MAHLE Service Solutions debuted its next generation lineup of ArcticPRO A/C handling systems to safely and precisely process R134a and R1234yf refrigerants at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.
The newly designed machines include four units (ACX2180, ACX2180H, ACX2150, and ACX2120H) to recover, recycle, and recharge vehicles equipped with R134a refrigerant. Two new units (ACX2280 and ACX2250) are available to service vehicles that are factory filled with the new R1234yf refrigerant.
MAHLE offers a large 7-inch capacitive LCD touch screen and an intuitive user interface so technicians can navigate menus with ease. Each unit is fully automatic, so the machine can run virtually unattended to allow technicians extra time to perform other duties. A bright LED indicator light at the top of the unit comes on when the service is completed and is easily visible from afar.
A convenient IOS and Android capable phone app allows technicians to remotely mirror A/C service sessions and other advanced functions like push notifications
The added benefit of Wi-Fi capability ensures that the software on each unit is up-to-date with all the latest functional software enhancements available. A remote technician feature allows MAHLE’s technical support team access to a unit over Wi-Fi for advanced troubleshooting and support.
For shops that need data management and reporting metrics, the new ACX models can log and monitor services allowing for analytics for proactive service reminders, refrigerant use optimization and warranty reporting.
A built-in refrigerant identifier to ensure that the proper refrigerant is being serviced is standard on the ACX2280, while an internal identifier with a separate sample hose is available on the ACX2250. Both units service R1234yf vehicles.
Several models have an oil system management function to provide automatic weighing of recovered oil, allowing accurate replenishment of oil removed during service. Built in network printing allows full page service reports for customers. Optionally, built in thermal printers are also available.