Electric Power Equipment Makers See 45 New Motors from Bosch


BROADVIEW, IL, January 12, 2009 - A total of 45 new DC electric motors for battery-powered portable power equipment have been announced by Robert Bosch LLC.

The new motors, based on existing power units already sold by Bosch in other
industries, claim to significantly expand the capabilities of DC electric motors
in large portable power equipment using batteries. Proven reliability and solid
price-performance relationships are also touted as advantages to the new
motors.

The motors are available in either 12V or 24V form in four of the five motor "families" announced by Bosch. Weights in rugged cases range from 0.5-3.8kg with up to 750W of power.

"The key factors in battery-powered equipment applications are extended power cycles, with low to medium torque. These motors have been proven to fulfill those requirements to the maximum," declares Kenn Langosch, Sales Manager for Industrial Motors for Bosch. "There are a host of potential battery-powered applications, ranging from portable floor-cleaning equipment to billboard rotators."

The five motor "families" unveiled by Bosch include:

o CHP Family - 15 motors, 12/24V; nominal current 0.7-10A, nominal
power 12-53W, breakaway torque 3-30 Nm.

o CEP Family - Six motors, all 24V; nominal current 2.5-7A, nominal power 10.5-26W, breakaway torque 20-40 Nm. The above two families are suitable for a broad range of portable power equipment, including power outriggers on private fishing boats.

o GPA Family - Eight motors, 12/24V; nominal current 14-75A, nominal power 455-750W, breakaway torque 6.4-12Nm. These motors are particularly well adapted to floor cleaning equipment and similar applications.

o CPB Family - 10 motors, 12/24V; nominal current 2.5-13A, nominal power 24-120W, breakaway torque 26-450Nm. Used in billboard rotators and other portable applications.

o FPG Family - Six motors, 12/24V; nominal current 3.5-9A, nominal power 8.9-11.6W, breakaway torque 9-12.2Nm. Ideal for larger rotating surfaces.

Bosch DC electric motors are manufactured worldwide in ISO9000 and ISO14000-certified plants, Langosch adds. The benefits for installers and users are uniform international quality and rapid availability almost anywhere on the planet.

In addition to offering a line of DC electric motors with off-the-shelf availability, Bosch is a global supplier of switches, relays, sensors and other related equipment. The company is also uniquely positioned to offer integrated and engineered systems as well as individual motors.

A detailed catalog of Bosch motors for portable and battery-powered equipment as well as other applications is available online at boschibusiness.com. A hard-copy catalog as well as consultation and engineering support are available by contacting Kenn Langosch, Sales Manager, (ph) 708-865-5286, e-mail kenn.langosch@us.bosch.com.

In the industrial motor arena, Bosch is a global leader in the design and manufacture of DC motors. Bosch has 132 manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the world,
allowing for unusual flexibility in design and manufacture, and shorter design and delivery times than other suppliers, all at very competitive prices.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some
280,000 associates generated sales of 45.1 billion euros ($66.4 billion) in fiscal year
2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch
spends more than 3.5 billion euros, or eight percent of its sales revenue, for research and development and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original
equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power
tools, security and packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar
energy and healthcare. Bosch employs nearly 24,000 associates in more than 70
locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with reported sales of $8.6 billion in fiscal 2008. For more information on the company, visit www.boschusa.com.

For more information on Bosch industrial motors, visit www.bosch-ibusiness.com.

Press Inquiries:

Richard Moritz
Target Communications Inc.
Phone: 610-279-1234
dick.moritz@targetc.com

Robert Bosch LLC
2800 South 25th Avenue
Broadview, IL 60155
E-mail: Pam.Krebs@us.bosch.com
Telephone 708-865-5585
Fax: 708-786-3544

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