Auto Service World
News   September 29, 2015   by Steve Pawlett

Mahle ArcticPRO ACX1280 A/C Machine Receives MOTOR Magazine Award


Mahle Service Solutions was named a recipient in the MOTOR magazine Top 20 Tool Award competition for its ArcticPRO ACX1280 A/C machine that efficiently processes the new R1234yf refrigerant. The award was announced by the publication in its September 2015 issue.

For over 20 years, MOTOR Magazine has reviewed the latest and most innovative tools from global automotive tool designers, manufacturers and suppliers and recognized the top 20 offerings based on originality, application and other select criteria.

Earlier this year, the ACX1280 received the “Best Use of Technology” new product award at the 2015 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show. Several global automotive vehicle manufacturers have chosen to equip their dealerships with the ACX1280 as an essential service tool.

The ACX1280, which recovers over 95% of the highly valuable R1234yf refrigerant from the vehicle HVAC system, complies with all applicable performance and safety requirements set forth by the SAE J2843 standard. Additionally, an array of automated features saves time for technicians as it gives them the ability to step away from the machine to complete other tasks while the machine works. This enables maximum uptime and faster service support to increase shop productivity.

While other U.S. manufacturers only offer an internal refrigerant identifier, the ArcticPRO ACX1280 by Mahle Service Solutions is available with either an internal or external identifier; offering technicians greater flexibility in choosing what is right for them. The unobstructed accessibility, also an industry exclusive, makes maintenance easier than ever for service professionals. All of these features help support the low cost of ownership that the ACX1280 provides.