2015 AAPEX: Mahle Expands A/C Service Equipment Line
Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., announced two additions to its line of ArcticPro air conditioning (A/C) units at the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo in Las Vegas.
The new units are:
* ArcticPro ACX1185, which integrates Mahle's TechPro diagnostic tool to service vehicles that use R134a refrigerant; and
* ArcticPro ACX1285, which integrates TechPro to service vehicles that use the new R1234YF refrigerant.
Both units have a larger 7-inch LCD touch screen.
“Offering these units with TechPro integration allows technicians to diagnose A/C issues without having to hook up a separate scan tool and A/C machine, plus it automatically retrieves the VIN,” says Jon Douglas, general manager, Mahle Aftermarket Inc. “This also provides techs with speedy diagnostic procedures and the ability to provide consumers with a comprehensive report to review.”
TechPRO is Mahle’s new diagnostic scan tool that decodes a vehicle identification number (VIN) in one second with one click. The vehicle communication interface (VCI) and software can be used with a technician’s current desktop, laptop or tablet, making it unnecessary to buy or lease extra hardware
In addition to its high-end Smart AC products with TechPro, Mahle Service Solutions has added three value-priced units to its ArcticPRO lineup: including the ACX1120H, ACX1150 and ACX1150H. All three units service vehicles that use the R134a refrigerant and include new Eco Lock couplers which minimize any refrigerant leak in the atmosphere. Eco Lock sets new milestones in ecological, economical and efficient A/C servicing.
The ACX1120H has a large, back-lit LCD screen and alphanumeric keypad, while the ACX1150 and ACX1150H feature a 4.3-inch touch screen display with an intuitive user interface. The ACX 1120H and ACX1150H are designed for servicing all passenger cars, trucks and hybrid vehicles.
The ACX 1120H, 1150, and 1150H include a high-performance vacuum pump that saves four minutes off the service time compared to a typical double stage pump. All three units include a supercharge function that allows technicians to service any vehicle under any climate condition, without having to wait for the vehicle to cool down.
All of the new ArcticPro units will be available for sale during the first quarter of 2016.