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Increased efficiency and ease of use for professionals: World’s first connectivity angle grinders from Bosch

Manuel Roj

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Cordless tools as powerful as mains-powered tools

  • User interface and integrable Bluetooth module for even greater ease of use
  • 35 percent more power and double runtime thanks to EC motor and high-performance battery
  • Efficient cutting and grinding with increased occupational health and safety

Tradespeople who rely on efficiency and ease of use can, in future, turn to the new generation of professional cordless angle grinders from Bosch: The GWS 18V-115 and -125 C Professional, as well as the GWS 18V-115, -125 and -150 SC Professional. These are the world’s first angle grinders to have a connectivity function: Thanks to an integrable Bluetooth module and the ”MyTools” function in the Bosch Toolbox app, users can connect the new cordless angle grinders to their smartphone. This enables professionals to personalize their tool, configure it individually, and to call up all of the available tool information, such as the serial number and production date. Users also receive information regarding the status of their tools as well as tips for troubleshooting, for instance if one of their tools shuts down due to overheating, directly on their smartphone. Furthermore, the GWS 18V-115, -125 and -150 SC Professional angle grinders come with a multi-functional user interface for the first time, which means that professionals always have an overview of their tool’s status.

Everything under control thanks to the user interface

On the tool, the user interface informs users about the tool status, the charging status and if the tool is overheating. Furthermore, it offers an easily adjustable three-stage speed preselection. The speed is easily adjusted at the touch of a button to suit the material and accessories in order to achieve optimum work results. The LED light is also helpful as it makes it easier to work in dark areas.

EC motor and high-performance battery for increased power and runtime

The new generation of cordless angle grinders offers up to 35 percent more power and a battery runtime that is up to 100 percent longer than previous 18 volt models, which had a 5.0 Ah battery. The basis for this is its brushless EC motor and the new high-performance GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah EneRacer Professional battery. When combined, they give the tools power that is similar to that of a 1 000 W mains-powered tool. This means that the cordless angle grinders can now also be used for extremely power-intensive applications, such as longer cutting or grinding applications – and, for the first time, the range includes a cordless angle grinder with a 150 millimeter disk for a greater cutting depth.

In the EneRacer battery, improved power connectors and a new manufacturing procedure – laser welding – ensure lower resistance, which means that higher currents can be drawn from the battery pack over a longer time. This results in increased power that can be used while also having the most compact battery size and the lowest weight compared to other high-performance batteries in the 18 volt class. Thanks to the improved CoolPack technology, the GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah EneRacer Professional also offers a 135 percent longer lifetime when compared to a conventional battery pack. Furthermore, if you buy a battery from Bosch, you can use it immediately without having to worry about whether it is compatible: the Flexible Power System from Bosch guarantees compatibility with all existing professional power tools and chargers within a volt class.

Improved ergonomics with increased occupational health and safety

The connectivity angle grinders sit comfortably in the hand thanks to a grip circumference of just 156 millimeters and a weight of 2.8 kilograms, including 6.3 Ah battery, and guarantee low-fatigue work. They also stand out thanks to increased user protection: They are the first angle grinders in the world to have “Drop Control”. If the tool falls, this function immediately switches it off as soon as it hits the floor. The new cordless angle grinders also have “KickBack Control”: If the integrated sensor detects a sudden blockage of the angle grinder – for example, if the disk jams – the integrated sensor immediately switches off the motor. The “Intelligent Brake System” ensures that the disk comes to a complete stop within just two seconds. This equipment is rounded off by soft start, start-up protection and an additional handle with vibration damping.

The angle grinders with connectivity and the high-performance GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah EneRacer Professional battery are available now from specialist retail outlets. They are complemented by the comprehensive range of Bosch accessories with cutting, flap, diamond and grinding disks, brushes and dust guards. All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.

SpecificationsGWS 18 V-115
und -125 C
Professional
GWS 18 V-115
und -125 SC
Professional
GWS 18 V-150
SC Professional
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/5.0 Ah18 V/6.3 Ah18 V
Connectivity functionsYesYesYes
HMI displayNoYesYes
Disc diameter115/125 mm115/125 mm150 mm
No-load speed9,000 rpm4,500-9,000 rpm4,000-7,500 rpm
Cutting depth
115 series/125 series disk
28/34 mm28/34 mm46 mm
SpindleM14M14M14
Dimensions (length x height)368 x 260 mm368 x 260 mm368 x 260 mm
Weight2.6 kg incl. battery2.8 kg incl. battery2.0 kg (without battery)
Scope of delivery/
Recommended retail price
excluding VAT
  • In the L-Boxx with
    5.0 Ah battery
    and GAL 1880
    CV Professional
    quick charger:
    €529
  • In the L-Boxx with the highperformance GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah EneRacer Professional battery and GAL 1880 CV Professional quick charger: EUR 599
  • Solo tool "Clic & Go": €259.99
  • Solo tool "Clic & Go": €259.99

SpecificationsGBA 18 V 6.3 Ah
EneRacer Professional
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/6.3 Ah
Charging time with the GAL 1880 CV Professional
80%/100%
41/55 minutes
Dimensions (length x height x width)114 x 76 x 64 mm
Weight0.8 kg
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price
excluding VAT
  • Starter set: Two batteries with GAL 1880 CV Professional quick charger: €299
  • Solo: €189

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2020, 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 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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