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Charges cordless tools in the L-Boxx while you are driving: Bosch “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” for professionals Mobile charging station for 18 volt tools

  • Simultaneous charging of two batteries for uninterrupted work
  • System expanded to include 4.0 Ah for double runtime
  • More productivity and flexibility for professional tradespeople on the move
Bosch is consistently expanding its award-winning, innovative “Wireless Charging System”. A mobile charging station called the “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” will be available in addition to the stationary solution and the “Wireless Charging Holster”, which charges cordless drill/drivers inductively while you are driving. The “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” offers professional tradespeople advantages because the cordless tool can remain in the L-Boxx during charging. Inductive energy transfer enables both the battery in the tool and the spare battery in the L-Boxx to be charged while you are on the way to the jobsite. Additionally, the GBA 18 V 4,0 Ah MW-C Professional lithium-ion battery will be part of the “Wireless Charging System”. It offers double runtime of the previous 2.0 Ah “Wireless Charging” battery.

Professionals driving from one jobsite to another can therefore perform power-demanding work such as cutting metal with a cordless angle grinder even after only a short drive. Thanks to “Flexible Power System”, the 4.0 Ah battery is also compatible with almost all 18 volt lithium-ion professional tools from Bosch and with the entire “Wireless Charging System”.

The right “Wireless Charging System” for every application
First of all, the “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” will be able to charge cordless drill drivers, cordless combis and cordless impact drivers from the 18 volt class directly in the L-Boxx. This will be expanded to include other 18 volt cordless tools. Bosch therefore offers three versions of the “Wireless Charging System”. The stationary solution is designed for use in the workshop and in semi-industrial production such as furniture and vehicle construction. The “Wireless Charging Holster” is especially suitable for professionals who work directly from their car such as repair service technicians. The “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” equips professional tradespeople for long periods of work on the jobsite.

Greater productivity, less planning effort
Charging batteries while driving enables professionals to work more efficiently. They no longer have to make sure that all batteries are ready to use before a job. This minimizes planning effort and saves time because with the “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” the 2.0 Ah battery is 80 percent charged in only 35 minutes, and 100 percent charged in 45 minutes. The new 4.0 Ah battery is 80 percent charged in 65 minutes and 100 percent charged in 85 minutes. Simultaneous charging of two batteries also enables very long periods of on-site work. This means professional tradespeople can work without interruption – even when demanding tasks happen to take up more time.

Easy and safe to secure in the vehicle
The shockproof “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” can be fitted in the vehicle in a space-saving way. For example, it can be integrated into the in-vehicle equipment system from Sortimo. The bay consists of a robust housing and securely holds one L-Boxx 136 with a weight of up to 10 kilograms. Depending on whether the “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” is mounted horizontally or vertically, the L-Boxx is easily and conveniently inserted or clicked in. Charging is performed using the twelve volt connection in the vehicle. The system includes a voltage inverter which provides the right energy transfer to the charging station. Alternatively, the mobile charging station can also be connected directly to an existing 230 volt on-board voltage socket.

A requirement for inductive charging with the “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” is the matching three-piece inlay set of the L-Boxx. It absorbs impact, protects tools, batteries and accessories during driving, and simultaneously secures the batteries. All L-Boxx models available with inlay will be labeled with the “Wireless Charging” logo from now on. The charging status of both batteries is easy to read from a charge level indicator both on the mobile charging station and on the battery itself. Professional tradespeople can therefore see at a glance how much energy is available to them when they arrive at the jobsite.

Award-winning innovation: the “Wireless Charging System” from Bosch
The “Wireless Charging System” has already won multiple awards and recently also won over the jury of the established Plus X Award, one of the world's biggest innovation awards for technology, sport and lifestyle products. It was named “Best Product 2015/2016” and made Bosch the “Most Innovative Brand 2015” in the “Tools” category.
The “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay” including voltage inverter will be available at specialist retail outlets from October 2015 onwards for 299 euros. From September 2015 onwards, all “Wireless Charging” models in the L-Boxx 136 (size 2) will be supplied with the inlay set compatible with the mobile charging station. “Wireless Charging” versions in the L-Boxx 136 purchased prior to this can be retrofitted with the inlay set for 15 euros, enabling them to also be charged in the mobile charging station.

