unit of the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Division. For more information on OTC, visit www.otctools.com.

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 16,500 franchises. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 800 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide 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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  • September 16, 2014
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Sicam
The specialist all around professional tire service
Sicam shows current new developments at the Automechanika

  • Tire service systems for all workshop requirements
  • New: high-end tire changing systems Falco Evo 622/628
Sicam develops and produces tire changing systems and wheel balancers for workshop requirements. Tire service systems by Sicam are known to be reliable, safe and easy to handle while offering a good price-performance-ratio. Moreover, Sicam also offers wheel alignment systems and AC service units.

Current product highlights for the Automechanika
With the new tire changing system Falco Evo 622, Sicam introduces a new series of especially robust devices for the use on passenger cars. The easy operational concept and a new clamping system make precise and gentle working possible. The development of the tilting back pole and the highly rigid G-frame was based on the computer-assisted finite element method. This makes them extremely rigid and dimensionally stable, and the mounting head of the Falco Eve 622 is thus always held exactly in position to also work on UHP and RFT tires.

The new 4 position adjustable bead breaker and a revised clamping turntable increase the speed by up to 40 percent. And also the tire inflation device saves 25 per cent of time.

Even smaller details, such as the easy-to-find tray for the tire tool, and a universally adjustable holder for lubricants have been improved compared with the previous generation. The speed of the clamping turntable is precisely controllable with a pedal. Especially worth mentioning is the 1ph/230V version with motor inverter drive system that makes a continuous speed control and thus an extremely precise positioning possible. This is an important feature before the background of an increasing prevalence of tire pressure control systems. Moreover, the Falco Evo 628 by Sicam offers a clamping capacity of up to 28". The Sicam warranty program "Get4Get" warrants up to 4 years for the new products.

Tire service specialist since 1975
The Sicam company was founded in 1975 in the small town of Correggio in the Emilia-Romagna region and from the very beginning specialized in tire service devices for the vehicle workshops and tire dealers as well as fast fitters. The first tire changing system for passenger cars that Sicam developed and produced entered the market in 1977 and was followed in 1982 by a solution that also allowed the changing of tires on commercial vehicles. Since 1985, Sicam has also been producing wheel balancers. In 2007, Sicam was integrated in the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Unit Automotive Service Solutions.

Contact person for press inquiries at the Automechanika:
Marco Kempin
phone: +49 89 149 01-267
mobile: +49 172 720 6976
www.sicam.it

Contact person for general press inquiries:
Heiderose Dreiner
phone: +49 721 942-3145
mobile: +49 151 16805615
Heiderose.dreiner@de.bosch.com
www.bosch-presse.de

Since 2007 Sicam is a Bosch Group business and it is learned in the production of tyre changers, balancers and equipment for tyres’ assistance. It was founded in 1975 and it began its activity in one of the very first factories of Correggio’s new industrial zone, in the province of Reggio Emilia. In a little bit over thirty years, this Italian reality has conquered a relevant place among the most important producers of material for tire dealers and repair shops. Nowadays Sicam produces 20 thousand machineries per year which are distributed through a net of approximately 90 distributors and 60 local sellers.

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 16,500 franchises. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 800 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide 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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  • September 16, 2014
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The focus is on sustainability of the workshop Bosch presents a host of innovations at Automechanika 2014

  • Everything relating to spare parts, diagnostics and workshop equipment, service activities and workshop concepts in Hall 9
  • New solutions for the future of the workshop
  • In advance online: tradeshow highlights, schedules and apps at www.bosch-automechanika.com
Bosch exhibits on 2,300 square meters in Hall 9 at this year's Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main. From 16 to 20 September 2014, the leading complete provider for trade and workshops will showcase its broad range of spare parts, diagnostics and workshop equipment as well as service activities and workshop concepts. Bosch products and solutions for the workshop of both today and tomorrow are presented here in a clear and comprehensive manner.

The focus is on new technologies for the workshop
One highlight of Bosch's tradeshow appearance is the technological refinement of the workshop business. The increasing degree of networking, you see, is also changing the nature of service work. Bosch has developed the requisite modules, and is set to debut new technologies for the "connected workshop" at Automechanika. An especially interesting module is the use of Augmented Reality for motor vehicle repairs and training. On the stand, visitors will have the opportunity to try out Augmented Reality themselves at numerous stations using their own Smartphone. From early September onwards, a special app will be available to download free-of-charge from the Bosch Automechanika website www.bosch-automechanika.com.

Live demonstrations and training on stage
Bosch will present an ongoing and varied program on the large stage. Professional trainers will demonstrate the new technologies and training live, including diagnostic solutions for electro and hybrid vehicles. The detailed program will be available online from early September at www.bosch-automechanika.com.

