Bosch has set a new benchmark in charging technology for cordless tools with its Wireless Charging System, based on inductive energy transfer.
Bosch’s Wireless Charging System is user-friendly and boosts productivity, as the batteries stay in the tool and can be parked on the charging station during every work interruption in order to charge them. “Integrating charging into the workflow is therefore very straightforward. The result is that the tools are always ready to be used,” Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager Campbell Mhodi comments.
While professional tradespeople who use cordless tools have to be mobile, they need to schedule time-out in order to charge their tools. This is a major limiting factor in semi-industrial production, such as furniture manufacture, the electrical industry or vehicle construction.
“Contactless energy transfer is especially beneficial in these applications, where it is considerably more cost-effective than conventional charging systems, as it eliminates the need for a second battery or expensive industrial charging station,” Mhodi explains.
The Wireless Charging System from Bosch is being launched with the GAL 1830 W Professional battery charger, the smallest charger on the market today for 18 V lithium-ion batteries. It features ‘Wireless Intelligence’, an electronic system that ensures communication between the charger and the battery.
It also starts the charging process, and adapts it to the current state of the battery. This ensures the battery is optimally charged in every temperature range, which also boosts the lifespan. The system solution includes a frame that is ideal for stationary applications. It can be mounted on work benches, shelves or other work surfaces, as a flexible and secure holder for the charger, battery and tool.
The GAL 1830 W Professional battery charger is accompanied by the GBA 18 V 2.0 Ah MW-B Professional from Bosch, a compact 18 V 2.0 Ah lithium-ion battery. It has a charge-level indicator and boasts Bosch’s CoolPack technology to improve heat dissipation. The battery is compatible with all Bosch 18 V professional power tools and chargers.
Additional components will be added as part of the long-term expansion of the Bosch Wireless Charging System, Mhodi concludes.
About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is the world market leader for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2014, its roughly 19,000 associates generated sales of 4.2 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about 35 percent of its sales in 2014 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2015, 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. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 290,000 associates generated sales of 48.9 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 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 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to deliver innovations for connected life. 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.”