The GBA 18 V 4,0 Ah MW-C Professional lithium-ion battery will also be available at specialist retail outlets from September 2015 onwards in the following versions:
  • individually for 135 euros,
  • as a starter set with GAL 1830 W Professional charger and mounting frame for 169 euros,
  • as a starter set with GAL 1830 W Professional charger, mounting frame and second 4.0 Ah battery for 229 euros.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

 Specifications “Wireless Charging L-Boxx Bay””
 Charging time (2.0 Ah)
 Charging time (4.0 Ah)
 80% in 35 mins/100% in 45 mins
 80% in 65 mins/100% in 85 mins
 Number of batteries charged 2 (both batteries are charged simultaneously)
 L-Boxx compatibility L-Boxx 136 (size 2)
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 45 x 40 x 14 cm
 Weight 3 kg

 Specifications GBA 18 V 4,0 Ah MW-C Professional battery
 Battery voltage/capacity 18 V/4.0 Ah
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 115 x 82 x 71 mm
 Weight 0.8 kg

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  • August 26, 2015
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Intelligent inventory management: TrackMyTools by Bosch for professionals Know where your tools are at all times

  • Quick, up-to-date overview of all the equipment in your company
  • Efficient inventory management by means of server-based data storage
  • Combined use of a Bluetooth module, web app and mobile app
TrackMyTools – intelligent inventory management made by Bosch. The server-based solution for managing and locating equipment within a business will be available from October onwards and offers two significant benefits: Firstly, TrackMyTools gives inventory managers access to all the required data on the company's inventory whenever they need it. Secondly, it lets tradespeople know where their tools are at all times, and tells them whether they have all the necessary equipment with them when they are about to attend a call-out or go on site. Therefore no tools are lost, there's no need to search and no time is wasted: TrackMyTools optimizes the workflow, saves time and increases a business's productivity.

How does TrackMyTool" work?
Bosch not only has taken advantage of the ability to connect electronic devices to the Internet, but also of the increasing use of smartphones in order to provide professionals with innovative solutions and products. Examples of this include the Bosch Toolbox app and the connected GLM 100 C Professional laser measure. With TrackMyTools, Bosch is making one step further. This system solution comprises three components: The battery-operated GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module, the web app for PCs and laptops, and the TrackMyTools mobile app for smartphones and tablets.

Hardware: the GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module
The small (34 x 32 mm and lightweight (18 g) GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module can be permanently affixed to any piece of equipment using the two-component adhesive provided, e.g. attach it to your tools, the L-Boxx or an accessories case. The accessory GCA 30-9 Professional is available for wired devices. This allows the module to be easily secured to the cable. Every eight seconds, the module sends out a Bluetooth low-energy signal. Smartphones and tablets that have the TrackMyTools mobile app installed pick up this signal within a radius of up to 30 metres and send it to the server, along with time data, user data and the most recent location data for the piece of equipment.

Software for inventory managers: the web app for PCs and laptops
The web app for PCs and laptops provides inventory managers with access to the software, which is used to manage all the equipment. To set this up, inventory managers must log into TrackMyTools online, as a one-off activity manually enter the details of all the tools and equipment into the system, and then pair each of these with a GCC 30 TrackTag Professional. The system makes it easy for them to then assign these tools and equipment to employees and retrieve all the information required for planning jobs from the server. Inventory managers are able to keep track of which employee has which piece of equipment at all times. This optimizes inventory management and minimizes the amount of lost time due to overcomplicated working practices, and prevents the kind of errors that arise as a result of manually maintaining inventory lists.

For employees: the TrackMyTools mobile app for smartphones and tablets
The mobile app provides employees with access to the software. Once a user account has been created for them, they can access TrackMyTools wherever they are from a smartphone or tablet to check whether all the tools they require are nearby. If a piece of equipment has been lost, it can be located by identifying the location to which it was last tracked. If a tool fails when in use at the work site, all the employee has to do is report this via the app and the inventory manager can then set about organizing a replacement. In addition to the employee's own equipment, they can also see what equipment their colleagues are using. This allows employees to quickly check amongst one another whether the tool they require can be loaned to them by a colleague.

TrackMyTools will be available at specialist retail outlets from October 2015.
GCC 30 TrackTag Professional Bluetooth module:
  • 10 units for €149,
  • 50 units for €749,
  • 100 units for €1490.
The scope of supply includes one button cell for each module, one key for changing the button cells, and the two-component adhesive.

