MACS announces winners of 2017 new product showcase



The new product showcase at MACS 2017 Trade Show produced winners in three categories. A panel of industry press judged the new products displayed in three categories: Best Use of Technology, Most Service Friendly and  Most Innovative new product.


Recognized for the Best Use of Technology new product was the Fox from Globus Sistemas Electronicas, LTDA. The Fox is an air conditioning and transport refrigeration electronic controller panel, presenting OLED graphic display, innovative design silicone membrane keyboard, with smart lighting function. It is equipped with One Wire and CAN communication, allowing remote I/OS and bluetooth connectivity.

Honored as the Most Service Friendly new product was the Custom A/C Repair Hose Tube Assembly from Parker-Hannifin. Parker’s 285 hose was designed specifically for the rigorous air conditioning requirements of automotive, mobile, bus and transit applications. This air conditioning hose has long service life, resists moisture ingression and minimizes refrigerant permeation due to a nylon barrier. Furthermore, Parker offers male and female end tube connections with or without a pilot as well as their 26 series for hose connections giving technicians the ability to make custom hose tube assemblies.


Chosen for the Most Innovative is Gates Steel Tube Turbocharger Hose Solution Kit. The solution kit is for 2003-2007 6.0 L Ford Super Duty Pickups (F250, F350, F450 & F550) as well as 2003-2005 Ford Excursions, and it provides direct replacement, ensuring exact fit and ease in installation.  Each kit comes with oil-resistant lined hoses, clamps and a corrosion-resistant steel tube for the intercooler to engine application.

To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at The MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show, will take place February 14-17 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.


Since 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry.

MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services. MACS has assisted more than 1-million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.