APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED BY
GERMAN VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS
The KONFORT 770S implements exclusive technological solutions to adhere to the specific German vehicle manufacturer requirements, with regards to safety and reliability under the European legislation for the new refrigerant.
The KONFORT 770S recharge station has been included in the prestigious ADI Design Index for 2012 as an example of excellent Italian design. The index is published annually by ADI, the Italian Association for Industrial Design.
The internal unit has been designed to ensure the service procedures for the unit are simpler with regards to oil changes or filters. The refrigerant tank is mounted on robust electronic scales with a locking system that prevents changes in calibration during transport or when moving around the workshop.
The KONFORT 770S is equipped with an automatic leak control system, linked to EN837 Class 1 certified gauges with an impeccable precision. The refrigerant scales guarantee that errors will not exceed +/- 15gr.
As far as safety is concerned, as soon as the service station is opened for inspection; a micro-switch system automatically locks electrical components.
An emergency stop button has been added to the control panel which turns the machine off stopping all processes in progress. The entire upper console can be turned in order to be viewed, without having to move the whole service station (not-available in the German market).
The components used such as the innovative recovery group have exceptional features and they guarantee refrigerant recovery of over 95%.
REFRIGERANT IDENTIFIER KIT
TEXA’s refrigerant identification system is based on NDIR (Non-Dispersive Infrared) technology and has been developed on the basis of a decade of experience in the production of exhaust gas analysis systems that are recognised as the best the market can offer in terms of accuracy and build quality.
TEXA is the only European company and the second worldwide to develop and produce a refrigerant identification kit especially for air conditioning recharge stations.
Special care has been taken to ensure that test results cannot be influenced by the surrounding environment, e.g. by the airborne hydrocarbon vapours and exhaust gases so often present in the garage environment.
Development of the system took over a year. Particular attention was paid to the algorithms that identify refrigerant types R134a and R1234yf. The TEXA system not only identifies these two refrigerants but ensures their purity too.
SPECIFIC SERIES SOLUTIONS
REFILLABLE HERMETICALLY SEALED OIL BOTTLES
Because standard bottles are not hermetically sealed, they always contain a percentage of air. The water molecules in the air bind with the oil and contaminate it. TEXA’s solution was to create special containers which prevent the oil from becoming contaminated by air and humidity. These have been patented. These special bottles can be re-used thanks to a special system which removes the air from the bottle.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FLUSHING
In order to guarantee safety and efficiency, it is important that each type of oil and refrigerant are not cross contaminated. TEXA have therefore developed a special automatic flushing function to clean the internal circuits of the service station.
AUTOMATIC BOTTLE IDENTIFICATION
With the introduction of new vehicles, particularly electric and hybrid vehicles, new oils have been introduced for these applications. The correct oil type must be used relating to the air conditioning system to be serviced (eg PAG or POE). It is potentially damaging and dangerous to inject non-compatible oils into the system, so the operator must take care to avoid mistakes. TEXA has developed an automatic oil bottle recognition system which, by comparing the data contained in the vehicles database, signals if the incorrect bottle is in use.
TILT SENSOR SYSTEM FOR ACCURATE READINGS
The scales used for refrigerant measurement can be inaccurate when used on uneven surfaces. TEXA’s patented TILT SENSOR SYSTEM analyses the scales horizontal positioning and alerts the operator to the fact that the readings may be inaccurate.
FAN PROTECTION SYSTEM
The new R1234yf refrigerant has been classified as being ‘highly flammable’ and this must be acknowledged by the operator. The KONFORT 700 series air conditioning recharge stations adopts a high efficiency redundant fan system to eliminate any possible refrigerant build up within the unit.
AUTOMATIC LEAK DETECTION MANAGEMENT
The KONFORT 700 series units automatically carry out a dual leak detection check. All safety related operations take place automatically in order to eliminate errors.
TEXA operating software conforms to the strictest requirements of accuracy and precision.
Any possible faults or messages are displayed via detailed error messages. TEXA software manages the recovery and recharge processes, in order to guarantee precession that was previously unknown.
In particular, the automatic procedures assist the operator with repairs on highly sophisticated systems, such as those fitted on the new hybrid vehicles. All models have a removable SD card which allows communication with a Windows PC to update vehicle make and model database, check and certify all services and potential software updates.