The addition of a brushless EC motor to the Bosch GSB 18 V-EC Professional has doubled the lifespan of this popular compact tool.
“This forms part of the ‘dynamicseries’ from Bosch, a series of compact tools with a long battery runtime based on tried-and-tested models, Campbell Mhodi, Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager,” explains.
“They have a much longer lifespan thanks to the EC technology, lasting twice as long as competitor tools. This makes these compact tools especially suitable for serial applications, allowing for quick and efficient operations in finishing trades such as electricians, plumbers, and joiners,” Mhodi elaborates.
Bosch’s brushless EC motors are completely maintenance-free, unlike conventional DC motors with carbon brushes. In addition, the former operate at an efficiency rate of 80%, as opposed to the 60% to 70% efficiency rate of the latter.
“This high efficiency also means the tools do not get as hot, and can perform up to 30% more work per battery charge,” Mhodi reveals. In addition, Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) protects these compact tools against overload by shutting the motor down immediately if it stalls. The EC technology also allows for a compact and lightweight design.
Optional accessories for the GSB 18 V-EC include CYL-9 multi-purpose drill bits for a range of diverse construction activities. These drill bit feature an active centring tip for active cutting in concrete, fine-grade highly-durable carbide, extra-long life and best wear resistance, and diameter-optimised brazing and hardening technology to increase the robustness of the drill bits, and also to reduce vibration during drilling.
About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 one third of its sales in 2015 with products on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools launched more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments of Power Tools, Accessories, Measuring Tools and Garden Tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375 000 associates worldwide (as of 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion in 2015. 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 roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55 800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a 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’.
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