FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Feb. 11, 2016) — Mahle Aftermarket Inc.'s Service Solutions division is showcasing its “Smart A/C” technology at the 2016 Mobile Air Condition Society (MACS) Training Event and Trade Show.
The event takes place through Feb. 13 at the Caribe Royal Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
Located at MACS booth No. 317, Mahle Service Solutions is displaying its new ArcticPRO air conditioning service units integrated with the TechPRO automotive diagnostic system, the firm said. Its display will highlight much of the company's equipment offerings, including new and different models with updated features and benefits for users.
Mahle's ArcticPRO ACX1185 A/C service machine for vehicles that use R134a refrigerant and the ArcticPRO ACX1285 machine for vehicles using the new R1234YF refrigerant — the heart of the SMART A/C line — will be featured prominently in the exhibit. The two machines are the first A/C service equipment that have been fully integrated with TechPRO, providing A/C diagnostics and HVAC system testing seamlessly integrated into the service process, according to the company.
Mahle said the TechPRO was engineered to give technicians a faster and easier way to diagnose and repair vehicles. It can be used with Windows-based desktop computers, laptops or tablets, making it unnecessary to buy or lease extra hardware.
Technicians using the ACX1185 and ACX1285 can automatically identify a vehicle — via a vehicle communication interface (VCI) VIN decode — and DTC read in seconds to access vehicle data, training information and software updates wirelessly with the Bluetooth-enabled VCI.
Controlled by a 7-inch LCD touch screen, the SMART A/C units can generate customisable reports to show vacuum graphing and the leak rate as it happens, Mahle said. Both machines have remote service capabilities and have the option to expand to an external display.
Also at MACS 2016, Mahle will feature the ArcticPRO ACX1180C for refrigerant 134a. The 1180C is the OEM heavy-duty commercial version of the company's popular ACX1180.
Mahle said the ACX1180C features an integrated printer, three temperature sensors, four pressure sensors and a micron sensor. In addition, it is hybrid-certified, providing greater system diagnostic capabilities.
Loaded with a 50-pound internal cylinder and factory-installed heater belt, the ACX1180C produces faster service times and higher service accuracy for OEM-style A/C servicing, according to the company.