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Bosch innovation on show
With the Acquisition of SPX Service
Solutions, which is now Bosch Automotive
Service Solutions, Bosch Automotive
Aftermarket offers workshops and retailers a
comprehensive portfolio of products it claims
is unmatched worldwide, which will be
highlighted on the Robert Bosch stand (E16)
at the AAA Expo.
The newly purchased OTC brand
showcases the cutting edge of automotive
diagnostic technology including the PC-VCi
A tablet PC with automatic updates via the
shop's wireless internet controls a host of
wireless options including a scanner, two
channel lab scope, smoke meter and gas
The standalone OTC D730P scanner
utilises the company's knowledge of OE and
aftermarket scan tools to give you class
leading coverage and easy to use operation.
The Bosch OEM scanners covering GM
Tech2 and the latest MDI are now available
offering a full-spectrum diagnostic and
Another unique Bosch product developed
in the United States is a crash data retrieval
module with software for analysing data from
the airbag module triggered after an accident.
The new ESI[tronic] 2.0 operating
software powering the Bosch KTS range
unravels the complexity of today's vehicles
providing simple guided ECU diagnosis with
the most comprehensive troubleshooting
software information on the market, from
fault code to replacement part information.
The Bosch KTS scanner range offers a
number of options from standalone units to
wireless modules with connectivity to a laptop
or a specialised Bosch DCU130 tablet PC.
The DCU130 can also control the
KTStruck module that has comprehensive
European and expanding Asian coverage.
The new Bosch FSA 500 Vehicle System
Analyser can be combined with the KTS
scanner to greatly enhance their analysis
This Bluetooth motor test module offers
mobile flexibility but also with the option of a
modular trolley mounted system that can also
include an integrated gas analyser.
Bosch Common Rail diagnosis is
supported by a number of diesel pressure
testing systems and culminates in the EPS
200 which offers an automatic test sequence
for pressure testing CR passenger and truck
The Bosch SMT 300 Smoke Tester has a
built in safety features for EVAP testing and is
suitable for leak testing any closed system
found in today's vehicles.
A comprehensive range of hybrid vehicle
equipment is available with high voltage CAT
IV rated multimeters, an isolation tester and
a function in the fully automatic Bosch
ACS751 Air Conditioning Service unit
allowing the correct servicing for hybrid
The newly purchased Robinair brand
showcases the market leading and hybrid
vehicle compatible ACS 34988i model with a
patented 'deep recovery' system.
Many new vehicles are considered micro-
hybrids as they offer start/stop technology
requiring high energy batteries which can be
tested and charged with the Bosch Battery
These batteries must be also coded to the
vehicles which is another feature offered with
the Bosch KTS scanner range.
The Beissbarth six and eight toe CCD
Aligners are the industry standard for fast,
reliable and accurate wireless wheel
alignment, with the top of the line Easy 3D
offering maximum technical performance and
Beissbarth also offers a range of reliable
general workshop level wheel balancers.
Combined with passenger and truck tyre
changers, this comprehensive range of wheel
service equipment is now complemented with
OTC tools such as the Hub Grappler Kit for
servicing wheel hubs and bearings.
Bosch said the acquisition of SPX Service
Solutions allows it to offer the most
comprehensive service solution for today's
Apart from the diagnostic and service
equipment which will be showcased on stand
E16, Bosch offers comprehensive system
training and a professional service hotline.
For more than 125 years, Bosch innovations have kept vehicles on the road with
improving safety and technology.
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