In recent years, refrigerants and how they are set to develop in the future have been the subject of some debate. At least one fact has emerged: In the next decade or two, garages in this country will have to deal with at least two types of refrigerants: R134a and R1234yf. “We are seeing the first CO2 air-conditioning systems being installed in luxury Mercedes models, and that’s a sign of things to come. However, it will be some years yet before independent garages have to tackle these systems”, says Nicolas Bittante, an air conditioning specialist at Hella Gutmann Solutions.
However, there is no doubt that the air-conditioning systems already installed in several million vehicles are presenting a demand for service. During the period leading up to the end of 2016, many new vehicles will keep on being filled with the standard refrigerant R134a – and this practice will continue for some time beyond this in the case of new vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t. From both a financial and an environmental perspective, it therefore makes fundamental sense to purchase a high-performance, state-of-the-art air-conditioning service unit – one that can handle both the current R134a type of refrigerant and the R1234yf type.
Hella Gutmann’s product portfolio offers a comprehensive range of products for air-conditioning service on R134a and R1234yf systems. The operation- and maintenance-friendly air-conditioning service units from the HUSKY series are at the center of it all. Equipped with safety features tested by the German Technical Inspection Association (TÜV) and powerful vacuum pumps, they are suitable for servicing air-conditioning systems in commercial vehicles and passenger cars, including electric and hybrid versions. Some of the special features of the HUSKYs include automatic oil management, a high level of filling accuracy, a time-saving power boost system, variable contrast agent filling, a particularly large filter dryer for maximum recovery rates, and a nitrogen connection for leak tightness testing. All these can be found across the entire range of models – even the low-cost, entry-level HUSKY 150 R134a.
Additionally, a wide range of consumables and special air-conditioning tools covers everything you could possibly need to provide air-conditioning service. The air-conditioning representative of one paint shop sums it up: “In summer temperatures, the new HUSKY 300 R134a fills vehicle air-conditioning systems around three times quicker than our previous air-conditioning service unit, which came from another manufacturer. We also have firm plans in place to invest in an additional R1234yf air-conditioning service unit – it’s something that is going to become essential to our work.”
User-friendly, fast, and with optional hose extensions, making it ideally suited to air-conditioning service on new vehicles: the all-new Husky 150 from Hella Gutmann Solutions.