Press release #Power Tools

Productive working: Occupational health and safety from Bosch for pros

Extensive system with immediate to long-term protection

  • Immediate protection minimizes the risk of injury in day-to-day work
  • Long-term protection prevents health risks
  • Bosch solutions support a range of requirements
Manuel Roj

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Added value thanks to high user and health protection – Bosch offers trades-people an extensive system for efficient and safe working. The spectrum rang-es from solutions which immediately minimize the risk of injury for the user to solutions which protect against long-term health risks. As an example of immediate protection, there are sensor-based functions such as KickBack Control: If the integrated sensor detects sudden blockages during the work process, for example when tilting a drill or cutting disc, this function will switch off the motor within a fraction of a second, minimizing the risk of injury caused by kickback.

Bosch is a leading manufacturer of sensors and utilizes synergies within the Bosch Group to offer added value to tradespeople through sensor-based tech-nology. KickBack Control has been integrated into 25 Bosch Professional power tools, such as the GBH 18V-26 (F) Professional rotary hammer, the GWS 18V-125 SC Professional angle grinder and the new GSR 18V-60 FC Professional FlexiClick drill/driver. Bosch offers the widest range of sensor-based protective functions on the market. More than four million professional power tools with KickBack Control have already been sold across the world – the advantage for the user is evident.

Immediate protection minimizes the risk of injury in day-to-day work
Another example of the use of sensors is Drop Control: If a tool falls, this func-tion immediately switches it off as soon as it hits the ground. The GWS 18V-125 SC Professional is the first power tool in the world to feature this function. It combines KickBack Control and Drop Control for maximum user protection in one tool. Mechanical and electronic functions such as overload clutch, restart protection, the Intelligent Brake System and the Protection Switch also offer reliable protection for tradespeople. Restart protection ensures that a device does not continue to run after the power supply has been interrupted. The Intelligent Brake System stops the disc of an angle grinder within just two seconds. If the angle grinder is equipped with Protection Switch, it will only run for as long as the switch is pressed. This allows users to always maintain full control of their tool.

Long term protection prevents health risks
The immediate protection of the user is not the only thing that matters – it is just as important to protect the user from vibrations and dust in the long-term. Bosch therefore provides tools with Vibration Control or vibration-proof handles. The GBH 18V-26 (F) Professional rotary hammer, for example, has a damping element which uncouples the main handle from the hammer drive, reducing active vibrations. The GSA 18V-32 Professional saber saw has a counterweight which constantly counteracts the inertial forces. This means that this saber saw offers the lowest vibrations in its class. This vibration damping principle also comes into play in the hammer design.

Beyond this, Bosch also provides an extensive range of dust extraction solu-tions: The Click & Clean system comprises of tools, wet/dry extractors, dust ex-tractor accessories and L-Boxxes, which are precisely harmonized with each other and which function together to make work healthier, more tool-friendly, faster, more efficient and more precise. This includes the dust class M-certified GAS 35 M AFC Professional and GAS 55 M AFC Professional wet/dry extrac-tors. Both extractors are equipped with automatic filter cleaning, which offers a permanently high suction power and thus ensures a continuous work progress. Compact and powerful cordless dust extractors such as the GAS 18V-10 L Professional are ideal for mobile tasks. The Click & Clean system is compatible with various dust extraction systems, such as those designed for drilling and chiseling tools, or with extraction guards for angle grinders. They extract the dust directly from where it is produced. The result is healthier, less tiring and more precise working.

With the GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional rotary hammers, Bosch has gone one step further: These are the first 18 volt Bosch hammers with active integrated dust extraction. With these tools, Bosch is providing tradespeople with suitable solutions for a range of requirements.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2023, its roughly 19,500 associates generated sales of 5.6 billion euros, about 90 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 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, outdoor and garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, 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 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 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. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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