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Electric Compressors, EV System Enhancements and Heat Pumps

October 26, 2022

EV and hybrid manufacturers are searching for every yard/meter of range they can squeeze out of their vehicles. In the race to get their newest offerings into the driveways of consumers, range is a major factor. HVAC can severely effect vehicle range, and engineers are doing everything possible to reduce the impact of this creature comfort/necessity.
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Global Parts Distributors to exhibit

October 18, 2022

All GPD products are designed to meet/exceed OE fit, form, and function. Product lines include compressor, condensers, cooling fans, electrical components and engine management sensors, evaporators, expansion valves, fittings, heater cores, hose assemblies, radiators, tools, chemicals, service items, and ‘Do It Right the First Time Kits’: Compressor Kits, Kits Plus, System Service Kits, Blower Motor Kits, as well as application specific O-Ring Rapid Seal Kits (included w/ Compressors Kits, Kits Plus, and System Service Kits) and Cap and Valve kits.
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Visit Tracer at MACS Training Event

September 28, 2022

Proudly made in the U.S.A., Tracer Products is a family-owned company with three generations of experience in delivering award-winning professional service and the industry’s most powerful leak detection dyes, inspection lamps and diagnostic tools. Today, major OEMs around the world trust the Tracerline brand. Over 300 million vehicles have used Tracerline’s UV fluorescent leak detection dyes to ensure quality and system integrity.
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T/CCI MFG Awarded Illinois’ First Reimagining Electric Vehicle Tax Incentive Package to Support Major Investments in Transportation Manufacturing and Infrastructure

September 7, 2022

MACS member T/CCI Manufacturing, a global leader for compressor technology, has received Illinois’ first Reimagining Electric Vehicle (“REV Illinois”) Tax Incentive package established by Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
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Electric truck service opportunities

July 1, 2022

For many of these eTrucks, there are going to be one, two, or possibly more, systems using refrigerant on the vehicle. I am not going to discuss any specific systems, because many of them are proprietary, but we can still talk about the generic packages, how to identify them, what can be serviced in a regular shop, and what to avoid at all costs!
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Designing a Climate Control System for Electric Vehicles

June 3, 2022

How do engineers design climate control systems for electric vehicles
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Air contamination in an A/C system can ruin your day

February 2, 2022

I had a memorable encounter with air contamination in the mid 1990s.  I was conducting a lot of retrofit clinics at the time and had recently acquired a demo refrigerant identifier which I took to those clinics. At one clinic, there was a technician who was extremely interested in the refrigerant identifier.  
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What do you know about the fixed displacement piston compressor?

November 2, 2021

What do you know about the fixed displacement piston compressor? 
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Tesla aftermarket repair information

October 29, 2021

NASTF has released new information on industry changing news! After 4 years of working together with Tesla, NASTF is pleased to announce that Tesla scan tool and service information is now available to the aftermarket. For the American and Canadian markets (Canadian version is in the final testing stages) things are changing rapidly that's why the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has brought their best experts to explain how to find, set-up, and implement this new information so you can add this new service opportunity to your shop.
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Understanding and troubleshooting data lines on heavy-duty trucks

September 23, 2021

Understanding and Troubleshooting data lines on heavy-duty trucks will be presented byLarry Turay of LETCO Enterprises. In Larry’s Saturday morning class, attendees will learn how components and subsystem inputs and outputs can influence HVAC operations. 
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Electrification and climate control technologies: Are we prepared?

June 3, 2021

A recent survey from CarGurus suggests consumer interest in purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) has doubled in the past three years.
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Contact counts in temperature testing

April 27, 2021

Proper contact is vital when connecting to A/C lines using the contact type temperature thermometers. To determine if I am getting good contact, I always like to place both connectors side by side on the same line and observe the temperature readings.
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