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News   February 13, 2015   by Auto Service World

New ACX Series Machines From Mahle Help Shops Safely Service R134a And R1234yf Refrigerants

MahleService Solutions has announced the release of ACX, its new line of ArcticPRO A/C service equipment. The ACX1280 series is designed to competently, efficiently and safely service the new R1234yf refrigerant worldwide. The ACX1180 series is specifically designed to handle R134a refrigerant.

The ACX1280 is certified to meet all applicable performance and safety standards in the stringent SAE J2843 standard. The ACX1280 features fully automatic servicing to ensure easy, time-saving and precise service on R1234yf air conditioning systems in vehicles.

“What sets the ACX1280 apart from the competition is the option to purchase the machine with either an internal or external refrigerant identifier system,” said Max Dull, general manager, Mahle Service Solutions. “This gives technicians the opportunity to choose what works best for them. Other U.S. competitors only offer an internal identifier.”

The ACX1180 series for R134a is a flexible machine that can be easily customized to meet the exact needs of technicians. It features the ability to add a printer, a refrigerant identifier and TechALERT, MAHLE Service Solutions’ patented remote paging device. TechALERT allows one technician to monitor as many as four machines while performing a separate service elsewhere in the shop.

The ACX1180 provides higher service accuracy than competitors with an easy-to-use control panel with large pressure face gauges. It meets the SAE J2788 standard for certified performance and accuracy. The ACX1180H is available for servicing hybrid vehicles.

With easy access for service and maintenance tasks, both the ACX1280 and 1180 series mean maximum uptime and faster service support.