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New Robinair A/C service units for simple and efficient A/C service

Fully automatic service routines on air conditioning systems working with R134a and R1234yf refrigerants

  • Easy operation and functional design
  • Status notification via smartphone
  • Refrigerant recovery rate of 99 percent in short time
  • Connection with Bosch workshop software Connected Workshop is possible
Heiderose Dreiner

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Featuring additional functions and increased performance, the new Robinair AC1x34-7i, AC1234-7i and AC1234-8i A/C service units are well qualified for efficient maintenance and repair tasks on passenger-car and commercial-vehicle air conditioning systems working with R134a and R1234yf refrigerants. Including all functions for maintenance and repair tasks, they optimize and ease workflows at workshops thus increasing their economy. The new A/C service units work fully automatically. The innovative graphic user interface with a 7-inch color display supports the workshop employee concerning both operation and monitoring. In addition, the display also provides instructions on service preparation tasks and maintenance procedures. Via smartphone app, the user can also check the device status and the work progress in real time and remotely – e.g. from another work station. As the new design based on user experiences eases the access to the interior components, the maintenance of the new A/C service units is very simple too. The new devices meet all of the vehicle manufacturers’ international standards for a more environmentally friendly handling of both of the refrigerants.

More power for faster and more efficient A/C servicing

Besides eased handling, the developers of the new Robinair series of A/C service units also increased the performance of the AC1x34-7i, AC1234-7i and AC1234-8i devices in comparison with their predecessors. Releasing non-condensed gases, for instance, is now controlled electronically reducing the risk of refrigerant loss. The new devices recover 99 percent of the refrigerant from the vehicle in shorter time thanks to exclusive “Deep recovery” function. Electronic pressure and temperature controls ensure a premium level of precision at the refrigerant filling. A two-stage vacuum pump with a flow rate of 170 liters per minute allows quick and efficient maintenance assuring dehydration before re-charging – even for rather big air conditioning systems used in light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and trucks. An independent and hermetically sealed fresh-oil injection system prevents cross contamination of different oils. The new A/C service units are perfectly suitable for both vehicles with combustion engines and those ones powered by electric drives. At the top model Robinair AC1234-8i, a refrigerant detection system also checks the degree of purity of the R1234yf refrigerant.

The new Robinair AC1x34-7i, AC1234-7i and AC1234-8i A/C service units are equipped with a vehicle database and user-friendly software which can be connected with the Bosch workshop software Connected Workshop or the ASA network respectively. This allows quick exchange of data between A/C service units and workshop software. The integrated printer creates a comprehensive report thus generating a transparent overview of the maintenance results for both operators and workshop customers.

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 18,000 associates in 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 17,000 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. 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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