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MACS names 2012 new product showcase winners
The 2012 MACS Convention and Trade Show featured a new products showcase with 28 new mobile A/C and engine cooling products on display. A panel of the motor press attending the show judged these products as stand-outs in three categories: Most innovative new product: Airsept Smart Splice multi-purpose A/C line repair kit. Including Line Splice, a 5-minute metal line repair with no line removal and no special tools required; Line Terminator, which blocks the line to a rear evaporator; and In-line Service Port, which replaces defective or hard to reach service ports with a 5-minute install. Best use of technology in a new product: C2 Camera The C2 camera is a side-viewing borescope with patented UV lighting technology. The unique UV LED-lit borescope tool allows you to inspect and document hard to reach places. Capture and review images that can be downloaded and e-mailed to your customers. Most service friendly new product: Heater Treater The Heater Treater replaces the plastic blend door in the HVAC system with steel. Replacing the existing door with another plastic door is at best a stop-gap solution. The failure is a result of excessive forces generated by the DC servo motor in the operation of the door. Heater Treater was shown for Dodge Ram, Chevy Tahoe and Ford F-150.
The 2012 board of directors have elected their officers for the 2012 board term. Serving this year are: Chairman: Andy Fiffick, Rad-Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, Ohio. Past Chairman: Michael Deese, Santech Industries, Dallas, Texas. Vice Chairman: Gus Swensen, Cool Car Auto Air, Columbus, Ga. Treasurer: Peter Coll, Neutronics, Exton, Pa. Secretary: David Jack, Denso Sales, Long Beach, Calif.
MACS training clinics
Please check the clinic calendar page on the MACS website at www. macsw.org for a current list of MACS clinics. If you would like to schedule a clinic, please call 215-631-7020, x304.
MACS introduces new mobile A/C training video
MACS Worldwide and Automotive Video introduce a new MACS mobile A/C training video, "MACS Quick A/C Hits." Help your customers keep their cool with the latest in mobile A/C service with Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS manager of service training. Since systems are constantly being updated with new technology and service procedures, Paul goes in-depth to show you the latest techniques so you can quickly diagnose A/C repairs. Topics covered include: GM filters inside the lines; Service valve core torque – why it’s important; Clutchless compressors – an in-depth look; A helpful tool for electrical diagnosis; Should you replace the blower motor when the resistor or module fails; Those special multiple electrical connectors; A/C repair case studies – lessons learned; The sequence is important – install, but then initialize; and You can’t troubleshoot properly without accurate test readings. Members of MACS can purchase the MACS Quick A/C Hits DVD for $99 plus shipping. Non-members can purchase it for $124 plus shipping. Call 215-631-7020 to order or visit the MACS website at www.macsw.org.
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MACS board of directors and officers installed at convention
The MACS board of directors has 13 members, four each from the Service and Repair, Distribution and Manufacturing membership divisions, plus the past chairman. Six members are elected annually to two-year terms. Re-elected this year from the Service membership were Jim Atkinson of Car Repair Company, Scottsdale, AZ, and Andy Fiffick of Rad-Air Complete CarCare in Cleveland. In the Distributor member section, Randy Rankin of Ranshu, Reno, NV and Mark Schmitz, Global Parts Distributors, Macon, GA were re-elected. David Jack of Denso Sales California, Long Beach, CA and Mary Koban, Dupont Fluoroproducts, Wilmington, DE were re-elected from the Manufacturing section. 40 ACTION • March / April 2012
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - March/April 2012
ACtion Magazine - March/April 2012
Under the Southern Cross
News & Updates
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
MACS Convention Technical Sessions
New Products & Services
ACtion Magazine - March/April 2012