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Delphi Introduces Air Conditioning Recharging Stations With a Patented Manifold for Efficient Refrigerant Recovery

New stations help garages accurately recharge latest-generation thermal technologies

Release Date: July 21, 2011

Warwick, UK — As the price of R134a refrigerant continues to rise, Delphi has introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio that utilize an efficient method of recovering as much refrigerant from the car as possible to help garages lessen their refrigerant costs, all while helping to protect the environment. Each system features a patented aluminium manifold, which delivers efficient refrigerant recovery, enhanced leak protection, and easier assembly and access for quick, accurate recovery and recharging of both passenger and commercial vehicle thermal systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles.

The recharging stations also feature a coalescent filter with a unique method of returning oil to the recovery compressor, ensuring a longer life. This enables Delphi to provide a two-year warranty on its recovery machines, as well as help reduce the number one failure when conducting compressor recovery and recharging, lack of lubrication. Non-condensable gas is automatically discharged using a controlled and environmentally safe method to avoid a potentially dangerous pressure build-up.


Delphi recently introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio for quick, accurate recharging and maintenance of passenger and light commercial vehicle thermal systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Download image

Delphi's four systems include semi automatic and fully automatic cost effective designs. Download image

Delphi Air Conditioning Service Station with cutouts (no words). Download image

Delphi Air Conditioning Service Station with cutouts (with words). Download image

"For more than five years all vehicle segments have experienced a rise in the complexity of air conditioning systems," said Gaël Escribe, vice president, independent aftermarket, Delphi Product & Service Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This, in turn, increases the complexity of how to service them. These systems use refrigerants that must be contained to protect the environment and the high pressures must be carefully managed to ensure there is no risk to the technician. Delphi's new stations allow technicians to safely focus on the task at hand, proper recovery and recharge of customer A/C systems, and get the vehicles back on the road quickly."

Delphi's four systems include semi automatic and fully automatic cost effective designs. Delphi's Refmatic AT41609 (fully automatic) uses a graphic display to enable languages using Cyrillic characters, such as Russian. The Refmatic AT41610 is compatible with large capacity systems such as those found on large commercial vehicles. AT41608, AT41609 and AT41610 include connections for Nitrogen, allowing for environmentally-friendly leak detection.

All four systems deliver high-precision recovery and recharging for new and older vehicle models, and are also compatible with the specialist air conditioning technologies fitted to hybrid and electric vehicles. They also decrease the amount of refrigerant used, thereby reducing costs. In addition, Delphi offers a range of recharging tools such as UV dyes and air conditioning oils, as well as training courses to ensure proper methods of recharging, recovery and systems maintenance.

In October at Equip' Auto 2011 in Paris, France, Delphi will introduce a recharging system compliant with European government regulations regarding HFO-R1234yf, the refrigerant replacing the current standard, R134a, beginning with 2011 new production vehicle models. This new station, optimised for HFO-R1234yf, will debut at Delphi's press conference on October 11, 2011.

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For more information contact:
Delphi
Marie-Pierre Ygrié
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