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At the Automechanika, Robinair presents its new fully automatic high-end units for trouble-free A/C service

New line completes the range of the air-conditioning service specialist

  • The new AC1x34-5i and AC1234-5i air-conditioning service units complete the high-end line of A/C service units
  • New economical ACM3000yf entry-level A/C service unit to start servicing A/C systems
  • Powerful functions for safe and efficient A/C service
Heiderose Dreiner

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At the Automechanika fair in Frankfurt (Germany), Robinair will first present its new AC1x34-5i and AC1234-5i A/C service units. They complete the existing high-end line. The new economical entry-level unit ACM3000yf for air conditioning systems filled with R1234yf refrigerant will also be presented. Robinair will exhibit its complete and broad range of fully automatic air-conditioning service units for straightforward and efficient A/C services at stand C20 in hall 9.

Improved performance and precision

The new AC1x34-5i and AC1234-5i A/C service units are operated fully automatically.

Combining both maintenance and repair functions in one, these units ease the workflow at the workshop. In comparison with the predecessor line, Robinair increased the performance of the new line. The release of non-condensed gases is now controlled electronically. Within short time, these units recover 99 percent of the refrigerant. Electronic pressure and temperature controls ensure refrigerant filling with a precision of charge of 15 grams. But even the dual-stage vacuum pump featuring a flow rate of 170 liters per minute is particularly powerful as well. This makes the units suitable for quick and efficient maintenance – even in case of larger air conditioning systems used in light commercial vehicles and trucks.

An independent and hermetically sealed fresh-oil injection system prevents soiling of different oils. There is even an integrated flushing program and a hose-flushing system. With all of these features, the new high-end units can be used for A/C services on vehicles with combustion engines and those with electric drives alike.

With its innovative graphical user interface, the color display supports the workshop staff concerning the operation and monitoring of the units while guiding the operator through the maintenance procedure. An optional smartphone app allows keeping an eye on the device status and the work progress from afar as well. Even the maintenance of the A/C service units is straightforward. In terms of design and structure, these units were influenced by user experiences. As a result, the access to their inner components, for example, is much easier now.

Both of these new A/C service units – that is, AC1x34-5i and AC1234-5i – feature the same basic functions as other units of the high-end line. Optionally, they can also be equipped with an integrated printer, an automatic leakage tester, possibilities to connect them to Bosch Connected Repair or the ASA network as well as device monitoring via smartphone app.

New economical entry-level unit for air conditioning systems working with R1234yf refrigerant

Besides this new line of efficient A/C service units, Robinair also presents its new automatic ACM3000yf A/C service unit for air conditioning systems filled with R1234yf refrigerant. Based on the well-proven ACM3000 entry-level unit tried and tested over many years, the new unit includes all important functions for economical and straightforward A/C services. ACM3000yf supports workshop mechanics at all required air-conditioning service tasks and performs precise refrigerant recovery, recycling and filling in a fully automatic manner. Among other details, the unit is also equipped with an automatic flushing function for non-condensed gases and an integrated oil injection bottle. A printer being available as an option can also be connected.

For more than 60 years, Robinair has been the world’s leading A/C service specialist

Founded in Warren (Michigan, USA) in 1956, Robinair soon focused on the development of A/C service units. In the 1970ies, the company launched its first unit combining refrigerant recovery, recycling and filling onto the market. By now, Robinair is a leading manufacturer of A/C service units with sales and service branch offices on all continents. Robinair also supports automotive workshops providing know-how and future-proof service equipment for the maintenance of temperature management systems of hybrid and electric vehicles or vehicles with other innovative powertrains such as e.g. fuel-cell technology. In late 2012, Robinair became a brand of the Bosch Group.

As of December 2012, Robinair became a Bosch brand and was integrated into the Automotive Service Solutions Business Unit of the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Division. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is a major manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle electronic diagnostic equipment and offers a wide range of servicing tools and equipment with various manufacturing facilities. Robinair is the leading high quality brand in automotive AC equipment and tools.

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The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 17,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 16,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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