MACS Recognizes Best New Products of 2019
A panel of independent members of the aftermarket trade press chose three new products to be recognized at the MACS 2019 Training Event and Trade Show, which was held February 21-23 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California.
Recognized for Best Use of Technology in a new product was the NEO+ by Globus Sistemas Electronicos of Brazil. A Globus news release states that, “After the huge success of the Globus Neo family, Globus Electronics proudly presents the Neo+. OLED graphic display control panel. Featuring dynamic function backlighting, features coming from Fox panel, allows a simple and easy interface. Endless knob with an embedded button makes navigation even more intuitive. Bluetooth and WiFi capable, Neo+ is available in a vertical or horizontal model. Neo2+ and Neo3+ panels leverage all of the flexibility and customization provided by Globus Electronics.” For more information visit globus.com.br
Mahle was honored for creating the Most Service Friendly product with its new Arctic Pro ACX 2280 R-1234yf refrigerant handling system. The company states, “ Mahle ArcticPRO ACX2280, which is designed with a unique, ergonomic service door, offers an intuitive, state of the art user interface, navigated through a beautiful 7” capacitive touchscreen. A built-in LED status indicator light at the top of the unit, which is visible from anywhere in the shop, notifies your technicians of completed service. Wireless communication features ensure automatic, permanent software updates. The integrated refrigerant identifier ensures that the proper refrigerant is being serviced and prevents contamination of the unit and your customer’s A/C system. An optional thermal printer offers the technician and the customer a quick print out of services rendered.” For more information visit mahle-aftermarket.com
The Yellow Jacket® ManTooth Wireless Digital Pressure /Temperature Gauge automotive kit was recognized as the Most Innovative new product. Ritchie engineering states, “The YELLOW JACKET® ManTooth™ Wireless Digital Pressure/Temperature Gauge Automotive Kit uses Bluetooth technology and an app to provide service centers and technicians with the ability to perform an accurate vehicle A/C system check in less than three minutes (on average). The Automotive ManTooth Kit utilizes a free downloadable app to calculate and display the system’s actual readings in an easy-to-read format on an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Adding this to your current courtesy inspection or multipoint inspection process on every vehicle that rolls up to your shop is efficient and easy. It provides an exact A/C system health status for your customer and maximizes the opportunity to up-sell additional A/C service.” Find out more at yellowjacket.com
Since 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry.
MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services. MACS has assisted more than 1-million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.
To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at www.macsw.org. The MACS 40th anniversary Training Event and Trade Show, A/Ccess will take place February 19-22, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. A current calendar of all regional training can be found on the training page of MACS website.