ACtion Magazine - May 2015 - (Page 34)

* Refrigerant recovery, system evacuation, and recharge procedure * Leak detection importance; comparison of different methods * Review conditioner groups from several machine products (plan to have several units on display) * Review of individual system components and their function (dryers, accumulators, expansion devices, etc.) Dan Spurgeon- CAT * T/CCI will also hold tours and demonstrations utilizing their state-of-the-art climatic wind tunnel facility and present valuable service information in a dynamic presentation called Climatic Wind Tunnel: "Let's Test It!" * T/CCI will demonstrate a real charge determination of a "normal" passenger vehicle and have direct interaction with the members including allowing them to plot pressure, temperature, superheat and sub-cooling. * T/CCI using the same vehicle and climatic wind tunnel will continue the charge determination into an "overcharged" condition to demonstrate the effect of not properly compensating for residual oil in the system. * T/CCI will then pull charge and oil from the same system which will dramatically show the effect of reduced refrigerant and oil charge. * T/CCI will facilitate the walk-through of the climatic wind tunnel to demonstrate severe cooling conditions. "MACS is grateful to both CAT and T/CCI for making this unique training opportunity available so MACS can offer it to the greater mobile A/C industry," commented Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. "Any technician who participates in this training clinic will enjoy a unique learning opportunity that will be invaluable to their diagnostic knowledge." Registration for MACS members is $75 and $125 for non-members. Register now at or call 215/631-7020 x 306. Save the date for MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show MACS Annual Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 11-13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 34 ACTION * May 2015 The 2016 program theme is Mobile A/C: The Next Generation! Industry networking is the number one reason attendees cite for coming to the MACS Training Event and Trade Show and 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 $159 single or double plus tax per night. Room reservations can be made any time until January 2016 at (800) 823-8300. Trade Show booth registration will begin June 1, 2016. MACS is working hard on a powerhouse training program with special emphasis on the heavy duty and offroad marketplace which has become a real growth area for mobile A/C service and repair, and an overall focus on total vehicle climate and thermal management. Registration will open on September 1, 2015. You'll be able to find all the information at There are new opportunities for sponsorship of the MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show. Companies wishing to sponsor can contact Marion Posen at marion@ or call (215) 631-7020 x 304. Early commitment sponsors as of press time include gold level: MEI and Red Dot. Silver sponsors include: Bergstrom, Four Seasons, Eaton, Global/Omega/Santech, Honeywell, Mahle Service Solutions, Robinair, Spectra Premium, Sun-Air and Universal Air Conditioner. General training program sponsors include 1-800-Radiator, BehrHella, Continental, Honeywell, Nissens, Ogura, T/CCI, Tracer. Golf hole sponsors include Arkema, Experian, Four Seasons, I.H.S., Mahle Service Solutions, Red Dot, T/CCI and Trans/Air. Classified Product Manager - Thermal PMG (Long Beach) - Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years related experience. Must be proficient in all MS Office Applications. Need product management, sales, marketing and /or analytical experience. Good overall automotive industry knowledge, preferably aftermarket, required. Need pricing development and profitability management experience. Requires experience in negotiation and managing supplier relationships, both company-owned and outsourced. Responsibilities include managing and coordinating product development and expansion projects for new and existing product line(s) assigned. Conducting research and evaluating market preferences and identifying potential new product opportunities. Analyzing brand performance, brand competitiveness, and product trends in the marketplace and developing strategies for assigned brand based on research and analysis. To apply, visit our website at: (www.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - May 2015

Tool and equipment review
MACS mobile A/C training is everywhere
Service Port
Leonard's Law
Virtual View
Last Watch
By the numbers
Industry News
Association News
In Memoriam

ACtion Magazine - May 2015