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News   December 21, 2011   by Auto Service World

Bosch Introduces Fluid Exchange Equipment Line

Bosch has introduced a new line of fluid exchange equipment.
The series includes Bosch automatic transmission fluid, engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid and differential fluid exchangers.
“People are keeping their vehicles longer than ever. Maintaining proper automotive fluid condition, and replacing it when needed, is still an important preventive maintenance service that helps customers extend the life of their vehicle. The proper equipment can make fluid exchange a routine operation for the shop,” said Tim Stumpff, product manager for Bosch Diagnostics Business Unit.
“The advanced new Bosch fluid exchange equipment, with rugged steel construction to withstand the shop environment, will improve the shop’s ability to efficiently exchange any of a vehicle’s fluids when appropriate, keep customer vehicles operating properly, and improve the shop’s bottom line through increased shop productivity,” Stumpff said.
Highlights of the rugged new Bosch fluid exchange units include:
–New ATX 200 and ATX 300 Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchangers offer fast, accurate and thorough transmission fluid exchanges. Both the ATX 200 and ATX 300 can exchange over 90% of the transmission fluid in a single pass in the transmission cooler line mode – all in only two to five minutes on average. Both models incorporate a suction ‘boost’ pump that decreases the service time on low-flow and temperature-controlled transmissions – increasing shop productivity. The ATX 300 adds the versatility of a dipstick mode, increasing service opportunities. Tech friendly, both units feature an easy-to-use keypad and an adaptor set for most transmission cooler lines, increasing the number of potential services. A patented bypass circuit protects the vehicle if power is interrupted.

–The BFX 200 Brake Flush System with an automated push/pull process completely flushes the entire brake system in the OEM-specified bleeding sequence, ensuring optimal fluid exchange while eliminating system contamination and purging air simultaneously for safe, superior service. Brake fluid exchanges are being recommended as routine maintenance, and the BFX 200 performs this profitable service efficiently and accurately. The BFX 200 can perform a complete brake fluid flush in 3 simple steps – all in less than 10 minutes on average. Featuring an efficient and simple three-step process, the unit includes universal adapters for a wide variety of master cylinders, and on-board waste brake fluid container.

–MCX 200 Multi-Coolant System Exchanger provides the quickest, most complete coolant exchange for all coolant types, and is the most versatile coolant exchange machine in the industry. The MCX 200 can quickly, accurately and thoroughly exchange a vehicle’s engine coolant in less than three minutes on average, while exchanging 92% to 98% of the coolant in a single pass. The machine hooks into the radiator hoses for true, thorough exchange, and includes a pressure switch to protect the vehicle cooling system from high pressure. A waste tank float switch protects the pump by shutting the pump off automatically when the tank is empty.

–VCX 100 and VCX 400 Coolant Flush products are designed to provide expert, high-demand coolant flush service These coolant/antifreeze exchangers offer dramatic visual appeal with a unique cylinder design that shows the old, dirty fluid being extracted and being replaced with new fluid, which can help sell the coolant flush service to customers. The VCX 100 and VCX 400 can quickly exchange all types of engine coolant in five to 15 minutes on average, and include a versatile cone adapter which allows the units to efficiently service most vehicle makes and models. The VCX 400 includes three new coolant cylinders to speed coolant selection and changeover, and both units’ feature easy-to-use ball valve controls and operate off of normal shop compressed air; no electricity is required.

–PSX 300 Power Steering Fluid Exchanger and DFX 100 Differential and Manual Transmission System Fluid Exchanger makes fluid exchange service for these systems simple and mess-free, while performing these services efficiently, quickly and accurately. The PSX 300 and DFX 100 can perform a complete power steering fluid exchange or gear oil change in five to 15 minutes on average, and both units are simple to operate by toggling the new and old fluid pump switches. Both units utilize a clear dual process hose and wand that is inserted into the vehicle’s power steering reservoir or, in the case of the DFX 100, the vehicle’s differential or transmission. The technician can then monitor the fluid condition through the clear hose as the machine extracts the old fluid and then refills with the new fluid. The service is complete once the waste fluid matches the colour of the new fluid.

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