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Commercial vehicle innovation enabler: Bosch brings advanced solutions to the new Nikola Two truck

Nikola Motor Company showcased its hydrogen-electric powered semi-truck, the Nikola Two, live in action for the first time to the general public at its Nikola World event. Bosch technology and expertise helped Nikola to realize the fully functional Nikola Two hydrogen-electric truck with industry-ready heavy-duty truck components and systems. The technology and system approach is adaptable for use in Nikola's full line of vehicles, including the Nikola One Sleeper Cab and the Nikola Tre, a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets.

Bosch Wet/Dry Dust Extractor helps users meet OSHA silica dust regulation compliance

The Bosch GAS20-17AH Wet/Dry Dust Extractor is an industrial-grade powerhouse with a maximum 300 cfm (cubic feet of air per minute) capacity that filters fine dust, coarse dirt and liquids. The GAS20-17AH boasts 17-gallon capacity, and auto filter cleaning with HEPA filter to provide a complete package in helping users move toward OSHA silica dust regulation compliance. Its auto filter-clean system activates every 15 seconds and the HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of particles at 0.3 microns and larger.

Bosch interconnected sensors enhance efficiency and utilization rates of vehicle fleets

It is a real headache, as well as a potential cause of delay, when vehicles such as excavators or dump trucks cannot be located on huge construction sites. Where exactly are my vehicles? And how many hours have they been in operation? It is questions like these that fleet operators in the construction industry and agricultural sector have to be able to answer if they want to deploy their vehicles as efficiently as possible. This is where the Bosch asset tracing solution – or Bosch TRACI for short – comes into its own. The robust, IoT-based connectivity solution can be easily retrofitted to existing vehicles. "Bosch TRACI provides all the relevant data needed to enhance the efficiency and utilization rate of any vehicle fleet," says Jan Philipp Büchner, the product manager responsible for Bosch TRACI. "It helps keep wait, search, and transportation times to a minimum." The Bosch solution comprises a sensor box, cloud-based evaluation software, and a wide array of digital services.

Triax, Bosch integrate asset tracking with efficiency tools

Triax Technologies, Inc., a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, and Bosch Power Tools announced the integration of the Bosch Bluehound asset tracking solution with Triax's flagship Spot-r system. Now, for the first time, construction firms will be able to collect and monitor real-time worker, equipment and tool location; asset utilization; and safety data.

GPS capability on Bosch breaker hammers gives site managers real-time location tracking

Time and money are two of the most important commodities around and ensuring optimum use of these resources means key assets must be available when needed. For many jobsites that require concrete demolition work, a breaker, demolition or rotary hammer needs to be on hand. According to Bosch, their GSH27-26 Brute Turbo is the world's first breaker hammer with GPS tracking that makes sure jobsite managers know where this powerful tool is at all times; a retrofit option (GPS25-4) brings the same capability to all current Bosch SDS-max hammers.

Bosch 360-degree Three-Plane Leveling and Alignment Line Lasers in green beam and red beam versions

Bosch GLL3-330CG, GLL3-330C and GLL3-300 Three-Plane Leveling and Alignment Line Lasers deliver accuracy, long range and convenient all-in-one job layout to meet a variety of levelling and alignment tasks on the jobsite. The self-levelling lasers provide one 360-degree horizontal plane and two 360-degree vertical planes with references that cover the floor, wall and ceiling to serve all levelling needs. The two vertical lines cross at 90-degree angles so the user can quickly arrange and square the layout of the room from one mark.

Bosch laser measure tools deliver realiable distance measuring in bright light

Using a standard laser measure outside is often a hit or miss affair, dependent upon cloud cover, trees and a building roof or overhang that may block the sun. The Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C Connected Laser Measure with Viewfinder and the Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400CL Connected Laser Measure with Camera rely on a 5.0-megapixel, 8X zoom camera with scratch-proof screen to find the laser target at up to 400 feet in bright conditions, expansive indoor space or against busy backdrops. The easy-to-read colour display illuminates large numbers and provides clear resolution in dark areas. The BLAZE GLM400CL version can take photos and comes with memory for 50 measurements and storage for up to 200 images and has a lithium-ion battery.

Bosch Bluehound takes the worry out of asset tracking on large projects

Bosch Bluehound offers an asset-tracking solution that brings transparency to a variety of business-wide information requirements. Software capabilities include user-driven customization, cost accounting, certification tracking, digital information warehousing, safety monitoring, asset delivery tracking and end-of-day asset tracking.

Nikola Motor Company, Bosch developing commercial powertrain of the future

Electrification is becoming bigger than you imagined. By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the Nikola One and Two, a class 8 hydrogen-electric truck lineup that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft. lbs. of torque - nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road - all with "zero local emissions," as previously announced by Nikola. 

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MeasureOn app gives clear digital view of project details

Lose the pencil and paper; ditch the project binder. With the new Bosch MeasureOn app, users get a clear digital overview of all project details – including floor plans, measurements, photos and notes. These features are all viewable with a smartphone or tablet in one app. MeasureOn is free to download and free to use. The app will be available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Robert Bosch Power Tool Corporation and Simpson Strong-Tie Alliance Moves into High Gear

Last year at this time, Robert Bosch Tool Corp., Mt. Prospect, Ill., a leading global manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories, and Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a leading provider of concrete, masonry and anchor repair solutions, launched their strategic alliance at the STAFDA convention. Now they’re a powerful team bringing the concrete construction market the most complete end-to-end concrete anchoring solution available. And that’s just for starters.

Bosch Launches GLM 100 C Laser Measure with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Bosch Measuring Tools combines the precision of laser measures with the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless technology with the launch of the GLM 100 C Laser Measure. Featuring an extended measuring distance, best-in-class memory storage and angle measurement in two axis, this innovative product allows users to make accurate measurements that are instantly transferred to smart devices via the free Bosch Measurement mobile app.

Bosch Announces Versatile New Three-Line Laser For Layout Applications

Bosch Measuring Tools has introduced an innovative new three-line laser designed to tackle level, align, plumb and square applications with one-time setup. The GLL 3-50 offers the ultimate in versatility and ease of use for a variety of professionals, including general contractors, framers, drywallers, remodelers, and window/door installers.

Bosch Introduces New Dust Extraction System for Improved Jobsite Dust Collection

As the benchmark for jobsite dust and dirt collection standards continue to grow, Bosch has recently introduced a portable solution with a new lineup of nine- and 14-gallon vacuums. The VAC090S and VAC090A nine-gallon vacuums and VAC140S and VAC140A 14-gallon vacuums not only increase dust extraction performance with a best-in-class cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) rate and suction power, but they also decrease the loss of suction by offering two options of on-board filter cleaning; semi-automatic and automatic. These features are especially important in applications that require premium dust extraction such as tuckpointing, concrete surfacing, concrete drilling, cutting and chipping concrete, and collecting a diversity of dust particles in stationary workshops.