An impartial panel of the automotive press determined four winners from the new products featured at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show held on Friday, February 12h at the Caribe Royale Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Chosen as Most Innovative New Product was the Yellow Jacket refrigerant management system automatic for R-134a and R-1234yf controlled by a portable computer tablet. (Attached figure 1)
Selected as the Most Service Friendly product was the Coyote 2” mirage retainer with two inch hose adapter. The Coyote component features a unique flex-hose retainer design eliminating need for clips or screws.
Two products were selected winners for best use of technology. They were the Mahle Service Solutions Arctic Pro 1285 that is fully-integrated with TechPRO Automotive Diagnostic System, providing A/C diagnostics and HVAC system testing, and the Shift Mobility CoolitGuide app for smart phone and tablet. CoolitGuide provides repair centers with instant access to A/C and Cooling System Specifications for all vehicle makes and models, speeding up troubleshooting and repairs. Coolit Guide includes detailed information on refrigerant capacity, oil viscosity, maintenance schedules, replacement parts, vacuum diagrams, and part illustrations.
Since 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry.
MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services. MACS has assisted more than 1-million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.
To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at www.macsw.org. The MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show, Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons will take place February 15-18 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA.