Press release #Power Tools

Simple working with low dust levels in the Professional 18V System: New Bosch dust extraction solutions for professionals

First M class cordless dust extractor and auto-start kit for cordless tools

  • High level of occupational health and safety during mobile use
  • Flexible and convenient use, with short set-up time
  • First M class 18V dust extractor in the Bosch range
  • Cross-brand auto-start kit ensures less dust when working with cordless tools

Stefanie Schaefer >


Bosch has a range of dust extraction solutions that provide trade and industry professionals with a simple way of reducing dust while working. The latest addition, the GAS 18V-12 MC Professional, is the first M class dust extractor in the Professional 18V System, making it suitable for tasks such as extracting quartz dust resulting from concrete processing and other activities. A low-dust environment also protects tools and accessories, allows a clear view of the workpiece, and enables more precise work. The extensive Bosch range features special dust extractors for drilling and chiseling, including dust extraction drills and chisels, dust extraction guards for angle grinders, as well as various wet/dry extractors that can be attached to power tools directly and without an adapter using the Click & Clean System. On top of that, Bosch now offers an auto-start retrofit solution for all existing corded vacuum cleaners in its range so that users have less dust when working with cordless tools. The auto-start kit, which comprises the GCT 30-42 Professional transmitter and GCA 30-42 Professional receiver, is also brand-neutral.

GAS 18V-12 MC Professional: up to 99.9% less dust

The GAS 18V-12 MC Professional wet/dry extractor provides professionals with the flexibility and compact design of a mobile tool combined with the high performance of a corded vacuum cleaner. It reliably filters 99.9% of dust thanks to its M classification while also having an IPx4 dust- and splash-resistance rating. A powerful Biturbo motor lets the GAS 18V-12 MC Professional produce an air flow rate of up to 30 l per second – powered by a single battery. If this falls below 20 l per second due to a filter blockage, for example, the integrated volume flow monitoring system alerts the user with an audible and visual signal. The dimensions of the filter are designed for day-to-day construction site operations, and the conical shape allows a vortex to be created inside the dust extractor so that dust collects more slowly on the filter. In addition, the filter is automatically cleaned each time the battery cover is closed, ensuring high suction performance for longer. The GAS 18V-12 MC Professional has antistatic properties that are unique on the market. Electric charge is dissipated over the components in such a way that less dust sticks to the tool, and all the dust particles are reliably extracted into the container or disposal bag, protecting the user against discharge as well. The net volume is 8 l, or 6 l for wet extraction. One highly convenient feature of the GAS 18V-12 MC Professional is the auto-start mode, made possible by the GCT 30-42 Professional transmitter, which comes standard. After being attached to the power tool, the transmitter switches the extractor on and off automatically based on the vibrations it detects.

Auto-start retrofit kit makes for less dust when working with cordless tools

The GCT 30-42 Professional and GCA 30-42 Professional modules, which take the form of a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver, make up the retrofittable auto-start kit for all corded professional dust extractors from Bosch. Designed specifically as an open system, the modules can be used to retrofit many other cordless tools and corded dust extractors from any manufacturer thanks to the integrated socket, provided that they are compatible. The small transmitter is attached to the cordless tool using a flexible yet robust rubber band. After initial pairing, it is connected automatically to the receiver located in the socket of the dust extractor and enables the tool to be switched on and off automatically according to the vibrations detected. If required, the dust extractor can also be operated manually. In this case, the transmitter is used just like a conventional remote control. Another significant advantage compared to existing solutions on the market is that important functions such as the dust extractor’s follow-up time are retained when using the auto-start retrofit kit from Bosch. The transmitter also has an IP54 rating, making it dust- and splash-resistant. Integrated LEDs on both the transmitter and receiver indicate the system status. If the two lights are yellow, for example, the transmitter and receiver are too far away from each other.

The GAS 18V-12 MC Professional wet/dry extractor and the auto-start kit are available as of now. All prices are recommended retail prices and do not include VAT.

You can find the tool specifications table in the PDF, see “download”.
Subject to change.

Tags: Power Tools

Contact person for press inquiries:
Stefanie Schaefer
Phone: +49 711 758-1488

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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