Advanced interface makes accessory change up to 3x faster than conventional interface
Mt. Prospect, Ill., Jan. 14, 2019 – Bosch is the acknowledged leader in development of professional interface systems for power tools – interfaces so technically advanced that they’ve become industry standards. Today, the company has added another breakthrough to that impressive history with the introduction of the X-Lock interface for grinders.
Bosch metal-cutting and grinding abrasive wheels with the X-Lock mount offers a wheel change that’s three times faster than conventional interfaces. X-Lock wheels are ejected with a lever pull and firmly connected without the need for a spanner wrench or flange nuts. An audible snap tells the user that the wheel is installed securely on the tool.
“X-Lock promises to bring another level of performance and ease of use for trade professionals who rely on a grinder to get the job done each day,” said Anastasia Llamas, channel/product manager, Bosch Power Tools. “Of all the interfaces that Bosch has created (e.g. SDS, jigsaw, oscillating), the angle grinder interface has proven to be one of the most intricate. But the innovative design of Bosch X-Lock addresses the need for functionality greater functionality in a go-to jobsite tool.”
The X-Lock accessories not only provide faster change-out for grinders with X-Lock mounts, but most are backward compatible with standard 7/8 In. mounts. High-quality wheels will cover core grinding applications including but not limited to bonded discs, flap discs, wire wheels, and diamond blades.
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Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. According to preliminary figures, in 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros ($88 billion) in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development.
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Bosch in North America
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.www.boschusa.com.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.
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