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96 T O O L S & E Q U I PME N T The Millennitool age has arrived Eric Streuli, UK training manager for Bosch Professional Power Tools, summarises the Can you remember life practical and time-saving advantages of connected tools without mobile phones? If you were a heating and plumbing installer fitting out a new building, contacting your base for information might have meant searching for a red call box. And if your base needed to contact you, there was little option but to drive over to the site. Today our mobiles not only keep us in touch with people, but link us to the internet and its endless possibilities. We can even connect with objects, in the Internet of Things – which brings us neatly to the idea of connected tools. Just as you wonder how you ever functioned without a mobile phone, you will soon question how you managed to work without tool connectivity. So what does tool connectivity offer? Each Bosch connected tool contains a compact connectivity module which establishes Bluetooth connection between the tool, your smartphone and the free Bosch Toolbox app, enabling twoway communication. Say you want to apply your preferred KickBack Control, precision clutch and other settings to your combi drill, or adjust its configuration for a particular task. You can give those instructions via your phone and the system will memorise them for future reference. With wireless connection, you don’t even need to be close to the tool. In return, the tool will tell you things like its condition and its operating history. It will warn you, for example, if it is overheating, or if there is some other problem with its motor, battery or electronics. You can access and log detailed data on its usage, including sensor activations and runtime, along with troubleshooting advice, reference information and essential indicators such as charge level. In addition to combi drills, drill drivers, angle grinders and other power tools, connected technology is available for measuring and lighting enquiry number 164 NWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINWINW YOUR CHANCE TO WIN To highlight the benefits of equipment. If you want to change your laser alignment or the brightness of your floodlights, for instance, but you are some distance away and up a ladder, just use your phone as a remote control. Managing your tool inventory is also made easier by connectivity, from quick and simple initial registration of tools to monitoring where they are, who you loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. These are just a few of the benefits of Bosch connectivity, but there are many more – and extra capabilities are being added all the time. As each advance emerges, the Toolbox app will be updated with new features to keep you and your connected tool a step ahead. In short, Bosch connectivity is your key to working faster and smarter, and future-proofing your business. Win a Bosch Professional Combi Drill and activity tracker watch... www.hpmmag.com September 2017 connectivity, Bosch Professional is offering a prize that will propel one lucky HPM reader into the Millennitool era. The prize consists of: • A Bosch GSB 18 V-60 C Professional Combi Drill complete with Bosch Professional Connectivity Module • A versatile, stylish, ultra-modern Withings ‘Activité Steel’ activity tracker watch. When you choose Bosch connected tools, you upgrade yourself as well as your equipment. Bosch connectivity means working faster and smarter – and future-proofing your business. Tool use is evolving, and Bosch wants to make sure you’re a Millennitool – not a Neandertool! In addition to the high efficiency, extended lifetime and long battery runtime advantages of its powerful brushless EC motor, this advanced cordless combi drill benefits from the latest electronic aids. They include KickBack Control to help avoid jamming-related accidents, Electronic Motor Protection to prevent overload damage and Electronic Precision Control for more sensitive work with delicate materials. For your chance to win the prize (phone not included), just answer the following question: How are jamming-related accidents avoided on the Bosch Combi Drill? A) Kickback Control B) Slickback Control C) Brickback Control To enter, simply note the enquiry number below on the enquiry card at the back of the magazine and FREEPOST back to us. All entries must be sent in by September 30, 2017. Answer A 165 Answer B 166 Answer C 167


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