Now available at CoolDrive

Automotive industry leader Bosch has launched a new range of advanced-technology air-conditioning service units that are now available in Australasia through CoolDrive Auto Parts. 
Paying due deference to CoolDrive’s origins as an automotive air-conditioning specialist, Bosch says it has chosen to offer its next-level ACS 863 and ACS 763 service units through the national automotive parts distributor. 
The Bosch ACS units are operator-oriented to make maintenance of R1234yf systems in cars and commercial vehicles as easy as possible, whether the work required is for service or repair.
Each mobile ACS unit features an adjustable control console for enhanced operator viewing no matter how tight the workshop confines may be, and the durable modular design ensures all functions are easily controlled, aided by a smartphone app that allows users to check the status of operations in real time.
Bosch’s ACS air-conditioning service units provide contextual shortcut help messages to guide operators through the servicing process, which is operationally selectable between fully automatic and single service modes.
A Deep Recovery function ensures 99 percent of the refrigerant is recovered quickly and efficiently, and combines with a dual-stage vacuum pump with the highest flow rate on the market to achieve faster and most importantly deeper dehydration of the air-conditioning system. 
There’s also an integrated system of pressure and temperature controls. 
Designed for both e-vehicle and conventional air-conditioning systems, the Bosch ACS units avoid the danger of cross contamination of lubricants thanks to their independent oil injection systems, user-fillable sealed bottles and an automated flushing cycle for the service hoses at every oil change. 
Other features include an integrated leak detection system for inert gasses (NOx, nitrogen, formiergas), an optional refrigerant purity identifier, and an optimal 22 litre refrigerant tank which delivers the best balance between charging performance, flushing and dead space.
 “We are entering the peak air-conditioning period nationally, where the weather means air-conditioning units are being used just about everywhere, so servicing and maintenance requirements are now at the forefront of minds for workshops around the country,” CoolDrive Auto Parts Product Manager – Air Conditioning, David Pude, said.  
“Bosch’s new ACS 863 and 763 units are absolutely state-of-the-art and have been developed from the experiences of customers with earlier units, with the primary purpose of ensuring the easiest and most effective servicing regime in the workshop to reduce down time.” 
The Bosch ACS 863 and ACS 763 air-conditioning service units meet SAE and European standards, ensuring correct and environmentally friendly handling of refrigerants. 

Further information on the Bosch ACS units is available via CoolDrive branches nationwide, or online at