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Opening the A/C service season with professional Robinair service units and Bosch cabin filters

For workshop customers, cabin filter replacement completes professional A/C service

  • Premium and standard Robinair A/C service units with simplified operation and fully automatic procedures
  • Comprehensive range of cabin filters for different customer requirements and almost any vehicle on the European market
  • Increasing importance of professional A/C servicing for faultless thermal management on electric vehicles
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe / Plochingen – As the spring temperatures start to rise, the air-conditioning service season starts for automotive workshops. When performing A/C services, Bosch also recommends replacing the cabin filter. With its broad range of fully automatic A/C service units, Robinair provides a unit for professional and resource-efficient air-conditioning service befitting each and every workshop requirement. Featuring some 600 part numbers, the Bosch range also includes suitable cabin filters for almost any vehicle type in Europe and for any requirement.

Robinair A/C service units for all workshop requirements

Both the Robinair premium A/C service units – types AC1234-8i and AC1x34-7i – and the standard units AC1234-5i and AC1x34-5i stand out for their simplified operation and fully automatic procedures. At the same time, they comply with the specifications of the vehicle manufacturers. The “AC Connect” app allows workshop staff to proceed with other tasks during the A/C service routine. The app-based control informs the staff as soon as new steps are to be taken at the A/C service unit. Within short time, these units recover up to 99 percent of the refrigerant in case of air conditioning systems running on R134a and R1234yf refrigerants. This protects the environment and saves ready cash. In addition, these A/C service units can also be used for the diagnosis of issues concerning the air conditioning performance. Regular system checks at the A/C service prevent technical issues. Furthermore, the new design of Robinair A/C service units is particularly maintenance-friendly and provides easy and efficient access to inner components of the units.

FILTER+ filters allergens, bacteria, smells and fine dust

Bosch recommends to change cabin filters every 15 000 km or once a year. After all, a new cabin filter significantly improves the air quality inside the cabin while protecting the occupants against fine dust and pollen. Bosch FILTER+ is a cabin filter with a particularly high performance and a special anti-allergy layer rendering allergens harmless and eliminating bacteria. An activated-carbon layer neutralizes harmful and foul-smelling gases. And finally, an ultra-thin microfiber layer separates up to 99 percent of all particles with a diameter of up to 2.5 micrometers – so-called fine dust. Bosch is currently expanding its FILTER+ range by some 20 percent allowing to equip some 190 million vehicles in Europe with this filter. By means of its FILTER+, Bosch provides – especially health-conscious – car drivers with a high-performance cabin filter proving its worth most noticeably at the pollen season. The replacement of cabin filters makes particularly much sense after performing an A/C service. It allows customers to feel the positive effects of professional servicing most eminently.

Ready for the future with Robinair A/C service units

Concomitantly with the growing number of electric vehicles on the market, professional A/C service is also of increasing importance for the workshops. After all, the A/C system plays a key role for the thermal management of electric drives. Besides ensuring pleasant temperatures inside the cabin, it also cools the batteries in order to maintain their optimum operating temperature. During the charging process and in case of fast charging, the air conditioning system cools the batteries which would otherwise heat up when charged. In this manner, the A/C system contributes to a long battery service life and supports effective charging procedures. With their innovative oil-bottle system preventing the mixture of different oils, the new Robinair A/C service units are also suitable for tasks related to the air conditioning systems of hybrid and electric vehicles.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern 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-specific products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training courses, 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 15,000 workshops, and 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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