ACtion Magazine - May 2014 - (Page 34)
Save the date for MACS 2015 Training
Event and Trade Show
MACS Annual Training Event and Trade
Show will take place February 5-7, 2015 at the
Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel and Convention
Center in Orlando, Florida. The 2015 program
theme is Meet me at MACS and Make Connections that Matter! Industry networking is
the number one reason attendees cite for coming
to the MACS Training Event and Trade Show,
so while the state-of-the-art training line-up is
extremely important, networking is a top priority.
The MACS Caribe Royale hotel room rate
will be $155 (plus tax), single or double, per
Room reservations can be made any time
until January 5, 2015 at 800-823-8300.
MACS is working hard to produce a powerhouse training schedule with an overall focus on
total vehicle climate and thermal management.
There will be extra emphasis on the heavy duty
and off-road marketplace, which has become
a real growth area for mobile A/C service and
photo: Celebration Golf Club
The annual MACS golf tournament will
take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
at Celebration Golf Course, with an early teeoff time of 8:30 AM. Learn more about this
premiere golf venue at www.celebrationgolf.
MACS Training Event and Trade Show
program registration will open on September
1, 2014. You'll be able to ﬁnd all the information at www.macsw.org
MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show
There are new availabilities for sponsorship for MACS 2015 Training Event and
Trade Show. Companies wishing to sponsor
can contact Marion Posen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215/631-7020 x 304.
ACTION * May 2014
Early-commitment Gold Level sponsors
include; ACDELCO, DENSO, MEI, TSI Supercool and Universal Air Conditioner. Silver
Level sponsors include: Bergstrom, Four Seasons, Eaton, MOTOR magazine, Mahle/RTI,
Robinair and Spectra Premium, Underhood
Service magazine. General training program
sponsors include; 1-800-Radiator, Austin Baker,
Behr-Hella, Continental, Delphi, Honeywell,
Neutronics, Ogura, T/CCI, Tracer, and Veyence.
Golf hole sponsors include; Experian, Four Seasons, Neutronics, Prosource, Red Dot, R.L.
Polk, Mahle/RTI, T/CCI, Universal Air Conditioner and Valeo.
MACS Mobile A/C Best Practices ClinicWednesday, June 25, 2014
MACS member Arctic Air is holding a
MACS Mobile A/C Service and Repair Best
Practices training clinic at their corporate
headquarters at 2855 Philmont Avenue Bldg.
A in Huntingdon Valley, PA on Wednesday,
June 25 at 6 PM.
This course describes the Best Practices
service and repair methods pertaining to mobile A/C systems. When adhered to, the procedures outlined in this program should help
assure more accurate diagnosis, high-quality
long lasting repairs, reduction of comebacks
and increased customer satisfaction. It's Boot
Camp style approach delivers everything
you need/nothing you don't in a fast-paced,
highly informative manner. Major subjects
* A/C Systems: What They Do and
How They Do It
* A/C System Components: Description and Operation
* A/C System Refrigerants and Oils
* Essential A/C System Service Practices and Precautions
MACS training specialist Steve Schaeber
will deliver the presentation.
To register contact MACS at (215) 6317020 x 0. The cost is $25 and Arctic Air will
give technicians two $25 coupons.
Access mobile A/C and engine cooling
system speciﬁcations online!
Automotive service and repair professionals can now access mobile A/C and engine cooling system speciﬁcations through a
new online subscription service. Previously,
this information was only available from
MACS in print manuals.
The new Mobile A/C and engine cooling system online speciﬁcations database
contains mobile A/C system speciﬁcations
for refrigerant capacities, refrigerant types,
compressor oil type and viscosity and compressor clutch air gap all from 1980 to present day models. The database also contains
oil capacity-by-component specs from 1994
to the present and component locations from
1990 to today. Serpentine drive belt routing
and replacement information is available
from 1991 forward, and coolant type and capacity specs cover from 1980 to today.
MACS members can subscribe to the
MOTOR Information Systems mobile A/C
and engine cooling system database for an
annual fee of $30. Non-members can sign
up for an annual fee of $50. Visit the MACS
website store to subscribe at www.macsw.org
or call the MACS ofﬁce at 215/631-7020 x 0.
MACS Section 609 Certiﬁcation
Records Top 1 Million
A milestone has been reached and passed
at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society
(MACS) Worldwide. MACS now archives
over 1 million automotive service technician
Section 609 records.
"MACS is proud to have been the pioneer
provider of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) Section 609 service technician refrigerant recovery and recycling education program," proclaimed Elvis
L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating ofﬁcer. "We are very excited to have
now passed well over the 1 million certiﬁed
technicians mark and look forward to providing more certiﬁcations and education to
service technicians when our new R-1234yf
program is given ﬁnal approval by EPA."
This is a good time to remind all automotive service technicians that if they work
on mobile A/C systems using R-12, R-134a
and R-1234yf that under Section 609 of the
U.S. Clean Air Act they must be certiﬁed to
recover and recycle refrigerant.
MACS provides Section 609 certiﬁcation
education through leader-led classes, independent study tests and online testing. Technicians who have lost their credentials may
call the MACS ofﬁce at 215/631-7020 x 0 to
obtain reprints for $10 each. A reprint order
form is available on the MACS website at
www.macsw.org under the Section 609 certiﬁcation tab. ❆
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