Accessory GCA 30-9 Professional for wired devices:
  • 10 units for €14.
A TrackMyTool" service package is also required. There is a choice of service packages for managing equipment, depending on requirements and the size of the business:
  • “Basic” for up to 100 modules: €30/month with no minimum contractual term or €25/month with a 12-month contract,
  • ”Smart” for up to 250 modules: €73/month with no minimum contractual term or €59/month with a 12-month contract,
  • “Plus” for up to 400 modules: €110/month with no minimum contractual term or €93/month with a 12-month contract.
  • “Premium” for more than 400 modules: Price on request.
There is no limit to the number of users who can use the web app and mobile app. The TrackMyTools service packages will also be available from October 2015 from the online shop at www.bosch-trackmytools.com.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

 Specifications GCC 30 TrackTag Professional module
 Technology Bluetooth low energy
 Battery CR 2032
 Battery life 3 years*
 IP rating/impact protection classification IP 67/IK 04
 Dimensions (height x length x width) 34.4 x 32.5 x 13 mm
 Weight 18 g
*Depending on environmental factors such as the ambient temperature

 Specifications TrackMyTools web app
 Suitable operating systems • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
 • Linux Mint 17, Ubuntu 14.10, Debian
   GNU/Linux 7.0, Mageia 4, Fedora 21
 • MacOS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
 Suitable browsers • Firefox: Version 20+
 • Internet Explorer: Version 9+
 • Google Chrome: Version 26+
 • Safari: Version 7.0+


 Specifications TrackMyTool" mobile app
 Suitable operating systems iOS 7 and above, Android 4.3 and above

Contact person for press inquiries:
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e-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com

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  • August 17, 2015
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Particularly well-suited for chiseling: The most powerful Bosch Professional rotary hammers Robust tools for tough applications

  • Improved performance thanks to a 1700 watt motor and 19 joules of impact energy
  • One model each with and without vibration damping (DV and D)
  • Longer operation time possible thanks to reduced vibration levels
The 12 kg GBH 12-52 DV Professional and GBH 12-52 D Professional rotary hammers from Bosch offer maximum performance in their class during drilling and chiseling. Both tools are powered by a 1700 watt motor which delivers 19 joules of impact energy. Their performance is therefore much higher than the predecessor model. They are therefore especially suitable for horizontal demolition work, correction tasks or chiseling tasks which call for high chiseling performance. The GBH 12-52 DV Professional model is also equipped with triple vibration damping. This damping system consists of a mass damper integrated into the aluminum cap, a decoupled main handle and a vibration-optimized hammer mechanism. As a result of these features, the rotary hammer achieves low vibration levels of 10 m/s² when drilling and 8 m/s² when chiseling – 50 percent less than the previous model. The permitted operation time of the GBH 12-52 DV Professional is therefore more than 2 hours per day and per user. In combination with the high removal rate, this ensures faster work progress.

Simple chiseling, long service life
Both rotary hammers have a trigger lock for simple chiseling in continuous operation. The trigger lock is automatically activated as soon as the user switches from drilling mode to chiseling mode. The “Turbo Power” function of the GBH 12-52 DV Professional ensures optimized performance because it transforms the energy required for rotation in drilling mode into additional chiseling power. Tradespeople can therefore, for example, chisel cable ducts or openings for windows and doors extremely quickly.

Both tools are designed for tough applications. Robust metal components ensure a long service life for the tools. Other features of the rotary hammers include constant electronics for continuous performance, as well as a service display which shows when a carbon brush has to be changed.

Everything from a single source: Complete system from Bosch
Bosch offers tradespeople a complete system comprising professional power tools, dust extraction systems and accessories. The new 12 kg rotary hammers are part of this system. Tradespeople can use the related extraction systems from Bosch for drilling and chiseling, and therefore work more efficiently while simultaneously protecting their health and the tools.*

The GBH 12-52 DV Professional and GBH 12-52 D Professional rotary hammers are available at specialist retail outlets at the recommended sales price of 1,349 and 1,199 euros respectively plus VAT. They are supplied in a carrying case which contains a great deal of space for accessories.

