ACtion Magazine - May 2014 - (Page 22)

Tools, ideas and what's coming next for the A/C service professional By Paul Weissler T he 2014 MACS Training Event and Trade Show was a lot of things - a look at the present, some indications of the near future, and some practical ways to deal with everyday problems. Probably the most important question answered was the future of R-1234yf. The leading makers of Recovery/Recycle/Recharge (R/R/R) equipment all were there and demonstrating their machines, but not all of them were appropriate for the average independent garage. And off in a corner (and a major topic at the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee meeting that preceded the trade show) was the sign of a revival of strong interest in CO 2 refrigerant, otherwise known as R-744. 22 ACTION * May 2014 (photo: MACS) RTI displayed a recovery/recycle machine with a docking station for a handheld refrigerant identifier. (photo: P.Weissler) The Yellow Jacket recovery/recycle machine has a built-in refrigerant identifier with its own service port connector. (photo: P.Weissler) The hand-held identifier communicates with the RTI machine through a USB port: note the built-in printer.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - May 2014

Selling the right things
Season opener
Freeze Frame
Leonard's Law
Service Port
Virtual View
Last Watch
Member Profile
By the Numbers
Cooling Corner
Industry News
Association News
Letter to the editor
New Products

ACtion Magazine - May 2014