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When one considers the increased
amount of service time required,
coupled with a more thorough job
completed, cost becomes a unique
consideration. Abbott says service providers should keep this in mind and
charge accordingly.

MARKET TRENDS
Not only are new-to-market A/C
machines accommodating R-1234yf, but
they include new features to help make
service streamlined and smart. Manufacturers are limited to what they can
put on machines as they strive to meet
SAE standards, so accessories can help
enhance A/C service for both technicians and vehicle owners.
Built-in refrigerant identification is
a significant feature of new A/C equipment, along with features like Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as

automatic software and system updates.
Some machines on the market handle
one type of refrigerant, while others
can recover, recycle, and are certified
to meet SAE J3030 for use on R-134a
and R-1234yf systems. R-134a service
equipment and system components are
not interchangeable with R-1234yf systems unless they meet SAE standards. To
prevent contamination, the two systems
will have a different service port.
CPS' Abbott says the FX3030 is the
company's leading dual-gas unit on the
market. It is certified to SAE J3030 and
can change from R-134a to R-1234yf in
less than ten minutes. The company also
offers a universal A/C oil that is compatible with R-1234yf and R-134a and
is hybrid safe.
It's up to a shop owner to decide if
they want two dedicated units (one for
R-134a and one for R-1234yf) or a unit

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Technicians should consider changes that will
affect A/C service with R-1234yf, such as time
to complete service, cost, and quality.

that can handle both.
"There are a lot of things going on [in
the industry]," says MAHLE's Kinkade.
"There are products [available] now,
[which] you can attach to the system,
[that will take] temperature and pressure readings to pinpoint diagnostics to
see if you can find a component issue or
a blockage for an evaporator; there are
more tools available for that."
Touchscreen interfaces are another
new - and popular - feature. Screens can
provide additional information while
technicians perform the service.
Robinair's latest machines have a
large, 10.5" touchscreen to display more
information to technicians on the job.
The 34998 is Robinair's connected


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