The 2024 MACS Training Event & Trade Show took place from January 31st to February 3rd at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This annual event was a significant gathering for professionals within the mobile air conditioning industry, offering an unparalleled blend of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and a trade show dedicated to the latest in mobile A/C technology, parts, tools, equipment, and services.
As an exhibitor, Tracer Products benefited greatly from participating in the MACS Show 2024. By showcasing their latest products and technologies in leak detection and A/C system maintenance, Tracer Products connected with a targeted audience of industry professionals seeking the latest solutions to enhance their service offerings.
One of the event’s key features was its comprehensive training program, which spanned over 70 hours and covered service and repair techniques for a wide range of vehicles, including automotive, light-duty trucks, heavy-duty vehicles, and off-road machinery. Industry experts led these sessions, providing attendees with valuable knowledge to tackle any A/C-related challenge. The event also offered a unique opportunity for professionals to meet leading exhibitors, discover new products, and stay ahead of industry advancements.
The MACS Show 2024 proved to be an enriching experience for all attendees, offering a deep dive into the current trends and future directions of mobile air conditioning. Whether looking to advance their knowledge, connect with industry peers, or discover the latest products and services, participants found the event delivered on all fronts.
Meeting the Needs of the Future: New PAG EV Products
At the heart of Tracer Products’ exhibit was their new portfolio of EV UV dyes, a groundbreaking solution tailored for electric vehicles. Gary Testa, with his extensive knowledge and expertise, engaged with attendees, discussing the unique attributes of these dyes designed specifically for the cooling systems of electric vehicles. The new line of products addresses the evolving needs of the automotive industry as it shifts towards electrification, offering a leak detection solution that ensures the efficiency and longevity of EV cooling systems.
Further adding to their showcase, Tracer Products introduced their New PAG EV products in the “New Product Display” at the show. The TP-9817EV-BX AC Dye Injection Kit for Electric Vehicles represents the latest innovation in their product line, offering a seamless and efficient way to identify leaks in air conditioning systems specifically designed for EVs.
A Trusted Name in Automotive Leak Detection
Gary Testa’s presence at the Tracer Products booth provided attendees not only with insights into the company’s new offerings but also with the opportunity to engage with a leading figure in the industry. As the National Sales Director, Testa answered a myriad of questions, shedding light on the importance of UV fluorescent leak detection products and their critical role in maintaining vehicle integrity and performance. His interactions underscored Tracer Products’ position as an industry leader, trusted by major carmakers and OEMs worldwide.
John Duerr Presented the Future of EV Leak Detection at MACS
At the recent Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Training Event & Trade Show, a standout moment was when John Duerr, Director of Product Development at Tracer Products, took the stage. With the automotive industry’s eyes turning increasingly towards electric vehicles (EVs), Duerr’s presentation, “Leak Detection Tools and Methods for EV Applications,” was timely and insightful, shedding light on the evolving challenges and solutions in maintaining these next-generation vehicles.
Duerr kicked off his session by demystifying the basics of UV dye leak detection. This method, long trusted in the automotive industry for its accuracy and efficiency, is entering a new era with the rise of EVs. Duerr explained the science behind fluorescent leak detection, making it accessible to both seasoned professionals and newcomers alike. His deep dive into the methodology set the stage for discussing its application in the realm of electric vehicles.
Equipment and Service Tips for the Electric Age
One of the highlights of Duerr’s presentation was his comprehensive overview of the equipment considerations necessary for effective leak detection in EVs. He provided valuable insights into selecting the right tools and materials, including the latest in UV dye technology tailored for electric vehicles. Duerr shared practical service tips to maximize results, emphasizing procedures that align with the unique aspects of EV maintenance. With the electric vehicle market set to expand dramatically, the need for specialized maintenance solutions will grow. Duerr’s vision for how UV dye technology will adapt to meet these needs inspired confidence in the continued relevance and innovation within the field.
John Duerr’s presentation at MACS was more than just a technical seminar; it was a beacon for the industry, highlighting the path forward in the maintenance and repair of electric vehicles. As the automotive world navigates the shift towards electrification, the insights shared by Duerr at the event underscore the importance of innovation and adaptation in maintaining the reliability and safety of EVs.
Tracer Products, with its commitment to pioneering solutions like the EV UV dyes and PAG EV products showcased at MACS, continues to lead the charge. Duerr’s expertise and vision reinforce the company’s status as an essential partner for automotive professionals transitioning to the electric future.
As the industry evolves, the knowledge and tools provided by leaders like John Duerr and Tracer Products will be invaluable in ensuring the seamless integration of electric vehicles into our roads and lives.