Peter Orlando of Automotive Training Technologies instructs a breakfast meeting at the MACS training event. He demonstrates how to use a wiring diagram to diagnose an air conditioning problem in a 1999 Ford Expedition.
Robert Gagliano of Advance Auto Air Conditioning Inc., New Berlin, Wis., finds the breakfast seminar on using a diagram to diagnose an air conditioning problem helpufl during the MACS training event.
Dr. Chris Seeton, left, and Steve Reed of Honeywell discuss the aftermarket strategy for the HFO-1234yf refrigerant during the trade show.
Karl Mathis, left, of Ritchie Engineering shows a Yellow Jacket mobile flushing tool to Roger Smith of Truck Air Service in Columbus, Ga.
Mike Cable of RTI Technologies presents the new R1234yf machine.
Matt Otten of MotorVac presents the Mist in-air quality solution in the Uview Ultraviolet Systems Inc. booth.
Dan Jouve, left, and Jeff Glover of CPS Products Inc. welcome Sarah Shelstrom, publisher of PTEN magazine, to their booth.
David Foster, left, and Matt Foster of Uniweld present the new vapor charging device to attendees.
Van Boyd, left, of Walt's Radiator Shop in Lexington, Ky. learns about Cliplight products from Lorne Hilts, center, and Nick Bush.
Frank Casale, left, and Steve Anderson present the Clima A/CS at the Flo-dynamics booth.
Tim Wagaman of Robinaire presents a machine for servicing the HFO-1234yf refrigerant which will be released in the spring.
Frank Walker of Airsept presents the Smart Splice kit for line repair solutions.
Dan Spitznagel of Fort Walton Radiator and Auto Air in Fort Walton, Fla. got some useful tips from a customer service seminar.
Approximately 1,250 automotive air conditioning professionals converged on the Caribe Royal Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. for three days of training, networking and a trade show for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS). The event featured several seminars on diagnosing air conditioning issues and the use of new refrigerants.
Attendees also spent time learning about new air conditioning tools and equipment at a trade show, where manufacturers demonstrated their products and answered questions from attendees. Several manufacturers showed new equipment for servicing the HFO 1234yf refrigerant, which is slowly being introduced to the market.
Robert Gagliano, president of Advanced Air Conditioning Inc. in New Berlin, Wis., noted during one of the seminars that a seminar on using a wiring diagram to trace an air conditioning problem was helpful. Gagliano noted that every shop will not likely have every shop or scan tool to diagnose a problem.
Danny Spitznagel of Fort Walton Radiator and Auto Air of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., a board member, found seminar on customer service helpful because it offered techniques on how to handle customers. He also found a state of the industry seminar keynote presentation interesting.