Spare parts and diagnostics: a host of innovations and developments

Bosch will present and demonstrate live a host of new products and solutions. This includes the refinement of spare parts, such as the new high-performance spark plug for engines with direct petrol injection, or the Aerotwin Plus wiper blade with an innovative adapter system.
Especially for workshop use, Bosch is now offering a robust tablet computer which, as Diagnostic Control Unit (DCU 220), controls all Bosch testing and diagnostic modules. Bosch is premiering the DCU at this year's Automechanika along with the new KTS 800 Truck diagnostics tester. The new KTS 440 diagnostics tester rounds out the tried and proven KTS range. The DCU 100 and DCU 220 Windows-based tablet computers are being debuted. The Bosch Esitronic Bike workshop software will be demonstrated on a motorcycle.
Bosch's entire system expertise for commercial vehicles will also be demonstrated live on a truck - including control unit diagnostics for commercial vehicles using Esitronic 2.0 Truck. Bosch will demonstrate the professional testing of diesel injection components, of both conventional injection nozzles and Common Rail injectors for passenger cars and commercial vehicles on the EPS 205 compact test stand, another innovation. The new Remote Service for the Bosch air-conditioning service unit ACS 752 will also be debuted.
And special solutions, including some new telematic products, and an expanded Bosch range for vehicle manufacturers will be also be presented.

Bosch workshop concepts on the stand
Workshop concepts such as Bosch Car Service and AutoCrew can also be seen at Automechanika. At a completely constructed Bosch Car Service, Bosch will demonstrate the requirements it has for future workshop partners.

All Bosch brands for Automotive Aftermarket are represented
As in previous years, Bosch will be represented at Automechanika by all brands for trade and workshop. Air-conditioning service specialist Robinair, part of Bosch since the end of 2012, will demonstrate its broad range of air-conditioning service units for every workshop requirement. As a specialist for the workshop network of vehicle manufacturers, Beissbarth offers a comprehensive range for the wheel. Sicam, the specialist supplier to the tire service business, will showcase its complete range of wheel-balancing and tire-fitting equipment. OTC will have its expanded range of special tools and diagnostic devices, including the new D750 diagnostics tester, at Automechanika. In Hall 3, HC Cargo will present its comprehensive range of accessories and spare parts for the automotive electric sector. Unipoint too will be present its range of starters, alternators and other components for the aftermarket.

All information on Bosch's tradeshow appearance in advance
From early September 2014 onwards, visitors can obtain all tradeshow information from www.bosch-automechanika.com. The "Bosch@Automechanika 2014" app for trying out Augmented Reality using your own Smartphone can also be downloaded from here free-of-charge. A host of other information, such as the stand map, all schedules for the live presentations and training on the Bosch stand, along with further apps, images, videos and brochures round out the information available on this website.

Stand numbers and schedules at a glance:

Stand numbers
Hall 9.0 - Stand B06: Bosch, Beissbarth, Robinair, Sicam, OTC
Hall 3.0 - Stand C31: HC Cargo
Hall 3.0 - Stand G41: Unipoint

Bosch press conference
On the first day of Automechanika, 16.09.2014, from 12:15 to 12:45 hrs on the Bosch trade fair stand, Hall 9.0 – Stand B06

The speakers are Dr. Uwe Thomas, President of the Divisional Board Automotive Aftermarket Division, and Dr. Hans-Peter Meyen, Executive Vice President Product Area Diagnostics and Engineering.

Reader contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone 09001 942010
E-mail: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com
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  • August 01, 2014
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Cost-Effective Devices for Quick Diagnostics Onboard Diagnostics of Exhaust-Related Components with the Bosch OBD 100 and 150 Diagnosis Testers

  • Suitable for all cars with an EOBD-compliant diagnostic connection
  • Designed for the Do-It-Yourself market and amateur mechanics
  • Easy reading of error codes, sensor data and vehicle data
Since January 2001, new vehicles with gasoline engines in the European Union must be equipped with the second version of the European onboard diagnostics (EOBD) system. This regulation has been in force for diesel vehicles since the start of 2004. The system is used to monitor exhaust-related components and systems in particular, and to store information relating to malfunctions. Bosch has offered an extensive range of diagnosis testers for professional workshops for more than 25 years. For example, the workshop can use an OBD diagnostic socket to read this information with a diagnosis tester. Both of the convenient and cost-effective OBD 100 and OBD 150 devices by Bosch now also allow amateur mechanics and motorists with a passion for technology to quickly diagnose problems using EOBD — a standard for diagnostic access to the vehicle. To read the data, the diagnostic plug of the OBD 100 or 150 is inserted into the OBD connector, which, in most cars, is located in the driver's footwell, close to the center console or in the glove box.

Convenient and Easy-to-Operate Diagnosis Tester
Using the two diagnosis testers, diagnostic data relating to the fuel system, the oxygen sensors or the catalytic converter, for example, can be read and displayed via the OBD interface in the vehicle. The small devices display error codes from the engine management system, which can also be deleted. Similarly, current sensor data, still image data, and the status of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) can be displayed. Even the "readiness codes", which whether the exhaust-related monitoring tests have already been carried out, and whether they have been passed, can be called up. The OBD interface also provides vehicle information stored in the system by the manufacturer. The Bosch OBD 100, which weighs just 100 grams, and is only 83 mm high and 56 mm wide, can be easily operated using three buttons and a two-line display shows the read data.

The OBD 150 has four control buttons, a multi-line display, and extended functionality. It weighs 200 grams and, at 126 mm high and 71 mm wide, is a little larger. The device can also be used to display the actual values as graphics, and the monitoring data of the oxygen sensors can also be called up. The menu navigation and code definitions are available in several languages. Preparations are also underway to enable the OBD 150 software to be updated via the Internet.

Reader contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Telefon 09001 942010
E-Mail: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com
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  • May 26, 2014
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