Evacuation of automotive A/C systems has to be done with vacuum pumps designed for the purpose. Too fast an evacuation by means of over-dimensioned vacuum pumps will lead to icing of residual moisture in the air conditioning system and consequently to system malfunctions.
Today‘s automotive A/C systems only have a maximum volume of 3 litres of air. Therefore, only 3 litres of air per minute will flow through the service coupler during the evacuation process. The vacuum pumps shown below have been exactly designed to match the specific capacity requirements of automotive A/C systems.
If the performance of the pump is too high, moisture may freeze, which in turn can lead to a malfunction of the air conditioning system.
A/C recovery is a vital service activity that requires the right equipment. WAECO offers a wide range of products that enables the different stages of the automotive air conditioning recovery process – from evacuation through recharging – to be carried out safely and reliably.
WAECO’s products – developed over more than 30 years of experience in the sector – offer you the perfect A/C recovery solution: through constant dialogue with the automotive industry and after-sales market, and adherence to the latest standards, we have kept up to speed with what you need.
Our products have been recognized for their quality by workshop and service professionals alike. This commitment to quality allows you to focus on meeting your customers’ service, repair, and maintenance needs, ensuring top-level reliability from start to finish.
We offer a wide range of products suitable for use in A/C recovery (see opposite for details), including:
Our entire product line is specifically designed for use with automotive A/C systems.
Leak detection is a key part of A/C servicing and recovery. Leaks from car air conditioning systems can reduce engine efficiency, and cause loss of refrigerant into the environment. WAECO offers a full range of air con leak detection equipment using traditional and state-of-the-art techniques (see our A/C leak detection webpage), as well as a reference leak for electronic leak detectors. This easy-to-use, practical tool lets you check that your electronic leak detectors are working properly, ensuring that the service you deliver meets your customers’ expectations every time.
WAECO’s oil checkers are also a key component of the A/C recovery product range, allowing you to check quickly and safely whether the condition of the oil indicates that there are issues with an A/C unit’s compressor.
Refrigerant evacuation is the key step in the A/C recovery process. Evacuation of automotive A/C systems must be carried out with vacuum pumps specifically designed for this purpose. Using oversized vacuum pumps leads to residual moisture in the air conditioning system freezing, and consequently to system malfunctions. Our vacuum pump has been precision-designed to match the specific capacity requirements of automotive A/C systems, with a flowrate that is optimized to prevent system damage.
The vacuum pump is matched to use with our refrigerant recovery unit, allowing automatic self-emptying of A/C systems, and safe transfer of refrigerant.
The recharging process is made easy by an array of products specifically designed for use with automotive air conditioning systems:
The combination of WAECO’s range of products for A/C recovery with our longstanding experience and award-winning, innovative capability gives you everything you need to do the job safely and reliably. So you can focus on what you do best: meeting your customer’s auto A/C repair and service needs on time, every time.