 Tool specifications GBH 12-52 DV Professional
 (replaces the GBH 11 DE
 Professional)
 GBH 12-52 D Professional
 (replaces the GBH 11 DE
 Professional)
 Rated power input 1,700 W 1,700 W
 Single impact energy 19 J 19 J
 Max. drilling diameter 52 mm 52 mm
 Max. hole size with hollow
 drill bit
 150 mm 150 mm
 Vibration level
 (drilling/chiseling)
 10/8 m/s2 20/15 m/s2
 Vibration dampening Yes No
 Weight 11.9 kg 11.5 kg
 Compatible with Bosch dust
 extraction systems for drilling
 • GDE 68 Professional,
 • GDE 162 Professional
 • GDE 68 Professional,
 • GDE 162 Professional
 Compatible with Bosch dust
 extraction systems for chiseling
 GDE max Professional
 
 GDE max Professional
 


*The Employers' Liability Insurance Association for the Construction Industry (BG BAU) subsidizes the purchase of safety extractors in the M dust class and the purchase of tested systems comprising percussion hammers or demolition hammers featuring an extraction unit and a safety extractor. The BG BAU therefore promotes occupational safety and health protection in companies and at work. For further information and application forms, visit: http://www.bosch-professional.com/static/specials/click-clean-system/de/de/foerderung.html

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  • August 10, 2015
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Strong, precise and fast: The new GBM 13-2 RE Professional Drill by Bosch Now also available in a version with precision chuck

  • Powerful and versatile thanks to it’s 750 watt motor and two-speed settings
  • Enhanced handling and ergonomics ensure precision results
  • Available in three drill chuck versions: precision, quick action and keyed
  • Anti-Rotation overload coupling protects the user against kickback
Bosch is now launching a new drill with significantly higher performance for faster drilling progress and precision results: the GBM 13-2 RE Professional. With its 750 watt motor as well as a higher no-load speed of 3,000 rpm in the second speed setting, the drill allows much faster drilling progress than the previous 550 watt model. Furthermore, the tool is more compact and provides better handling thanks to it’s Softgrip. Professionals whose daily work involves pre-drilling and drilling lots of holes can thus achieve even more precise results.

Now available: version with precision chuck
For consistent levels of precision even in demanding applications, Bosch now also offers a precision chuck in addition to its quick action and keyed chucks. This chuck has an additional clamping ring which reliably holds the drill in place even in demanding applications, such as drilling steel with the maximum diameter of 13 millimeters. The result: exact drill holes.

Anti-Rotation overload coupling protects the user
The GBM 13-2 RE Professional features a mechanical overload coupling for maximum control in any application. If the drill jams in metal or in a hard object, the motor cuts out. This minimizes unwanted rotation of the drill and protects the user.

Thanks to its two-speed gearbox and spindle speed pre-selector, the GBM 13-2 RE Professional is designed for a wide range of applications and therefore, also for drilling steel and wood. In the first speed setting the tool can easily handle drilling diameters up to 13 millimeters in steel and 32 millimeters in wood. In the second speed setting the GBM 13-2 RE Professional achieves drilling diameters up to eight millimeters in steel and 20 millimeters in wood. Thanks to its high speed, the drill makes for faster work progress in these applications, too. The GBM 13-2 RE Professional is therefore suitable for a variety of trades – for skilled workers in the metalworking and mechanical engineering sector, for carpenters and roofing contractors as well as for installers working in the sanitary, heating and air conditioning sector. GBM 13-2 RE Professional excels in daily use due to a rugged metal gear case, a spindle collar and a four meter long cable, and therefore has a long useful life and is comfortable to handle.

The GBM 13-2 RE Professional will be available at specialist retail outlets from September 2015 onwards in the following versions:
  • In the L-Boxx with keyless chuck for 285 euros,
  • in a cardboard box with keyless chuck for 265 euros,
  • in a cardboard box with keyed chuck for 255 euros,
  • in a cardboard box with precision chuck for 265 euros.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. The Bosch range of
accessories also includes bits, drills, holesaws and much more besides for a wide range of applications with metal, wood and plastic.

 Specifications GBM 13-2 RE Professional
 (replaces previous GBM 13-2 RE Professional
  as well as GBM 10-2 RE Professional)
 Rated power input 750 W
 No-load speed
 (1st gear/2nd gear)
 0 – 1,000/0 – 3,000 rpm
 Torque
 (1st speed/2nd speed)
 6,8/2,5 Nm
 Max. drilling diameter in steel
 (1st speed/2nd speed)
 13/8 mm
 Max. drilling diameter in aluminum
 (1st speed/2nd speed)
 20/12 mm
 Max. drilling diameter in wood
 (1st speed/2nd speed)
 32/20 mm
 Drill chuck versions Precision, quick-action and keyed
 Cable length 4 m
 Weight 2.4 kg


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