Robinair AC1234-6: Ins and Outs

Is the Robinair AC1234-6 right for you and your shop?

Robinair has introduced their latest recovery, recycling, and recharging machine to the public.  Have you had time to research it or are you just starting to look into whether or not it is something you need in your shop?  Here are the ins and outs of the AC1234-6.

The Robinair AC1234-6 is the only product available today that fully meets SAE’s requirement for recovering, recycling and recharging vehicle A/C systems that use the new R1234YF refrigerant.

Robinair AC1234-6

Robinair AC1234-6 SAE-Standard ACS Machine $7,539.99 with FREE shipping inside the 48 US States!

• The Robinair AC1234-6 is a fully automatic ACS machine that comes with an integrated refrigerant identifier that samples the refrigerant in the vehicle’s A/C system prior to recovery, is a highly accurate and reliable machine, and can service both standard and hybrid vehicle A/C systems.
• Services both standard and hybrid vehicle A/C systems.
• Fully automatic operation — program for service, walk away and return when complete.
• 95% recovery efficiency
• Programmable vacuum operation helps get to the necessary vacuum level in any condition quickly.
• System leak test to identify gross leaks in a system.
• Charge accuracy within +/- ½ oz.
• Automatic oil drain shows how much oil was removed from the system during service.
• Automatic air purge removes the potential of air accumulating in the internal tank.
• Integrated refrigerant identifier (meets SAE J2927)
• Liquid refrigerant flushing function can flush A/C systems or individual components using liquid refrigerant instead of harsh chemicals.
• Automatic internal tank refill. No stopping to fill the internal tank during service, or before service.
• 1/4 Color VGA display. Large easy to read graphical display
• On-board printer capable of printing vehicle service report slips to present to customers.
• Specifications
• Operating voltage – 103-127V, 60Hz AC
• 100mm, EN837-1 pressure gauges
• Alpha-numeric keypad with service function keys
• 1.5 cfm dual stage vacuum pump1/3 hp hermetic compressor
• 22 lb. ASME internal storage tank
• USB, SD, and RJ45 I/O ports
• 8 ft. SAE J2888 service hoses with 1234YF high and low side system couplers
• Meets all requirements of SAE J2843

Robinair also has some additional detailed information on their website and you can click here to go to the pdf of their information sheet.

Have you taken the plunge and purchased one of the Robinair AC1234-6 units?  We’d love to hear your feedback about it to pass on to other mechanics that may be on the fence about whether to purchase one.  Email us and let us know!

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GoJak? What is that?

Is a GoJak right for you?  Here’s some great information on what and how they are used!

Have you been looking for a way to move your show car or race car around without actually driving the vehicle, or are you a tow trucking company trying to move a wrecked car? Well a GoJak might be for you.

A GoJak is a self-loading dolly. Unlike traditional jacks and dollies that are time consuming to jack up each wheel separately and insert a dolly, the GoJak operates with quick action, and bi-directional, double-paw ratchet to squeeze the vehicle’s tire between its rollers until the tire is lifted smoothly off the ground. The GoJak is made in 4 different sizes to fit your vehicles’ needs and they also make a rack for easy storage.

GoJak 6200

GoJak Right Hand Model 6200- Vehicles to 6,200 lbs.; Tire widths to 13"

Right Hand Model 6200- Vehicles to 6,200 lbs.; Tire widths to 13″

The 6200, designed as the strongest in the line, made with steel rollers, a wider axle and heavy duty raceway casters able to handle vehicles up to 6,200 lbs (when using 4) and 13-36 inch width tires. It also contains a 5 degree offset pedal for additional clearance from foot to tire. Made in a right handed and left handed unit.

GoJak 5000

GoJak Model 5000- Vehicles to 5,000 lbs.; Tire widths to 9"

Model 5000- Vehicles to 5,000 lbs.; Tire widths to 9″

The model 5000 with the original design is designed for cars up to 5,000 lbs (when using 4) and tire widths of up to 9 inches and up to 32 inches tall, which accommodates a large percentage of today’s passenger cars and small trucks. Available in left hand and right hand units.

GoJak 4500

GoJak 4500 SuperSlick™

The 4500 SuperSlick™

The SuperSlick, designed for the racing industry. This GoJak is designed to fit vehicles with tires 20 inches to 36 inches wide and 4,500 lbs (when using 4). The twin rollers on the axle guide allow the wheel to move smoothly up and over the axle support bar for easy lifting.

GoJak 456 Rack

GoJak® Rack - Storage Rack Holds 4 GoJaks

Rack – Storage Rack Holds 4 GoJaks

The convenient storage rack handles up to 4 units and fits all models. It rolls easy for storage and to job site, and loads and unloads in seconds. (GoJak’s not included)

So, whether you are a car collector, a repossession agent, or a tow truck service, GoJak’s are a great investment and will be an asset you will wish you would have purchased years ago!

Send us feedback on your GoJak experience!

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Written by: Johnna Dillinger, Internet Sales for National Tool Warehouse

Smartphone Scan Tool, Really?

Yes…you read the title right!  A Smartphone Scan Tool for the everyday person and home mechanic diy-er!

From what I am being told there is this amazing tool that you can buy for under $70.00 that you plug into your car.  You download the FREE app to your Apple or Android device and your smartphone becomes a scan tool.  No, you don’t need to reread that sentence.  It’s true!  Your smartphone becomes a scan tool!  How cool is that?!?!? That’s going to save you some serious cash and headache when a check engine light appears.

The Actron U-Scan Cellular Diagnostic Code Scanner provides do-it-yourselfers the ability to access vehicle diagnostics using their Apple or Android device. (That verbiage is straight from the manufacturer!)

I’m still in shock! This smartphone scan tool has been developed to provide essential information to help you repair your vehicle quickly and easily, while saving money.  Actron, the manufacturer, has even put out a pdf file giving more information about how this “Dongle” works (no I did not make that name up).  You can get that pdf here.

According to Actron, the smartphone scan tool is guaranteed to link to all 1996-Up vehicles. It has a Quick Check feature meaning it will read codes and definitions, erase codes and turn off the check engine light along with monitoring emissions.  On top of that it includes a Vehicle Activity Log that records the history of vehicle tests and diagnostics.  How cool is that!?!?

U-Scan™ Smartphone Scan Tool Vehicle Diagnostics  (ACT-CP9599)

U-Scan™ Smartphone Vehicle Diagnostics

Anyone already own this smartphone scan tool that would be willing to give me a review?  I’d love to hear how it performs before I shell out the cash!

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