Tools, ideas and what's coming next for the A/C service professional
By Paul Weissler
he 2014 MACS
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.
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