Mahle's A/C Machine Is a 'Top 20' Tool

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Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., is a recipient in the Motor Magazine Top 20 Tool Award competition for its ArcticPro ACX1280 A/C machine that processes the new R1234yf refrigerant.

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.

“If we cannot bring something to the market that is better than what is currently available, we will not enter the market," says Jon Douglas, general manager, Mahle Aftermarket Inc. In the case of the ACX1280, we certainly believe that we have the best RRR device in the industry and it is an honor to receive industry accolades, like the Motor award, to substantiate our feeling.”

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.

Mahle says 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, according to Mahle.

The ArcticPro ACX1280 is available with either an internal or external identifier, to offer technicians greater flexibility in choosing what is right for them. Mahle says other U.S. manufacturers only offer an internal refrigerant identifier. 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, according to the company.

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