SAE Certified ACX1280 R1234yf Recovery Machine Continues to Gain Great Customer Feedback and Industry Award

York, Pa. – May 20, 2015 – The MAHLE Service Solutions ACX1280 is a new R1234yf recovery machine that is certified to meet all applicable performance and safety standards that are part of the stringent SAE J2843 standard. The ACX1280 machine is designed to recover, recycle and recharge R-1234yf to SAE purity standards.

Among other things, the SAE J2843 standard requires anti-arcing switches and internal ventilation as part of its protective design for the mildly flammable refrigerant.

The ACX1280 is part of MAHLE Service Solutions line of ArcticPRO® A/C service equipment. Redesigned in late 2014, MAHLE focused on the goal of delivering a high-performance, long-lasting, and industry leading product that creates a satisfying user experience.

Toward that goal, the new design places users in optimal ergonomic working conditions. Additionally, the section between the front and rear main housing parts was modified to provide users with free access to internal components without needing to open the device. This allows technicians to quickly and easily perform routine maintenance and service tasks such as filter-driers and oil changes enabling maximum uptime and faster service support.

Since MAHLE Service Solutions introduced the ACX1280 late last year, it has received positive customer feedback for its fully automatic features that make for easy, time-saving, and precise service for air conditioning systems in vehicles that use R1234yf refrigerant.

In addition, the company was honored for a “Best Use of Technology” new product award at the 2015 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show. The award was selected by an impartial panel of automotive press members.

The machine is distinguished from its competitors with the option to purchase it with either an internal or external refrigerant identifier system. Other U.S. competitors only offer an internal identifier. Several global automotive OEM's have chosen to equip their dealerships with the ACX1280 as an essential service tool.

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Service Solutions division specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive tools and maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems. In addition to the high-quality products offered through its Service Solutions division, MAHLE Aftermarket provides a comprehensive and well-developed service network to ensure quick and professional technical support and training for repair shops.

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