The 2013 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Training Event and Trade Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. featured a new products showcase with 24 new mobile A/C and engine cooling products on display. A panel of the motor press attending the show judged the following products as stand-outs in three categories:
Most innovative new product:: AGS Swedge LOKR Kit. The SWEDGE-LOKR Tool and SWEDGE-LOK System is the key to permanent, fast, and economical A/C repairs. The SWEDGE-LOKR Tool is designed to fit into the compact spaces where A/C lines are found, allowing most repairs to be completed right on the vehicle. The SWEDGE-LOK repair fittings consist of tube-to-tube unions, tube-to-hose unions, and block-offs. The specialized alloy and design of these fittings makes for corrosion-proof and leak-proof repairs that are pressure-rated and tested up to 1000 PSI.
Best use of technology in a new product: Santech #MT3710 – Dual Channel Thermometer Kit. This is a J/K-type digital thermometer that will display (2) separate probe readings at the same time on one screen. The unit will also perform a differential reading of the (2) probes.The thermometer comes with a protective rubber cover. The probes are direct contact for accurate readings.
Most service friendly new product: Beck/Arnley European Coolants. Beck/Arnley's new lineup of Genuine OE Quality European Fluids includes Euro Concentrate, Euro SF+, and Euro ++. They are bottled in Europe and formulated specifically for Audi, BMW, Mini, Land Rover, Volkswagen, and Volvo models. The bottle includes a collapsible spout for ease of pouring.